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Boxer Christy Martin Stabbed, Shot By Husband (Update)

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posted on Nov, 25 2010 @ 06:56 AM
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Boxer Christy Martin Stabbed, Shot By Husband


www.newser.com

Boxing's first female superstar is recovering in hospital after being attacked with a knife and handgun by her husband, police say. Christy Martin managed to escape from the couple's Orlando-area home and flag down a motorist who took her to hospital, the Orlando Sentinel reports. Police are searching for her husband, 66-year-old Jim Martin, who had been her trainer and publicist for years.




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www.orlandosentinel.com[edi tby]edit on 25-11-2010 by silo13 because: pic

edit on Sun Dec 19 2010 by Jbird because: added (update) to title per OP request




posted on Nov, 25 2010 @ 06:56 AM
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Well this one hurts.

I’ve been a fan of Christy since day one.

She’s proven women can be whatever they want to be.

And now, she’s showing even the toughest of us can still be victims.

My heart really goes out to her today and so hope she recovers and heals - especially from the inside out.


"This shows that no one is immune to domestic violence," said Carol Wick, chief executive of Harbor House, Orange County's domestic-violence shelter. "Domestic violence crosses all socio and economic boundaries."



peace

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posted on Nov, 25 2010 @ 07:09 AM
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I guess she didn't bob and weave quick enough.




posted on Nov, 25 2010 @ 07:15 AM
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reply to post by MMPI2

I guess she didn't bob and weave quick enough.


I'll not comment on your comment as it speaks for itself.
Only cowards laugh at women (or anyone) who's been assaulted.

Here's Christy, a fighter, a champion, a woman!






At age forty-two and now seriously injured as a result of this cowardly assault, her career in the ring is over, but Christy Martin’s fight continues in literally a fight for her life. As for Christy’s husband Jim, he was not home when authorities arrived to question him about the events leading to her injuries. He is still at large and may be a danger to himself and others.


peace

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posted on Nov, 25 2010 @ 07:31 AM
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I am sorry to hear about his. A knife and a hand gun? What a man, what a hero. I hope he gets his just desserts. I hope Christy recovers soon.



posted on Nov, 25 2010 @ 08:00 AM
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Nothing sexier than a women boxer......NOT...women can do whatever they want in this field providing they fight a female boxer...you ever watch womens basketball......snorrrrrrrr...oh yeah women can be firefighter with the exception that their physical fitness test is watered down including the dummy drag...their weighted dummy is significanlty lighter than their male counterpart...so yes they can do some things that men can do but with some serious retooling so in that respect they are not equal...education well that women in some cases may be better but when it comes to phyiscal and mental demands not equal...sorry...and leave birth out of it because kidneystones are ranked just as painful so na na nan na na


My comment was not meant to take away from the author of this original post so if people would like to debate the war of the sexes maybe I'll post this as a seperate post for debate...
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posted on Nov, 25 2010 @ 08:09 AM
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Your post has ABSOLUTELY no point to the OP and is worthless trolling and baiting at its worst.
The topic here is Christy Martin shot.
If you want to make a thread on your views of women then be my guest.

To get back on topic....
I think she is a tough gal and for some reason i see her bouncing back just as strong as before.
She has alot of heart so i will give her the benefit of the doubt especially considering she didn't even realize she was shot.


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posted on Nov, 25 2010 @ 09:38 AM
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oh yeah women can be firefighter with the exception that their physical fitness test is watered down including the dummy drag...their weighted dummy is significantly lighter than their male counterpart...


ROTFL!

I was the first woman firefighter (level one tested in written and practical, also a paramedic) in my area and the ‘testing board’ made no changes in any weight category in any part of the practical! Nor would I have wanted them too! So the only 'underweight dummy' here is...LOL

And for your information a woman can use a SCBA pack longer than a man due to a woman's tidal volume. That means we can stay in longer and farther and that means saving lives.

Added note: I also out performed my male colleagues because most of them were smokers, over weight and drinkers - and I was only 5‘3 and 120 pounds.

Obviously you get your information from some male biased comic book because it holds NO WEIGHT with someone like me who did it on my own as a woman and with Christy as my inspiration!


Leave it to a 'man' (*cough choke*) like you who thinks a woman can't be sexy when she's doing something that - SURPRISE - just might offend a male's ego.

Another added note: Christy has guts. More guts than anyone I know. She went out and followed her dream in a male dominant society, and KICKED BUTT doing it. And she survived. She is an icon and if I know her - she will recover and go on to continue being an inspiration for women and men alike!

Something tells me you and her husband have a lot in common...

CHRISTY - YOU GO GIRL!

peace
edit on 25-11-2010 by silo13 because: I'll huff and puff and blow your house DOWN



posted on Nov, 25 2010 @ 09:48 AM
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To get back on topic....
I think she is a tough gal and for some reason i see her bouncing back just as strong as before.
She has alot of heart so i will give her the benefit of the doubt especially considering she didn't even realize she was shot.


Yeah I was thinking the same - like her FIGHT and adrenaline kicked in and she was so on the way to healing and living even before the fight was over!

I can’t wait to see how she’s doing, and I thank you so much for your post.

peace



posted on Nov, 26 2010 @ 02:41 AM
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Boxer Christy Martin's home burglarized

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Orange County deputies say they have no suspects in the apparent burglary of local boxer Christy Martin's home.

Meanwhile, investigators are still looking for Christy’s husband James, who hasn't been seen since investigators said he shot and stabbed her Tuesday night.

At this point, investigators haven't ruled anything out, including the possibility James broke into their home.

One of Christy's friends went over to the house Thursday to pick up some of her things as she recovers in the hospital. That's when he noticed someone had broken in.

"One of the back windows had been broken and one of the back doors was open. So to us, it looked like the house had been burglarized," said Lt. Paul Yost from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.


I wouldn't rule out the husband either, but I also wouldn't rule out someone looking for a quick few bucks after learning of Christy's hospitalization. It's really too bad there wasn’t a detail assigned to her home.

Talk about adding insult to her injury.

I hope she's recovering well.

peace



posted on Nov, 26 2010 @ 02:47 AM
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I cannot believe I am reading this. Still, I suppose, reading that she is in hospital and him on the run, the house is empty. That poor woman. It is times like this when I really do wish a was a multi billionaire. That money could be put to such good use.



posted on Nov, 26 2010 @ 03:57 AM
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Wheeeww, ....

When I read the headline I thought she had been killed, .... now that's one tough broad.

What the hell is she doing with a 66 year old man ?? does she have a soft spot for the elderly ??

I can see why he had to pull a knife AND a gun !! he can't exactly fight her hand to hand.

It'd be a slaughter I tells ya !!



posted on Nov, 27 2010 @ 01:38 AM
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Boxer Christy Martin still hospitalized; husband sought in violent attack

LA Times


Famous female boxer Christy Martin is continuing to recover at an Orlando-area hospital after she was shot and stabbed by her husband earlier this week, deputies said.

Doctors determined she had been shot and stabbed in the torso and left leg, deputies said. Martin was conscious when deputies arrived and told them her husband attacked her.

Deputies also are looking into a reported burglary at the couple's home near Apopka. A family friend reported the home had been burglarized Thursday after going to there to retrieve personal items for Martin.


Well, at least she’s recovering.
I wish I could get more information but that seems to be it for today.
Keep your hopes and prayers headedher way people. Thanks!

peace



posted on Dec, 8 2010 @ 02:21 PM
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"Obviously you get your information from some male biased comic book because it holds NO WEIGHT with someone like me who did it on my own as a woman and with Christy as my inspiration!"

Nope get my info from my neighbor retired Boston Firefighter/Instructor...

Link to lawsuit

I. BACKGROUND

4 Much has been written about historical discrimination based upon race, sex, and national origin in public service occupations such as law enforcement and firefighting.1 In order to address the problem, many municipalities have employed rank-order written and physical abilities tests which ostensibly allow employers to select candidates who possess the highest degree of skills required to perform the job.2 Although these tests have been designed to eliminate discriminatory hiring practices, some have been shown to have a disparate impact on women and, for that reason, are challenged.

5 Two claims are usually advanced in support of the argument that rank-order physical tests unfairly discriminate against women. First, it is said that these tests measure attributes in which men traditionally excel, such as speed and strength (anaerobic traits), while ignoring those in which women traditionally are said to excel, such as stamina and endurance (aerobic traits). Second, it is claimed that the tested attributes are not necessarily related to the skills which the specific job requires. The examination at issue was challenged for precisely these reasons.

So the claim basiclly says that it is unfair to hold women (in this claim) to the same standards of men.

Link to complaint that NYFD Discriminates

and another quote
"In Massachusetts, the Division filed a complaint against that state’s Department of Corrections, alleging that the state has discriminated against women by using a physical test in the screening of applicants for correctional officer jobs that results in significant disparate impact upon women and is not job related"
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some examples taken from an article "http://www.topendsports.com/testing/forces-police.htm" not sure how reputable this is but anyway....

Akron Police Department The test and standards are based on those set by the Ohio Peace Officer Training.

The men 29 or younger need to perform:
40 sit-ups in a minute
33 push-ups in a minute
1.5-mile run in 11 minutes, 58 seconds or less.

The women 29 or younger need to perform:
35 sit-ups in a minute
18 push-ups in a minute
1.5-mile run in 14 minutes, 15 seconds or less

You can look and compare the standards for the US Army push up standards and clearly there is a difference in the required amount of repetition...
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And I agree this reply to the post was in very poor taste but since you came out swinging and attacking me personally...there is a great deal of information on physical fitness tests scaled down for women...like it or not it's a fact and don't let those pesky facts get in the way of a good story..


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posted on Dec, 19 2010 @ 04:12 AM
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Cops: Christy Martin's Husband Stabs Himself


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Christy Martin's husband -- who allegedly shot and stabbed the former female boxing champ last week -- was arrested today after allegedly stabbing himself behind his home.
Officials say they found the 66-year-old in the woods behind his home, wielding a knife -- and suffering from what appeared to be a self inflicted stab wound.
Initially, Martin refused to surrender -- but after a brief stand off with police, he eventually gave up and turned himself in.


Christy Martin: Husband Shot Me over Lesbian Affair


The couple’s violent end, Palansky believes, may have been a combination of Jim being off his medication and becoming despondent that his caretaker was leaving him.

Christy’s mistress, according to the sheriff’s report, is Sherry Lusk from St. Augustine, Florida. Attempts to reach Lusk were unsuccessful, but she told the sheriff that the two had known each other for “a long time” and that they had recently become a couple.

Lusk told police, though, that Jim threatened to ruin Christy’s career and reputation when he found out about the affair, a few days before the stabbing.

That night, Lusk and Christy stayed in a hotel room together in St. Augustine, and throughout the night, Jim called Christy several times, threatening to release incriminating pictures and videos of her.

“Christy told Sherry that she talked to James then and told him it was over, his abuse has lasted too long,”




Female boxing legend Christy Martin would like to thank her friends and fans for their support, love and encouraging thoughts and wishes during this difficult time. Christy is making a full recovery and hopes to be released from the hospital in the very near future.

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What a sad thing for everyoen involved. Just downright sad.

I'm glad Christy is recovering and i ope her husband does too. I think it's going to be a long tiem before their sould heal though.


peace



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