Skip to comments.Gene Hackman Slaps Homeless Man In Santa Fe
Posted on 10/31/2012 3:54:25 AM PDT by markomalley
Actor Gene Hackman slapped a homeless man this afternoon in downtown Santa Fe. Police say Hackman acted in self-defense after the homeless man became aggressive toward the actor and his wife.
Hackman, a longtime Santa Fe resident, and his wife were walking near Lincoln and Marcy about 1:30 p.m. when the encounter with the homeless man took place.
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(For some reason, the rest of the media reports leave that detail out)
Will this “homeless” man now hire a lawyer to sue Mr. Hackman?
Years ago in Tucson....there were two or three areas of town where homeless folks were in ample abundance. It got to a point at one city park....that you just couldn’t allow young kids into the park at all. I doubt if anything has improved over the last two decades.
The sad truth is that ninety-five percent of the homeless population in America need to be put into some compound area, and just allowed to roam the compound like zombies.
I almost popped a guy that was on skates and drooling like a dog with mange and distemper.
He crashed into the bench we were sitting at and hovered menacingly while begging for a buck.
I was very un-nice as I told him what to do, where to go and I did it with a smile and a locked on look.
Guy was a disgusting pig and I didn’t him getting his whatever on my meal.
Mr.Hackman and his wife, who is of Asian descent, used to live in Oregon. It is interesting that no photos of Mrs.Hackman have been made public.
There is enormous prejudice against Asians in the US.
A friend of mine who’s mother was Japanese, told me he never goes anywhere without carrying a concealed weapon, it’s that bad.
TMZ has left out the racism of this incident.
Neither here nor there, but it should be noted Gene Hackman is a rather liberal actor (how many of them are NOT!?)
Having been to Santa Fe many times, I’m very familiar with the location of the assault and have walked through the area many times since it is just north of The Plaza. Many well-known restaurants are nearby, as is the Georgia O’Keefe Museum. While the surroundings are pleasant, those who would prey on victims are also in evidence.
It sounds like Mr. Hackman might have been in “Condition White” and allowed the assailant inside his safe zone. Mr. Hackman should be commended, however, for taking direct action against the assault.
It’s Hacks crappy voting habits that helped create this “utopian” society in Santa Fe in the first place. You’d think he would’ve handed the bum a 50 and got him a hotel room. “He has the money” as they would say.
My wife and I were in Santa Fe earlier this month. We visited the Plaza, but we didn’t see any nasty vagrants there. However while passing through Taos we did see some pretty mangy two-legged critters.
Neither here nor there, but it should be noted Gene Hackman served in the US Marines, leaving home at 16 to do so.
Yes. Sometimes even by close relatives. :-(
News to me. Have never experienced that anywhere. I would say the opposite actually.
Any stereotypes I have seen are all positive ones.
Lived in Santa Fe for 4 years, the crazy homeless people are either wacked out ex cons like this guy, or trust fund babies with $20 million in the bank and on drugs. Looking at the two types of people, you can’t tell the difference though....
Those weren't vagrants, they were Taos residents.
It is not unusual to see Mr. Hackman and his wife out and about like normal people shopping in Santa Fe, and they have a right not to be harassed by street vermin. Gene was doing his civic duty.
Good thing the homeless guy’s name wasn’t English Bob.
No the primary haters are:
1) Holder's people.
2) White women with an excessive fondness for recreational calories.
3) Women of all races ages 50-and-up who are aging in a less than graceful manner.
4) My wife's employees, very few of whom can match her work ethic and initiative and think she is "mean" for expecting them to actually do work.
So a good portion of it is rooted in envy, rather than race prejudice.
Yes that makes sense. Interesting to hear your point of view.
By the way you have given me a new phrase to use!!!:
” women with an excessive fondness for recreational calories. “
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