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  1. Vitalogy

    And it's all caught on tape.

    An angry man was caught on video last week attacking a fellow passenger at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, apparently because he thought the man was gay. But then, a group of bystanders, including a man in a cowboy hat, quickly took action to bring the man down, according to the video.

    Before the fight, the man in the cowboy hat tries to intervene.

    "What are you upset about?" he asks.

    "Queers is what I'm upset about!" the homophobic man shouts, gesturing wildly at a traveler wearing a pink shirt. "This faggot right here."

    Then, as shown in the video, he kicks and hits the traveler in the pink shirt as the crowd springs into action.

    Once the ranting man is pinned down, airport police take over.

    At one point, the suspect smiles and laughs while he lies on the ground as the officers cuff him. At another, he apparently tries to explain himself.

    "Let me tell you the reason why I did it: Because this is America, that's why," he tells the two black officers, adding something that sounds like "the same reason you get to live and breathe and walk black."

    Posted on October 27, 2014 - 07:47 PM #
  2. RadioBuggie


    Trying to prove to MOTHER something...


    Posted on October 27, 2014 - 09:36 PM #
  3. Alfredo_T

    The big guy in the purple shirt hurts his leg taking down this clown! I think that you can hear a crunching sound as everyone falls to the floor, and he is carried away in a wheelchair.

    Posted on October 28, 2014 - 12:25 AM #
  4. Brianl

    Wow. He hits and kicks an elderly guy in a pink shirt, his size. I hope he feels like a real man.

    If ever there was a case for police brutality, that's it. He deserves to get the snot kicked out of him.

    Posted on October 28, 2014 - 04:09 AM #
  5. shipwreck

    My guess is "roid (steroid) rage".

    Posted on October 28, 2014 - 09:00 AM #
  6. Alfredo_T

    Yes, whatever happened to "respect your elders?"

    Posted on October 28, 2014 - 09:15 AM #
  7. missing_kskd

    Wow. That was intense!

    Isn't it notable how everybody just sort of dealt with him reasonably? It was nice to see people just minimize him as a threat, handing off to the officers in an orderly way.

    Was the guy drunk? Seemed like he had a coupla drinks too many to me.

    Posted on October 28, 2014 - 09:39 AM #
  8. Alfredo_T

    I guess that he probably did have one drink too many. I wish that I could have seen how the confrontation started and what triggered the cameraman to start shooting the video.

    Posted on October 28, 2014 - 09:54 AM #
  9. missing_kskd

    Yeah, looks to me like there is some history there.

    IMHO, the person shooting video likely suspected some action.

    Posted on October 28, 2014 - 10:00 AM #
  10. Deane Johnson

    The message here might be to not wear a pink shirt in Texas.

    Posted on October 28, 2014 - 10:21 AM #