Exactly !For the most part those posters who call themselves "Mountain People" and keep referring to "Mountain Justice" are nothing more than city slickers ("flatlanders") who have moved into this area and now fancy themselves as being some sort of 21st Century wild west pioneers.
Several individuals tying someone to a tree and beating them into critical condition can hardly be seen as an act of heroism. Rather it represents an act that would only be committed by true cowards.
So why don't all those transplants from the low lands, who are posting on this thread, stop slandering the mountains by calling themselves "Mountain People", take their so-called "Mountain Justice" and move someplace where your cowardly sissy form of "justice" might be appreciated???
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#123 Nov 12, 2009
#124 Nov 13, 2009
I have been following this story because I like to read people's comments and get the public reaction more than I care to read ill informed and half researched media stories. However after reading through the 100+ comments on another site and the majority of the comments on this site I would like to make a suggestion to the residents of Forbestown.
First type your comments in a word processing application that has spell and grammar check. That way the words with red lines underneath you know are spelled wrong and the ones with green lines are sentences that need adjusting.
After reading all of this, I can only imagine what could compel a person to beat a restrained man with such vehemence. I understand the toll it can take on a community when you feel abandoned by the law enforcement whose job it is to provide security and comfort. However with such loving outcry from the family and community to which Joe resides, I am baffled as to why you settle for a donation can at a local grocer. This is the kind of story that conservative activist drool over. Get out your spell check and send a well articulate letter to the Shawn Hannity’s and Bill O’Riley’s of the world. Actually do something to help this young man.
I am tired of reading these posts where people don’t know the difference between there and their. Know and now. I am vs. ima. You want to be taken seriously put some thought into the image you project when you are giving your opinion. Is that image of a good man caught in difficult situation, or that of an illiterate hillbilly who cant string two sentences together and punches first and asks questions later? This isn’t a Clint Eastwood film and it isn’t 1899… Basically stop spewing internet crap and get to work to help this man you consider to be so wonderful. Personally based on my experience I feel for Joe. Sounds like Rigoberto has stripped many people of their civil liberties and in my opinion once you do that then you forfeit yours. Playing games that involve elicit and dangerous activities often results in physical harm. Neither are innocent in this case, however your local hero is going to see the inside of a jail cell for a long time and you all don’t seem too concerned about appealing to real tangible help.
Ps. Tangible means real, physical, basically something he can count on.
Pps. Scared in Forbestown, get a grip. The man beaten half to death was a low life. That not withstanding it was ridiculous lapse in judgment, however don’t steal, sell drugs, or be a community nightmare and I am pretty sure you can sleep well at night knowing you wont be tied down and beat half to death.
#125 Nov 13, 2009
Darwin... If you are going to ridicule a man's ability to spell and use the English language why revert to personal attacks? One person is simply trying to find out more information about an incident to make an unbiased opinion. Would you rather he blindly follows your version of events in the same manner that the paper blindly left out pertinent information? Why is it better to blindly follow your point of view with out asking some questions? I think this situation mandates a more sophisticated approach than ‘because I said so and you’re incompetent if you don’t…’ I would think such a well-informed and cultured individual as you can manage to decipher the bass-ackwards logic in that.
#126 Nov 13, 2009
One last thought. I don't know how many of you have any idea what a man looks like beat severely. I don't know how many of you know what it feels like to have bones break under your hands. I don't know how many of you know what its like to hear a man breathing in his own blood. And I don't know how many of you know how helpless a beaten man is. But it does take a certain sense of brutality and conviction to accomplish those things. Think about it… Police could have responded to find a man bound, gagged with possibly a broken jaw, or minor fractures. Instead they find a man required to be air lifted to the nearest trauma facility. There was pure rage involved in this case. The kind I personally could only muster if someone had attacked or hurt my family. However keep in mind this is not Hollywood and physically harming and individual to this degree requires a certain separation in a human being. Instead of pointing fingers at anyone asking questions, help cultivate and environment whereby an outsider can ask a question and receive some answers. It’s clear the media is not providing a clear picture, but rather than insulting the person asking the questions, or even worse arguing over mute details about the personal lives of people involved and their families, provide to us ‘flatlanders’ the information that can help us understand why this happened.
Since: Sep 11
#127 Sep 27, 2011
Why you involved in this crap anyways?? Don't you have better things to do?
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