This guy had a stroke after white supremacists doused him in torch fuel and struck him in the neck with torches


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Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/08/16/this-guy-had-a-stroke-after-wh.html


#2

My good thoughts go out to this good fellow and those that fell at Charlottesville.


#3

Is that photo 'shooped or is that just some odd perspective that makes it look like a giant man shoo’ing away tiny people?


#4

yeah, someone please explain this. It’s freaking me out.


#5

Ah the magic of digital editing


#6

That’s what it is, regardless of any pixels you might see.


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#7

Chasing a nazi embiggens the smallest man.


#8

We need an official boingboing explanation, what’s going on with that picture?


#9

He rushed over to join the group. “I linked arms with them and they were on us, frothing,” he said. “It was like that for I don’t know for how long. Liquid splashed on to us and then torches.”

They don’t quote him as saying it was torch fuel, but it seems like a reasonable assumption. This is going to get a lot worse before it gets better, and ignoring them won’t help. A classic gang of bullies trying to work up the nerve for larger atrocities.

They had a permit for the Saturday event (as various a-holes keep repeating), but did they have anything for the Friday night?


#10

Ok, so does anybody else find it a little insane that this guy’s claiming victimhood because he was hit as he chased a man down the street with a group that was actively attacking him?


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I uhhh. Yeah.


#12

From the article:

Tyler D.R. Magill, an employee with the University of Virginia’s Alderman Library, suffered a stroke Tuesday that may be related to injuries he sustained in a violent melee with white supremacists on the university’s Lawn Friday night, a friend of his family confirmed Wednesday.

The attack happened before he chased what’s-his-fascist, though the featured (authentic non-edited) image shows the latter event.


#13

If you read for clarity, he was hit the day before when his side was outnumbered and the injury led to the later stroke.


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Who in the Municipal clerk’s office thought nothing could go wrong with issuing a rally permit?

National Guard and Police were monitoring rally.

The skeptic wants to suggested a contrived intervention.


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I can’t prove this, but people are saying he’s close to 8’4". It’s not just me, A lot of people are telling this to me. And don’t I surround myself with the best advisers?


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This video doesn’t give enough context if you don’t know who the speaker is.

Kind of makes the counter protesters look bad - he is denouncing the violence, and then is swarmed?


#17

Good lord — I just learned Tyler is a close friend of my wife’s family. My brother-in-law co-hosts a radio show called Radio Wowsville with him.


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