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grok Donating Member (228 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 01:46 PM
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34. There is another witness, the "finger-bearer"
I think both are telling the truth, just different perspective...

http://www.redcounty.com/man-moveonorg-healthcare-vigil...

recap......


About 20 minutes earlier, a man on MoveOn.org’s side of the street crossed over and shouted “Why don’t you like the public option?” Several of the counter-protesters said that they don’t want the government to run everything. The MoveOn.org man got nose to nose with a short, gray-haired counter-protester, and sneered, “You’re an idiot.”

At that point, I’m told the victim either swung at or pushed his assailant’s face away with an open hand, and his finger entered his mouth.

“It was a defensive strike,” said Scott Bush, who witnessed the altercation. He said the assailant approached him in an unpredictable and threatening manner.

The MoveOn.org protester then allegedly bit off the finger up to the first knuckle, and spat it into the street where it was recovered by Bush.

“I picked it up and it had a piece of gravel stuck on it,” he said. Bush rushed it to the hospital.

The attacker started back to the other side of the street, but then returned to briefly argue some more or attempt to justify what he had done before “swaggering off”, in the words of one witness. Deputies obtained a description of the suspect and searched the area but returned empty-handed.


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Doesn't look good for the biter(if the police trace back the DNA) since the only CLOSE witnesses are were on the side of the bitten. The moveon folks were about 25-50 yards away.

ALWAYS bring someone with you. At least to see what actually happens.

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