Skip to comments.Pimp sues Nike for not warning shoes could be dangerous if used to beat people
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 manufacturers oversight.
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...if Odungo had a son
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?
How long before the court dismisses this? But this guy has nothing to lose and he’s not paying for the cost.
His lawyer, if he has one, should pay the cost.
Welcome to Obamaland. Just hang in there.
In a short time, you, too, will reach Nirvana, and have govt-sponsored healthcare, to boot.
What we need are a law which stipulates no more than one pair of shoes a month. That will fix everything.
“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!
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.
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...
This could be a class action suit in South Dallas.
I anxiously await Nike’s response —
According to the article, the jury designated the shoes as deadly weapons to ensure the perp would get max prison time.
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.
Hussein will be relieved to hear this...wait...
I'm heading out the door now to find a hungry lawyer...
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.
Well I guess I am going to sue the company who makes my cutlery because it made me overweight.
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....
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.
They should at least ban shoes capable of holding more than 5 toes, aka Assault Nikes.
“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?
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.