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Neely2005 11-14-2012 11:18 AM

Man kicks down Remembrance Day flags
 
http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2.../20354386.html

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TORONTO - Gerry Samson couldn't believe what he was seeing. With thousands of miniature Canadian flags displayed around Toronto's Sunnybrook Hospital on Remembrance Day, he and his wife witnessed a man kicking them over.

"We noticed a woman talk to him and he just kept going," Samson, 57, said Tuesday. "We were shocked at this. We were trying to appeal to his good judgment and say what he was doing was so horrendous."

The man ended up flipping Samson and his wife the bird.

The couple were at the nearby Mount Hope Cemetery looking at the veterans' graves prior to heading to Sunnybrook to see the flag display.

As they approached K-wing, where the hospital's Veterans Centre is located, Samson noticed a man in jogging clothing walking through the flags and "gleefully kicking them down" around 2:15 p.m.

"We were in our car and when we caught up to him and asked him to stop, he actually said to us, 'Stop me if you can,' so I started snapping pictures of him," Samson said.


The mystery jogger, accompanied by another man who didn't participate in the act, took off, but not before unleashing his middle digit to the camera.

Later, after visiting the hospital, Samson spotted the jogger again and witnessed him veering off the sidewalk to kick more flags down.

"I got to the intersection before he did and got my camera out and was going to start filming him, but he turned away and went into the woods," Samson said.

Such "hateful" gestures hit close to home, he said, especially when his 30-year-old son returned home from a tour in Afghanistan five years ago.

Samson's niece uploaded the offensive middle-finger image onto the website ****** under the heading, "Do you recognize this coward? Toronto man seen damaging Remembrance Day tribute."

Samson said he didn't file a police report because he doesn't believe there are any charges that could be laid.

But by getting his face out to media, there's a good chance the man might be identified through "public shaming," he said.

"We saw an elderly gentleman — maybe a vet — with young children, replanting the flags the guy had knocked down,” he said. “That was heartwarming."
http://www.***********/r/toronto/comm...onto_man_seen/

So how long before ****** finds him?

White Goodman 11-14-2012 11:23 AM

Best ****** comment:

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Lex Luthor has really toned down his ****.

octopi 11-14-2012 11:24 AM

Bonus: None of the flags in the pictures appear to be kicked down.

Oh well, time for a good old fashioned witch hunt!

Neely2005 11-14-2012 11:25 AM

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Originally Posted by octopi (Post 55760547)
Bonus: None of the flags in the pictures appear to be kicked down.

Oh well, time for a good old fashioned witch hunt!

Because:

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"We saw an elderly gentleman — maybe a vet — with young children, replanting the flags the guy had knocked down,” he said. “That was heartwarming."

CarlWinslow 11-14-2012 11:27 AM

They should have gotten a group of people together and broken his middle fingers and legs. That is assuming the account of the events is accurate.

octopi 11-14-2012 12:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Neely2005 (Post 55760565)
Because:

except "the kicker" is standing right beside the flags....

CarlWinslow 11-14-2012 12:39 PM

He's standing beside like 8 flags. Its safe to assume that there were more flags than that and he probably had stopped knocking them over by then as he is running away in the photo.

MetricSystematic 11-14-2012 12:47 PM

Are the flags gonna be alright?

Neely2005 11-14-2012 01:10 PM

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Originally Posted by octopi (Post 55762405)
except "the kicker" is standing right beside the flags....

There were hundreds of Flags.

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Yesterday my aunt and uncle brought my 90 year old veteran grandfather to the veterans wing at sunnybrook hospital for the Remembrance Day service being held. There were miniature Canadian flags being sold at a cost of $20 for the small ones and $50 for the larger ones. People took the flags and inserted them into the grass. There were hundreds of Canadian flags put up in no time and it was a touching tribute to Canada and its soldiers, past and present.

CanadianHockey 11-14-2012 01:11 PM

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Originally Posted by MetricSystematic (Post 55762671)
Are the flags gonna be alright?

They were given the fifteen minute quiet room and passed their concussion testing. Should be back in the lineup in no time.

belair 11-14-2012 01:17 PM

We'll let our kids choose whether or not they should pay respect to our troops, but some schmuck kicking flags over is front page news. :whatever:

Next!

Shrimper 11-14-2012 01:17 PM

Times like this I approve of ****** and Anonymous.

ManInTheBox 11-14-2012 01:20 PM

Obviously, he missed Tea time.

thestonedkoala 11-14-2012 01:49 PM

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Originally Posted by CarlWinslow (Post 55760597)
They should have gotten a group of people together and broken his middle fingers and legs. That is assuming the account of the events is accurate.

Yes, because that's the logical and correct response to any type of vandalism, which I consider this (and with enough wiggle room probably could be charged for a minor crime and penalty). Assault and battery is always the best way to handle these crimes...oh wait it's Canada with the free health care...Free to assault everyone! :shakehead

Kyle Doobas 11-14-2012 02:15 PM

Now watch a bunch of people hunt him down and kick his ass only to find out he's blind

CarlWinslow 11-14-2012 02:34 PM

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Originally Posted by the8bandarmadillo (Post 55764059)
Yes, because that's the logical and correct response to any type of vandalism, which I consider this (and with enough wiggle room probably could be charged for a minor crime and penalty). Assault and battery is always the best way to handle these crimes...oh wait it's Canada with the free health care...Free to assault everyone! :shakehead

It is the best response for a person such as that guy. Some people need to be taught a firm lesson. Obviously its not legal, I don't really care. Even if they charged him with something in Canada it would result in no actual meaningful punishment. The legal system in this country is a joke.

octopi 11-14-2012 02:52 PM

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Originally Posted by CarlWinslow (Post 55764989)
It is the best response for a person such as that guy. Some people need to be taught a firm lesson. Obviously its not legal, I don't really care. Even if they charged him with something in Canada it would result in no actual meaningful punishment. The legal system in this country is a joke.

Okay, you do know assault is a criminal offence, right? Who should be allowed to assault this guy to "teach him a lesson"? One big guy? A martial arts master? An angry mob? Exactly how much should he be assaulted? Minor injuries, broken limbs(i saw a few calls for that in one of the linked comments sections), beaten unconcious? As far as legal rules he's broken, could possibly be charged with vandalism or some petty crime(if you can prove anything), whereas assault is often a jail term.

thestonedkoala 11-14-2012 02:55 PM

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Originally Posted by CarlWinslow (Post 55764989)
It is the best response for a person such as that guy. Some people need to be taught a firm lesson. Obviously its not legal, I don't really care. Even if they charged him with something in Canada it would result in no actual meaningful punishment. The legal system in this country is a joke.

Really? That's the best response? I thought what these guys did was the best response. Public shaming. So what? The next time a kid throws a rock through an abandoned house, you want to break his hand? Beat him? Graffiti? Break their fingers? Break their nose?

What this guy was stupid and disrespectful sure. But calling for assault is equally stupid.

kingsholygrail 11-14-2012 03:50 PM

What if the guy was abused by flags when he was a kid?

CanadianHockey 11-14-2012 04:28 PM

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Originally Posted by kingsholygrail (Post 55766961)
What if the guy was abused by flags when he was a kid?

It's just not right that he should continue the cycle of abuse by taking it out on innocent flags.

Razor29 11-14-2012 04:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Frank Stallone (Post 55764541)
Now watch a bunch of people hunt him down and kick his ass only to find out he's blind

A blind jogger. Dude's got skills.

Stansfield* 11-14-2012 04:42 PM

Anyone who dresses like that is clearly deranged.

Jeff Skinner 11-14-2012 04:48 PM

DESTROY HIM!!!

Sorry, what's the big deal? He knocked down some flags?

Not everyone is a fan of the flag or military or the people who serve. Sure, there are other ways of showing that, but I don't see how this warrants an INTERNET SEARCH PARTY

AndyPipkin 11-14-2012 04:50 PM

Is he wearing shin warmers, but no socks?

ManInTheBox 11-14-2012 04:55 PM

This is like that time Gretzky got snot all over my TV with his torch.


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