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@Rick Labonte, Pat Babcock--Johnson is a thug for FIGHTING BACK to an assault? What are your thoughts about thug cop who shoot unarmed citizens?
That's hilarious! Go, Mayor!
Give the mayor a medal and perhaps lessons in boxing so that the next time it doesn't take more than 1 or 2 hits to render the assailant neutralized. Of course, if this had happened anywhere where people can concealed carry, perhaps the assailant would be dead and the world would be a better place.
Hell, even the Democrats are getting tired of the Progressive's sh*t :)
Mayor was wrong.
"reacted...like most people do when attacked by an unknown object." - yeah like Ron Artest did when hit with a water bottle. Good job Kev Johnson. Way to break the violent, hot-headed ballplayer stereotype.
Good job mayor! This guy needed his @#$%## kicked! I am glad you are ok.
...and to all the vengeful people commenting: Really? This is what you believe? Kill the hippies!...?
Just FYI, because of such vengeful sentiments, the U.S. has 5% of the world's population, but 25% of its prisoners. That's right. If we were an *average* nation, four out of five of the people currently behind bars wouldn't be there.
But it prevents crime, right? Nope. Canada has exactly our demographics, and incarcerates (per-capita) at 1/7th our rate. Canadian and U.S. crime have differed only insignificantly for the last 50 years.
But it scares the addicts straight, right? (Because lots of drug war prisoners).
Again, nope. Actual medical treatment produces better outcomes at 1/7th the cost.
See...you can have better housing, better education for your kids, better infrastructure...lots of things. Or you can have the fruits of your vengeful anger, and lots of vengeance wreaked on our outsized prison populations.
That's your choice: anger or prosperity. There isn't a third option.
So...is it really that important to be right? Do y'all get a toaster or some or other prize I don't know about?
Please. It was a pie, not a hand grenade. Let's have a sense of proportion.
Oh yes, and one more thing: KJ has terminated his "promising" political career because one too many under-age women came forward claiming he made unwelcome and aggressive sexual advances.
You simply can't find more callow opportunists than KJ and his wife.
Both Johnson and his wife should be ashamed, found them here http://fabwags.com/michelle-rhee-kevin-johnsons-wife/
For a little context: KJ was instrumental in getting the NBA Kings to stay in Sacramento. To do this, he persuaded the City's plutocracy to subsidize the stadium to the tune of a quarter-billion dollars. He and his political pals also suppressed an initiative that would have required a popular vote on the thing (polling said it would go down to defeat).
So...I guess not everyone in Sacramento was glad they got a stadium jammed down their throat.
...and this doesn't even mention his wife, the Marquesa de Sade...er, I mean Michelle Rhee.
Both of these people are wastes of protoplasm. Sorry hippie punchers, it's just so.
To Steven Jelenich and your comment "Pie in the face in no way equals a chase and beat down "
You are a pussy who would have stood by and wiped the pie off your own face without standing up for your own manhood since you are a coward.........But then again, you're indicative of all the other pussies living in Sacramento who are posting their negative comments. You idiots are disgusting.................
Nice going Mayor, it's about time these punks get smacked and put in their proper place. As for all the fools here who approve of this idiotic violence, if you put a pie in my face at any venue, in any location, then you're going to get a beat down you will never forget..........The Mayor showed more tolerance than I would have shown.
Mayor wants hair pie, not Coconut Creme.
Occupy Sacramento movement.
A useless POS. ''
Sounds like justice to me!
sex worker advocate, that's new one for a laugh only in san fran!
should have thrown your shoe or maybe both! it's easier to hit the target as they weigh a bit more than a pie
I hope the pie thrower sues the mayor. The mayor did NOT act in self-defense, he knowingly and deliberately took the law into his own hands and exacted undue excessive harm to the protestor. This is clearly a hate crime with the mayor's Afro-supremacy fueling his extreme rage against someone less powerful than him. A terrible example for the children in attendance. He taught them to continue the cycle of violence.
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