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Soldier severely beaten for attending parade in uniform.

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posted on Jan, 3 2017 @ 03:43 PM
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Austin French was leaving the Mummers parade in Philadelphia when a group of 10-15 people attacked him because of his military jacket. His mother and girlfriend were also attacked when trying to help him. He is hospitalized and will be needing his jaw wired and plates implanted to keep his face together. He was set to deploy to the middle east in two months. His mom and girlfriend struggled to raise money to fly him home for a vacation as his father passed away from cancer. Sickening isn't it? More at www.fox29.com
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posted on Jan, 3 2017 @ 03:47 PM
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No description of his attackers? Gosh I wonder why that would be? /sarc



posted on Jan, 3 2017 @ 03:57 PM
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sometimes links help.

www.fox29.com...



posted on Jan, 3 2017 @ 03:59 PM
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a reply to: Natas0114

The guy needs to hire a Biker gang.


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posted on Jan, 3 2017 @ 04:00 PM
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Yes, the City of Brotherly Love.

Isn't there over 70 Mosques in that City now?

If Obama had 10-15 Sons...



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posted on Jan, 3 2017 @ 04:02 PM
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Philthadelphia is the Mos Eisley of the United States.



posted on Jan, 3 2017 @ 04:05 PM
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Don't worry, I'm sure he'll double down on weapons training and hand to hand combat....



posted on Jan, 3 2017 @ 04:05 PM
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I think the US oversteps it's actions around the world at times. But even though that happens, those who served honorably should not be the target of those who disagree the US government's actions. Take it up with Congress and the President.

The hatred toward Vietnam vets at their return was terrible and continuing that hatred into today is just as wrong.

People should find the will and the sense to take their displeasure to those making the decisions and have the control over conflicts.


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posted on Jan, 3 2017 @ 04:07 PM
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a reply to: roadgravel

Attacking a serviceman should be a hate crime with a felony sentence.
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posted on Jan, 3 2017 @ 04:19 PM
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Despite digging in, I was unable to find a description of the attackers.

Fake Perspective News strikes again!



posted on Jan, 3 2017 @ 04:22 PM
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originally posted by: Natas0114
a reply to: roadgravel

Attacking a serviceman should be a hate crime with a felony sentence.


Nah.. This is where vigilante justice comes in. Figure out who they are and find them one by one.


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posted on Jan, 3 2017 @ 04:22 PM
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originally posted by: BestinShow
Yes, the City of Brotherly Love.

Isn't there over 70 Mosques in that City now?

If Obama had 10-15 Sons...


There is no end to the political trolling on this website apparently, and no oversight of it either.

While violence is never something that should be accepted, one thing worth considering is the perceived racist undertones that have been reported in this parade over its over 200 year history... is there more to this story than a man being victimised for wearing a service man's jacket?, I don't know , and there is certainly scant information to go on.
Clearly this has nothing to do with Obama or mosques so why not keep your small bigoted comments to yourself.



posted on Jan, 3 2017 @ 04:22 PM
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originally posted by: Neith
a reply to: Natas0114

The guy needs to hire a Biker gang.

As long as it's not an outlaw bike gang, those people physically assault enough innocent people as it is.


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posted on Jan, 3 2017 @ 04:26 PM
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Why are they so certain it was from his uniform alone?

It is likely his "whiteness" played as much of a role in making him a target of hate and violence.



posted on Jan, 3 2017 @ 04:32 PM
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originally posted by: roadgravel
I think the US oversteps it's actions around the world at times. But even though that happens, those who served honorably should not be the target of those who disagree the US government's actions. Take it up with Congress and the President.

The hatred toward Vietnam vets at their return was terrible and continuing that hatred into today is just as wrong.

People should find the will and the sense to take their displeasure to those making the decisions and have the control over conflicts.


Wearing a uniform off-base in the US in a non-military area was hazardous during Viet Nam. All the dolts thought that they knew what everything was about and that everyone in uniform was a baby killer. Being spit on and physically assaulted was more common than not, even from women. Usually, attackers would go after a lone serviceman as a group was too dangerous to assault. Short haircuts, military or not, would also tempt those who assumed that they were justified in harassing anyone who looked military. As a Shore Patrol duty officer, I witnessed an incident where the attackers thought that their numbers would keep them safe. After an ass kicking by a pair of Marines, my team intervened and took the Marines into custody before the crowd could muster the courage for a mass attack. I had four nose-tackles with batons and the crowd was still busy working themselves up and didn't want to test my sailors. We took the Marines back to their barracks and told their Gunny to keep them quiet about it and the paperwork would get misfiled. He did and it did.


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posted on Jan, 3 2017 @ 04:37 PM
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originally posted by: IgnoranceIsntBlisss
Despite digging in, I was unable to find a description of the attackers.

Fake Perspective News strikes again!




Describing the attackers would likely go against the social justice narrative.
We can't have that.



posted on Jan, 3 2017 @ 04:38 PM
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a reply to: Natas0114

I will never understand the mindset that can do such a thing. At all. I'd bet this isn't the first time for any of them. This kind of brutality is psychopathic. Gives me the shivers.

How could this even happen? The article sure leaves out a lot, but they were at a parade -- an event -- weren't there people around? Did no one step in to help? Or did they wander off the main streets into no man's land? So many more questions than answers.



posted on Jan, 3 2017 @ 04:38 PM
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a reply to: pteridine

Okay, except this is Obama and Hillary's War on Syria.



posted on Jan, 3 2017 @ 04:39 PM
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originally posted by: Natas0114
a reply to: roadgravel

Attacking a serviceman should be a hate crime with a felony sentence.


It`s a federal crime,they will be facing federal charges and there`s no parole in the federal prison system.
They better hope that the judge or the prosecutor isn`t a veteran or has family members who are veterans because they will be facing serious charges and doing serious time.



posted on Jan, 3 2017 @ 04:42 PM
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originally posted by: IgnoranceIsntBlisss
a reply to: pteridine

Okay, except this is Obama and Hillary's War on Syria.


I was responding to Roadgravel's statement "The hatred toward Vietnam vets at their return was terrible and continuing that hatred into today is just as wrong."

I didn't know that the OP was related to Syria.



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