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Gene Hackman Slaps Homeless Man In Santa Fe
Albequerque Journal ^ | 10/30/12 | Mark Oswald

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.

Gene Hackman

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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TMZ reports, We're told the incident escalated big time when Becker called Hackman's wife a "c**t" -- and then Hackman dished out some street justice ... slapping Becker across the face.

(For some reason, the rest of the media reports leave that detail out)

1 posted on 10/31/2012 3:54:29 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Will this “homeless” man now hire a lawyer to sue Mr. Hackman?


2 posted on 10/31/2012 4:00:45 AM PDT by Ken522
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To: markomalley

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.


3 posted on 10/31/2012 4:01:22 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: markomalley

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.

He left.

Guy was a disgusting pig and I didn’t him getting his whatever on my meal.


4 posted on 10/31/2012 4:01:51 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: markomalley

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.


5 posted on 10/31/2012 4:03:52 AM PDT by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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To: markomalley

Neither here nor there, but it should be noted Gene Hackman is a rather liberal actor (how many of them are NOT!?)


6 posted on 10/31/2012 4:11:17 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Donate, & walk precincts, not for "Parties", but for individual, principled "Candidates" (& for FR)
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To: markomalley

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.


7 posted on 10/31/2012 5:16:42 AM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

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.


8 posted on 10/31/2012 5:27:23 AM PDT by albie
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To: T-Bird45

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.


9 posted on 10/31/2012 5:42:59 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Neither here nor there, but it should be noted Gene Hackman served in the US Marines, leaving home at 16 to do so.


10 posted on 10/31/2012 5:49:08 AM PDT by ameribbean expat
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To: markomalley

http://www.santafenewmexican.com/Local%20News/103112hackman#.UJEeuOQ71sI
more info ...


11 posted on 10/31/2012 5:56:51 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: SatinDoll
"There is enormous prejudice against Asians in the US."

Yes. Sometimes even by close relatives. :-(

12 posted on 10/31/2012 5:59:53 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: SatinDoll
“There is enormous prejudice against Asians in the US.”

???
News to me. Have never experienced that anywhere. I would say the opposite actually.
Any stereotypes I have seen are all positive ones.

13 posted on 10/31/2012 6:02:53 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
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To: markomalley
Court records show Becker has an arrest record in Santa Fe that includes a guilty plea to charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and abandonment or abuse of a child in 2008. In 2009, he pleaded guilty to battery on a peace officer and in 1980, he pleaded guilty to arson.
14 posted on 10/31/2012 6:12:12 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: markomalley

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....


15 posted on 10/31/2012 6:21:23 AM PDT by machman
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To: driftless2
However while passing through Taos we did see some pretty mangy two-legged critters.

Those weren't vagrants, they were Taos residents.

16 posted on 10/31/2012 6:28:35 AM PDT by Cooter
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To: markomalley

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.


17 posted on 10/31/2012 6:34:01 AM PDT by pallis
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To: markomalley

Good thing the homeless guy’s name wasn’t English Bob.


18 posted on 10/31/2012 6:39:23 AM PDT by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: HereInTheHeartland; SatinDoll
My wife is Asian - I've seen some of it. The stereotype even among Asian-Americans - and one of the main reasons they vote Democrat - is that hatred is coming at them from white male factory workers and rural rednecks who are mad at "the damn Japs!" for taking their jobs, but that isn't reality. White men universally love my wife. :)

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.

19 posted on 10/31/2012 6:41:25 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: Mr. Jeeves

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. “


20 posted on 10/31/2012 6:43:38 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
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To: SatinDoll

“There is enormous prejudice against Asians in the US.”

Odd. I guess my Filipina wife and Filipina daughter-in-law have escaped it by not being too ‘asian’...

Is there some? Yes. But no more than one encounters as a white guy.


21 posted on 10/31/2012 6:51:09 AM PDT by Mr Rogers
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To: Mr. Jeeves
The stereotype even among Asian-Americans - and one of the main reasons they vote Democrat - is that hatred is coming at them from white male factory workers and rural rednecks who are mad at "the damn Japs!" for taking their jobs, but that isn't reality.

You know, I've always considered Asians to be extremely smart but if they think the way to poke the union goons in the eye is to vote democrat I might have to rethink that.

22 posted on 10/31/2012 7:32:52 AM PDT by pepsi_junkie (Who is John Galt?)
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To: pepsi_junkie
They vote Democrat because they perceive that Democrats welcome Asian immigrants while Republicans want to throw them all out.

It doesn't matter whether it's true or not - the rhetoric used in the immigration debate reinforces the perception.

Also, Asian-Americans have been able to attain more state and local political offices through Democrat big city machine politics (which feel familiar to an Asian immigrant) than they have through Republican meritocracy. This is perceived as racism, and it is...on the part of the Democrats, who reward loyal voting blocs by race.

When the Republicans eventually get a Jeremy Lin-like figure elected to the Senate (and they will certainly do it first), many things will change. Until then, Asian-Americans as a group will likely continue to vote Democrat against their economic interests.

23 posted on 10/31/2012 9:17:34 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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