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Pimp sues Nike for not warning shoes could be dangerous if used to beat people
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Posted on 01/14/2014 3:47:02 AM PST by Red in Blue PA

A Portland pimp is suing Nike for not placing a warning label in their shoes specifying that they could be used as a dangerous weapon -- after he was sentenced to 100 years in prison for brutally beating a john with his sneaker.

Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

Sirgiorgio Clardy in June 2012.

Sirgiorgio Clardy, 26, claims Nike should have placed a warning in the shoes warning consumers that the kicks have the potential to be used as a dangerous weapon, according to The Oregonian newspaper. Clardy is seeking $100 million for what he believes was the shoe manufacturer’s oversight.

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1 posted on 01/14/2014 3:47:02 AM PST by Red in Blue PA
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To: Red in Blue PA

...if Odungo had a son


2 posted on 01/14/2014 3:55:55 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Red in Blue PA

Sir Giorgio eh??
Can’t make this ship up. Is there a paid liar working with this ‘knight’? Or is the Jailhouse law school graduating some brilliant new students?


3 posted on 01/14/2014 3:56:41 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

How long before the court dismisses this? But this guy has nothing to lose and he’s not paying for the cost.


4 posted on 01/14/2014 4:04:14 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

His lawyer, if he has one, should pay the cost.


5 posted on 01/14/2014 4:05:35 AM PST by sphinx
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To: Red in Blue PA
AG HOLDER APPROVES Pimp sues Nike for not warning shoes could be dangerous if used to beat people to death

Welcome to Obamaland. Just hang in there.

In a short time, you, too, will reach Nirvana, and have govt-sponsored healthcare, to boot.

6 posted on 01/14/2014 4:24:16 AM PST by Liz
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To: Red in Blue PA
I thought these incidents would end with the demise of assault pimp shoes (extended heels, high-capacity aquariums in the soles).

Mr. niteowl77

7 posted on 01/14/2014 4:32:34 AM PST by niteowl77 ("Well isn't THIS a predicament...")
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To: Red in Blue PA
If you have to carry light, I think the Dr. Scholl's line works better than the Nike's.


8 posted on 01/14/2014 4:35:54 AM PST by Dr. Sivana (Five years, my brain hurts a lot.)
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To: niteowl77

What we need are a law which stipulates no more than one pair of shoes a month. That will fix everything.


9 posted on 01/14/2014 4:43:41 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Dr. Sivana

“If you have to carry light...”

Years and years ago I used to hear a radio ad for a nightclub somewhere in Brooklyn. I think it catered to the West Indian community there. At the end the lady would say: Remember, dress light and come to our club!

The thing the amazed me was I immediately understood exactly what she meant!


10 posted on 01/14/2014 5:04:57 AM PST by jocon307
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To: Red in Blue PA

We laugh at this, but there’s a good chance Nike will settle out of court and not take the chance of bringing this before an “OJ Simpson” type jury.


11 posted on 01/14/2014 5:22:21 AM PST by DJ Taylor (Once again our country is at war, and once again the Democrats have sided with our enemy.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

This is the idiot prosecutor fault....he labeled the Nike shoes as a weapon instead of the pimps feet...

What if he was wearing air jordans...?

Trying to be cutting edge with outside the box thinking ...I would not be surprised if his case had to be retried...


12 posted on 01/14/2014 5:26:04 AM PST by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Red in Blue PA

This could be a class action suit in South Dallas.


13 posted on 01/14/2014 5:48:39 AM PST by Texas Mulerider (Rap music: hieroglyphics with a beat.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I anxiously await Nike’s response —


14 posted on 01/14/2014 6:13:37 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Popman

According to the article, the jury designated the shoes as deadly weapons to ensure the perp would get max prison time.

Couple notes:

There are shoes a LOT more deadly than sneakers, no matter how much they cost. I used to have a pair of heavy work boots with steel toes and soles. Kick somebody with those and they’ll get the job done.

I don’t recall ever hearing of somebody getting 100 year sentence in a case where nobody died.


15 posted on 01/14/2014 6:48:42 AM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: Red in Blue PA

Hussein will be relieved to hear this...wait...


16 posted on 01/14/2014 6:53:15 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Red in Blue PA
I just checked our kid's baseball bat but don't find the WARNING on that, either.

I'm heading out the door now to find a hungry lawyer...

17 posted on 01/14/2014 7:25:37 AM PST by Gritty (Liberals think living your life free of welfare, EBT, and government nannies is "cheating"-J Hawkins)
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To: Red in Blue PA

The reason we have warning printed on gun barrels is because some dumbass shot himself or someone else while handling a weapon they were not trained on.


18 posted on 01/14/2014 7:37:35 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: Red in Blue PA

Well I guess I am going to sue the company who makes my cutlery because it made me overweight.


19 posted on 01/14/2014 8:41:54 AM PST by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on behalf of animals would do so on behalf of the unborn.)
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To: Sherman Logan

That’s really strange that a jury can decide what a weapon is or is not...

Get a bunch of libtards on a jury and maybe they can declare a t-shirt with a gun on it a weapon or the way someone thinks is a weapon...

I’m surprised the judge did not intervene....

As for getting 100 years as compared to killing someone....

Maybe these thugs SOB will think twice about stooping on someone face....


20 posted on 01/14/2014 10:06:08 AM PST by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Popman

I agree that classifying sneakers as deadly weapons is pretty stupid. Now the heavy steel-clad boots I mentioned would make some sort of sense, particularly if the prosecution could show he put them on in preparation for the fight.

I don’t know about this case, but in many cases the jury is ordered to determine the facts, which in this case would be whether the shoes were weapons or not.

Obviously in the most technical sense, almost any object can be a deadly weapon. An OSS-trained WWII friend of the family once demonstrated how you can absolutely, positively kill someone using a ballpoint pen or a pencil.

And a trained or even untrained person can kill someone without any weapon at all.


21 posted on 01/14/2014 10:16:08 AM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: Sherman Logan

They should at least ban shoes capable of holding more than 5 toes, aka Assault Nikes.


22 posted on 01/14/2014 4:12:02 PM PST by Ready4Freddy
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To: Sherman Logan

“An OSS-trained WWII friend of the family once demonstrated how you can absolutely, positively kill someone using a ballpoint pen or a pencil.”

How did y’all get rid of the body?


23 posted on 01/14/2014 4:13:02 PM PST by Ready4Freddy
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To: Ready4Freddy

We had really good friends.

A friend will help you.

A good friend will help you move.

A really good friend will help you move a body.


24 posted on 01/14/2014 4:25:41 PM PST by Sherman Logan
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