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posted on Jan, 11 2014 @ 08:11 PM
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seriously

After brutally beating a man with his Nike Jordan shoes,a pimp filed a $100 million lawsuit against Nike for not providing a warning label that their shoes could be used as a dangerous weapon.


I checked twice to make sure this wasn't in Florida. Okay so it looks like this guy wrote the complaints himself and there is no actual lawyer involved on his behalf.
Takes a special person to think to blame the shoe.
To his credit though he probably figured the shoe is better than a fist.


Pimpin aint easy.


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posted on Jan, 11 2014 @ 08:24 PM
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Wow.


I don't even know what to say to that. I'm sure that it will not see a day in court, but, wow.

Kinda shows what the world is coming to.



posted on Jan, 11 2014 @ 08:28 PM
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I'm really REALLY hoping this doesn't make it through anything and just gets shot down, but nowadays you almost never know what will be accepted or not. I'm just really hoping this doesn't...



posted on Jan, 11 2014 @ 08:28 PM
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If his socks were NIKE, he would have likely strangled the guy to death..

and blamed NIKE.

Judge: Homey don't play that! *Smack*



posted on Jan, 11 2014 @ 08:31 PM
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Strange case. Jordans shouldn't be made in China is my only opinion on this.



posted on Jan, 11 2014 @ 08:48 PM
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This is just another reason I do not support our government, or rather our society in general. THIS is progress? First of all, this idiotic person is to blame. But even more blame should be placed in two places...First, a legal system that even allows such preposterous lawsuits, and second, the lawyers who accept such cases. And I also blame capitalism.

Why do I blame capitalism in general? Because capitalism may breed competition, but it also breeds the mindset of people like this. Everyone is out to screw everybody else, to put it bluntly. I will always support a socialist form of government, albeit a socialist form of government that is quite different from what has ever been seen on this planet, in places like China and the USSR.

While those countries took things to one extreme, we take them to the opposite stream in the US. There needs to be some moderation and some middle ground. And again I pose the question; is this really what is considered progress, or the result of progress? If so, then we are not progressing in the right direction.



posted on Jan, 11 2014 @ 08:55 PM
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Well; if the TSA can regard a plastic fork as a dangerous weapon why should shoes not be simialry regarded?

perhaps the pimp is motivated by those sorts of reasons



posted on Jan, 11 2014 @ 09:03 PM
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It wouldn't matter if he was barefoot or had a shoe on. If your stomping someones face in the ground your going to do some serious damage. And if your willing to cause someone physical harm, you have nobody to blame but yourself. Maybe people should think twice before they act next time.

The fact of the matter is the force of the mans leg inflicted the damage. Not the shoe itself.

On top of that, pretty much anything can be used as a weapon. I could gouge someones eye out with an empty pack of cigarettes if I really wanted too. Does that mean there should have a "potentially dangerous" label on it (other than the fact from smoking the cigarettes that is.)

Seems to me he's desperately trying to shift the blame elsewhere. And it's quite comical an arrested pimp is trying to play victim.



posted on Jan, 11 2014 @ 09:19 PM
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Let us take a look at the case and see what common sense will dictate:

This man, a convicted felon, a pimp, used his shoe to severely beat up a person who did not pay one of his hookers and bet one of his hookers up violently. He did such without concern, and with malice, intending to take out revenge for non payment. As a result, he was charged with several felony charges, including using a dangerous weapon.

As a result, he is suing Nike for failing to state that their shoes can be used as a dangerous weapon. There is one slight problem with this. Shoes are not known for being a weapon, in fact mostly they are used to protect the feet. But then again, like any one who is trained in hand to hand combat, any shoe or foot wear can be used as a weapon if you are kicking or stomping on a person. Military training for close quarter combat has demonstrated such time and time again.

There has to be an element of common sense in this aspect, as to dictate on such court cases, as it can be argued that any item can be used as a weapon, do we now have warnings on all sorts of items, to indicate that they can be used in a way not designed to?

And then there is one other question, if for some wild off chance he wins the suit, what is he going to do with all of that money in prison? After all would not his victims be entitled to a very large chunk of the money that he would garner? The person who he stomped or the 18 yo prostitute that he beat so sevearly that her ears were bleeding? Would they not be entitled to take all of the money he would gather and leave him with nothing?



posted on Jan, 11 2014 @ 09:26 PM
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Pimping is illegal in Oregon.

So he's unlawfully pimping. He severely beat a man with his shoe. Additionally beat the woman who was his prostitute. Is he seriously thinking he could win this lawsuit? Next he's going to sue society because it failed to adequately warn him breaking the law would result in arrest.



posted on Jan, 11 2014 @ 09:30 PM
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HA!

Glorious.

Bet he wins too. Either outcome shows the insanity of our justice systems.

~Tenth



posted on Jan, 11 2014 @ 09:35 PM
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It's Portland, he might actually stand a chance...

/s

So a convicted psychotic sentenced to 100 years, represents himself against Nike... I see that going well.

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posted on Jan, 12 2014 @ 04:15 AM
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I think some of the above posters have it wrong. This guy TOOK OFF HIS SHOE and proceeded to use it as a hand held weapon. And hes getting his sentence increased to 100 years because of the added deadly weapon charge.
Like they said.
Pimpin aint easy



posted on Jan, 12 2014 @ 06:05 AM
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Not the silliest court case I'd ever heard of, but close.
Years ago an inmate in the state prison system sued when the commissary gave him creamy peanut butter. He wanted crunchy.
He realy, realy wanted crunchy peanutbutter.
Apparently, the pain and indignity of creamy peanut butter was worth seven million dollars in his estimation.
He won his case.
The state, being a state, appealed.
(That is, I've been told, the primary function of a state)
The state appealed and won. But, in the spirit of conciliation, they granted the inmate ten jars of peanut butter.
Creamy, creamy peanut butter.

As an aside, if this joker wins, would that make my size 16 boots assault weapons?



posted on Jan, 12 2014 @ 11:49 AM
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Lingweenie
It wouldn't matter if he was barefoot or had a shoe on. If your stomping someones face in the ground your going to do some serious damage.
Bingo.


Sirgiorgio Sanford Clardy, 26, or Portland, Ore., repeatedly stomped on the face of a client with his Jordan shoes when the man refused to pay Clardy's prostitute.
If he had stomped on the mans face while barefoot he could still seriously injure the man's face without any shoes on, just as you suggest.

It seems like a frivolous case which will hopefully be dismissed without wasting any more taxpayer money on this silliness.

About the guy who got his face stomped, what did he expect if he hired a prostitute and then didn't pay? Pimps do have a reputation for doing this sort of thing to non-paying customers.



posted on Jan, 12 2014 @ 11:54 AM
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sdcigarpig
he was charged with several felony charges, including using a dangerous weapon.

As a result, he is suing Nike for failing to state that their shoes can be used as a dangerous weapon.


So they drop the charge of using a dangerous weapon, drop his sentence down to 95 years instead of 100 and throw out the lawsuit because it is now technically baseless.

Case closed.

On a side note, while I was typing this, a pop up for Nike shoes appeared in the lower right hand side of my screen.

Seriously.



posted on Jan, 12 2014 @ 11:58 AM
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tothetenthpower
HA!

Glorious.

Bet he wins too. Either outcome shows the insanity of our justice systems.

~Tenth


I would love to see the hours and money spent on this even if it doesn't go very far....



posted on Jan, 12 2014 @ 12:17 PM
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dashen
I think some of the above posters have it wrong. This guy TOOK OFF HIS SHOE and proceeded to use it as a hand held weapon. And hes getting his sentence increased to 100 years because of the added deadly weapon charge.
Like they said.
Pimpin aint easy


In June, Sirgiorgio Sanford Clardy, 26, or Portland, Ore., repeatedly stomped on the face of a client with his Jordan shoes when the man refused to pay Clardy's prostitute. The man required stitches and plastic surgery after the beating, The Oregonian reports.

I disagree.

It states that he stomped on his face. The word stomp only applies when you are talking about someone using their legs not their hands.



posted on Jan, 12 2014 @ 01:02 PM
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Don't blame the pimp, blame the shoe!


This is the quality of people we have living amongst us-looking for a quick, big payday--free money!! No wonder the country is the way it is. I had an accident in a major store chain a little over a year ago. It was their fault, and it caused me to pull a muscle, but suing them never crossed my mind until the manager came to me wanting me to fill out some form and I told him not to worry, that I'm not that kind of person. I could've probably got some serious cash, and even though I don't have a lot of money, I couldn't bring myself to do it because I was born with something called a conscience. Our judicial system needs to make a public example of people like this so that it will stop.



posted on Jan, 12 2014 @ 01:26 PM
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This story is identical to the one where the mentally I'll guy is being charged with assault because the cops tried to gun him down in the street and hit two others instead.
Only difference is that one involves the po-lice.

So, if they can pull crap like this, we should be able to as well. If the Government is allowed to do something that the citizen cannot, that is tyranny





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