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Caught on tape: Vietnam veteran attacked at convenience store (Sucker-Punched-VIDEO)
WRDW ^ | 7-1-2014

Posted on 07/01/2014 7:32:24 PM PDT by equalator

A Vietnam Veteran was attacked at a Columbia County convenience store Monday. He said he was in line to buy water after a run, but investigators say another customer was way out of line when he punched him.

After fighting for our county for 21 years, Jacob Cooter, 77, said he knows a thing or two about a fair fight.

"For the man to sucker punch me, he's kind of a coward," Cooter said. "The man was maybe a foot taller than me and a 100 pounds more," Cooter said. "He had no business hitting an old fella."

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"For the man to sucker punch me, he's kind of a coward," Cooter said

1 posted on 07/01/2014 7:32:24 PM PDT by equalator
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To: equalator

Welcome to Barack Hussein Obama’s “fundamentally transformed” Amerika.


2 posted on 07/01/2014 7:35:11 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The future must not belong to those who slander bacon.)
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To: equalator

The puncher need not be described. Everybody knows.


3 posted on 07/01/2014 7:35:46 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy ("Harvey Dent, can we trust him?" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBsdV--kLoQ)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I honestly believe one of the reasons illegals with unchecked diseases are being planted around the heart of the country is to kill off good men like Mr. Cooter in the above story. Biological Warfare.


4 posted on 07/01/2014 7:36:59 PM PDT by equalator
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To: equalator

Gee, appears to be an AA, what a surprise. The scumbag did turn himself in and alleged racist comments, which the store witness deny they heard. Odumbo would be proud!


5 posted on 07/01/2014 7:38:45 PM PDT by SgtHooper (This is not my tag!)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Turned himself in. As (not) described. http://www.wrdw.com/home/headlines/Man-accused-of-hitting-Vietnam-vet-turns-himself-in-265430931.html


6 posted on 07/01/2014 7:40:30 PM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
The puncher need not be described. Everybody knows.

Well, that was my first question.

7 posted on 07/01/2014 7:40:46 PM PDT by Mark17 (Rats and RINOs, who are destroying America, may you be screwed by the fickle finger of fate)
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To: equalator

“Way out of line”. That’s one way to describe it, I suppose.


8 posted on 07/01/2014 7:40:49 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: equalator

What difference does it make that he’s a vet? Would it be less outrageous if a non vet got sucker punched?


9 posted on 07/01/2014 7:41:35 PM PDT by DManA
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To: DManA

He’s a good man. That’s why it’s worse. A man who should be honored.


10 posted on 07/01/2014 7:44:02 PM PDT by equalator
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To: equalator

Only veterans are good men in your world?


11 posted on 07/01/2014 7:45:51 PM PDT by DManA
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To: equalator

I’ve been having that same thought a lot lately.


12 posted on 07/01/2014 7:46:43 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The future must not belong to those who slander bacon.)
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To: DManA

they’re not good in yours? He sacrificed and this is how he is repaid. Just makes it more senseless.


13 posted on 07/01/2014 7:48:48 PM PDT by equalator
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To: equalator

No one deserves to be sucker punched. Veteran status has nothing to do with it.


14 posted on 07/01/2014 7:49:53 PM PDT by DManA
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To: equalator

This guy is named Cooter. Bet he’s had his share of ribbing....


15 posted on 07/01/2014 7:50:09 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: DManA

happy 4th of July


16 posted on 07/01/2014 7:53:12 PM PDT by equalator
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To: equalator

Same back at ya.


17 posted on 07/01/2014 7:53:54 PM PDT by DManA
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To: equalator
"Cooter was buying water on Monday morning at the TPS gas station..."

Did they fill out a TPS report? If so, I hope they used the right cover letter.

Sorry...couldn't help myself.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

18 posted on 07/01/2014 8:04:38 PM PDT by wku man (Veterans, it's up to us to save the Republic...let's roll.)
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To: DManA
What difference does it make that he’s a vet?

DmanA, it's VERY simple. You enlist, you have no idea what might happen. You might spend your term of service stateside in peacetime, but you also might be alerted in the dead of night that you're being shipped out to some dangerous locale. You have volunteered to, if need be, die for your country. But you have made that choice. It's a choice a lot of us never chose to make. Those that did, deserve our ultimate respect.

19 posted on 07/01/2014 8:13:38 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: DManA

Well, if he had punched a politician, would that have been worse or better? There are differences in who it is.


20 posted on 07/01/2014 8:16:11 PM PDT by Deagle (ues)
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To: Deagle

No there isn’t.


21 posted on 07/01/2014 8:17:05 PM PDT by DManA
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To: The_Media_never_lie

That name Cooter reminds me of something. When I was a kid growing up in NW Florida, we called turtles “cooters”.

We also called the car trunk, the “cooter hull”. I have not heard that expression in a long time. I wonder if anyone else used that term?


22 posted on 07/01/2014 8:18:07 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: DManA

That is interesting... So you would not make any judgement on who was hit and why? Strange reaction I’d say. I tend to make judgements on all of these things, who, why, and what the hell were they thinking...

You must be one of those enlightened fellows that takes no stances either way. Let the world do their own thing, but don’t involve me in any way...geez! You are one grand fellow!


23 posted on 07/01/2014 8:22:48 PM PDT by Deagle (ues)
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To: Deagle

Really, you think the punishment for a crime should depend upon who the victim is?

This is an alien and anti-American idea. Did you ever wonder why the statue of Justice was blindfolded? Did it ever occur to you to think about it?


24 posted on 07/01/2014 8:24:44 PM PDT by DManA
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To: DManA

I think if the victim was an elderly man or a child then the punishment should be stronger. In other words hitting a more vulnerable person should carry a higher price.

I guess technically the fact he was a vet should not affect the punishment.


25 posted on 07/01/2014 8:28:16 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: DManA

So, to your thinking, you should not stop a thief or stop any crime in progress because of who the victim is?

You are not really being serious here...

You always have to take action depending upon the circumstances but according to you, not necessarily so.

Please...clarify your position. Blind justice has nothing to do with citizens reaction to crimes in progress.


26 posted on 07/01/2014 8:28:49 PM PDT by Deagle (ues)
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To: Deagle

You turned my position on it’s head. I won’t speculate on your motive.

My position is it doesn’t matter who the perp is, doesn’t matter who the victim is. All that matters is the facts of the crime.

That is the fundamental basis of American justice.


27 posted on 07/01/2014 8:35:59 PM PDT by DManA
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To: DManA

Would you do your best to protect a woman? Is that misogynist? Would you jump in to protect your brother?

What are your limits? How would you protect them for the justice system? Just where are your boundaries?


28 posted on 07/01/2014 8:37:37 PM PDT by Deagle (ues)
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To: Deagle

You are changing the subject.


29 posted on 07/01/2014 8:39:53 PM PDT by DManA
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To: DManA

Sorry, but our justice system does take into account the gender of the victim, the age, and the reason of the assault. That is fact so why don’t we?

All of this is always taken into consideration and so should we when countering assaults by those that could care less.


30 posted on 07/01/2014 8:41:00 PM PDT by Deagle (ues)
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To: Deagle

You are wrong. Assault is assault. Same crime regardless of the sex of the victim.


31 posted on 07/01/2014 8:42:54 PM PDT by DManA
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To: equalator; DManA

All the men of my generation were vets,all of them.

Some were pathetic losers.

.


32 posted on 07/01/2014 8:43:07 PM PDT by Mears
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To: DManA

You are trying to escape the ignorance of your earlier statements!


33 posted on 07/01/2014 8:44:13 PM PDT by Deagle (ues)
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To: Mears

That is not true for subsequent generation. Thanks in part to the sacrifices of your generation.


34 posted on 07/01/2014 8:45:09 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Deagle

Please show what I said that was ignorant.


35 posted on 07/01/2014 8:46:18 PM PDT by DManA
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To: DManA

“Really, you think the punishment for a crime should depend upon who the victim is?”

It not only does but has become a problem today in that females seem to get the benefit of the doubt! Actually, that also depend upon age (news helps here) but it does happen.

Not that I am supporting that but when attacking a vet occurs, it is normal for most folks to get upset (not the liberals of course).


36 posted on 07/01/2014 8:52:04 PM PDT by Deagle (ues)
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To: Deagle

I get upset when anyone gets attacked.


37 posted on 07/01/2014 8:53:36 PM PDT by DManA
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To: JennysCool

I don’t know what your beef is.

OBVIOUSLY veteran deserve our respect. That’s not what we are talking about. We are talking about a victim of a crime. I don’t think a Vet is less a victim or more a victim because of he’s a vet. So in the context of this discussion the victim’s veteran status is completely irrelevant.

In other contexts OF COURSE it’s relevant.


38 posted on 07/01/2014 8:58:23 PM PDT by DManA
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To: DManA

Well, I have to say that you are the better man for showing restraint and taking the non-confrontational way out...

You must be a good Vet... I also get upset when Vets get attacked! Have a good one...


39 posted on 07/01/2014 8:59:13 PM PDT by Deagle (ues)
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To: Deagle

I confronted you directly.


40 posted on 07/01/2014 9:01:08 PM PDT by DManA
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To: DManA

Yes you did, and wrongly I’d say, but you can have your own opinion... Have a good one...


41 posted on 07/01/2014 9:02:49 PM PDT by Deagle (ues)
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To: Deagle

Also you my friend.


42 posted on 07/01/2014 9:04:34 PM PDT by DManA
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To: DManA

Heh, well I would not go that far but you were at least not confusing about your stance - although wrong...ha. We all have our stances...


43 posted on 07/01/2014 9:08:35 PM PDT by Deagle (ues)
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To: equalator

Disorderly conduct? Give me a break. This guy should be charged with more than that.


44 posted on 07/01/2014 9:11:36 PM PDT by BBell (The Blue Dog is Stupid)
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To: Deagle

I’m not sure you still understand my stance. Justice should be blind.


45 posted on 07/01/2014 9:16:03 PM PDT by DManA
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To: DManA

Oh, I understand but you are blind to today’s reality! Maybe you should look at Obama’s justice department! We can agree that justice should be blind but it NEVER is...

These days it seem that the politicians in power can determine just who is blind...


46 posted on 07/01/2014 9:18:13 PM PDT by Deagle (ues)
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To: Deagle

I understand my point of view is old fashioned.

I would suggest you shouldn’t give up and just join them in the grab all for special interests.


47 posted on 07/01/2014 9:21:29 PM PDT by DManA
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To: DManA

“Only veterans are good men in your world?”

He didn’t say that. Why are you twisting his words?


48 posted on 07/01/2014 9:30:42 PM PDT by Rembrandt (Part of the 51% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: DManA

Oh my, are you that ignorant of what is going on? Mercy, I give up on the ignorant folks that keep thinking that life as we use to know it is still happening...geez!

Sorry, but you are one of the few left that thinks that we are just in a bubble, nothing happening here, no changes..

You fellow have missed the happenings of the last few years and will only wake up after it is over...

Yes, you have the same old-fashioned view that I had until I finally woke up, but don’t understand your viewpoint. If you think that the special interests are going to take control, you should be clambering for a new election of different folks in charge. Don’t hear that at all...

You stupid folks keep voting for the same idiots that are bringing us into government control that we use to hate.

God save us from the liberal idiots!


49 posted on 07/01/2014 9:31:03 PM PDT by Deagle (ues)
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To: Rembrandt

That’s what he implied. Why are you defending him.


50 posted on 07/01/2014 9:31:53 PM PDT by DManA
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