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PICTURED: Man, 45, struck by a falling
Confederate statue during protests in Virginia
who flatlined twice while on the way to
the hospital and was placed in a coma

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Posted By: zephyrgirl, 6/13/2020 9:15:30 AM

A Virginia man who was struck by a falling Confederate statue during a protest flatlined twice on the way to the hospital and was placed in a coma, according to his wife. Chris Green, 45, of Portsmouth, was one of the hundreds of Virginians who descended onto the streets Wednesday to protest police brutality and the death of George Floyd, an African-American man who died while in police custody. Protesters rallied at the Confederate monument in Olde Towne Portsmouth after the City Council earlier that night put off decisions on potentially removing the statue. Confederate monuments and statues have become targets for protesters


An update on the man hit in the head with a torn-down statue. I can't work up much sympathy. People who attend potentially violent demonstrations are taking a big risk.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: sanspeur 6/13/2020 9:22:15 AM (No. 443205)
Stonewall’s revenge .
42 people like this.

Reply 2 - Posted by: Newtsche 6/13/2020 9:22:54 AM (No. 443209)
I hate it when that happens...
23 people like this.

Reply 3 - Posted by: Phantomll 6/13/2020 9:24:07 AM (No. 443211)
Should be in the running for this year's Darwin Award!
46 people like this.

Reply 4 - Posted by: Quigley 6/13/2020 9:25:24 AM (No. 443217)
It seems like EMTs as part of first respondors are of a quasi police nature and for sure they would help an injured policeman or woman. The guy should have refused to take services from part of a system that supports police. I guess he just a traitor to the cause.
43 people like this.

Reply 5 - Posted by: volksford 6/13/2020 9:27:26 AM (No. 443220)
Thats the risk you take when you throw in with a group of morons . More than likely that was their first attempt at physical labor and something was bound to go wrong
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Reply 6 - Posted by: PageTurner 6/13/2020 9:31:22 AM (No. 443225)
Who cleared the way for the emts to take him to the hospital because the protestors were so busy taking selfies of his exposed skull with their cellphones? None other than the hated cops.
38 people like this.

Reply 7 - Posted by: coobr03 6/13/2020 9:37:47 AM (No. 443235)
FTA: "Tonieh has not decided if she will pursue legal action against the city." Of course $he will...
34 people like this.

Reply 8 - Posted by: RahmItThru 6/13/2020 9:38:29 AM (No. 443237)
damned shame
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Reply 9 - Posted by: earlybird 6/13/2020 9:49:37 AM (No. 443249)
The video showed insanity. What appeared to be a rabid lesbian woman up on the monument wielding a sledgehammer. It obviously didn’t occur to any of the hysterical rioters that that very heavy statue would fall at some point, and where was it to go? These people are not too bright… I had just said to my husband “what if that thing goes over and hits someone”…. about ten minutes later, we heard about this poor guy.
26 people like this.

Reply 10 - Posted by: Jackie 6/13/2020 9:50:18 AM (No. 443250)
awww. tsk, tsk tsk.
20 people like this.

Reply 11 - Posted by: Rumblehog 6/13/2020 9:55:18 AM (No. 443257)
As life so often teaches us, one secret to a stress free and safe life involves who one hangs out with. Run with the wolves and you might get shot however, run with the sheep dogs and you receive love and regular meals.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Faithfully 6/13/2020 10:05:41 AM (No. 443271)
#9 I wondered the same. I played it again and you can see Peppermint Patti lost her bravada as she slunk into the crowd.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Osprey21 6/13/2020 10:06:19 AM (No. 443274)
It's called KARMA - and it's spelled Ha-Ha-Ha!
30 people like this.

Reply 14 - Posted by: WV.Hillbilly 6/13/2020 10:06:37 AM (No. 443276)
Sweet, sweet irony.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: MOAB 6/13/2020 10:08:55 AM (No. 443279)
Just more proof............there is a God! He got what he deserved.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: cjjeepercreeper 6/13/2020 10:09:22 AM (No. 443280)
That site is ad hell, and I won't turn off my adblocker like they want. Why to people keep posting from there?
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Reply 17 - Posted by: hershey 6/13/2020 10:16:25 AM (No. 443287)
Sorry but the battery in my teeny tiny violin machine just went dead...
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Safari Man 6/13/2020 10:16:50 AM (No. 443291)
Just the one? Sigh.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: 2assume 6/13/2020 10:25:19 AM (No. 443302)
Have any of those brain dead nut cases been arrested ? They should have the book thrown at them. It might make others think twice.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: bighambone 6/13/2020 10:36:24 AM (No. 443325)
Always remember that the Daily Mail is a foreign anti-Trump rag, so anything they “report” should be considered from being merely suspect up to completely fake news. If the victim of that Confederate statue survives, he can rightly say, up to the moment, that he was the last African-American wounded by a Confederate soldier. If not, he can be remembered as being the last African-American killed by a Confederate soldier. No doubt the liberal fake news oriented media talking heads will be pleased as punch to propagandize whatever course that will take.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Krause 6/13/2020 10:36:46 AM (No. 443326)
Manslaughter charge if he dies?
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Reply 22 - Posted by: anniebc 6/13/2020 10:47:13 AM (No. 443341)
Ole devil consequence at work once again. While you're tearing up stuff, you might just get yourself torn up. Life.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: whyyeseyec 6/13/2020 10:55:32 AM (No. 443355)
Into each life a little monument must fall.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: BarryNo 6/13/2020 11:14:02 AM (No. 443381)
File charges against whom? The city? For daring to have a statue this tube was 'forced' to remove? I know what my answer to something like that wouldbe...
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Reply 25 - Posted by: GoodDeal 6/13/2020 11:16:33 AM (No. 443387)
Best news I’ve heard through all of this. Darwin candidate for rioter off the year. All in favor...
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Reply 26 - Posted by: seamusm 6/13/2020 11:18:36 AM (No. 443391)
He has probably now left his wife and two boys literally or effectively fatherless. Reminds me of the admonition to dig two graves when seeking vengeance.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: Ribicon 6/13/2020 11:18:45 AM (No. 443392)
gee, that's too bad.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: ladydawgfan 6/13/2020 11:20:54 AM (No. 443397)
Another moron clobbered by the laws of high school physics!!
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Reply 29 - Posted by: Jesuslover54 6/13/2020 11:21:36 AM (No. 443399)
Seeing the sweet picture of him, his wife and kids -- I feel sorry for him and the outcome of bad choices. Maybe when he wakes up he won't remember going to the protest.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: kono 6/13/2020 11:25:17 AM (No. 443407)
Does anybody have these photos at a place that doesn't force users to disable their computer's intrusion safeguards (like ad blockers and tracker blockers)?
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Reply 31 - Posted by: kono 6/13/2020 11:25:56 AM (No. 443411)
#20 is part right - DM is a British tabloid, reporting scandals both real and fake, and taking whichever side seems most opportune and self-serving in any given situation. Part of the reason they are posted here so much is how many times they were the only place that important articles debunking global warming hysteria got reported. Then we watched them bat both sides of the game during Obama's dictatorship. Why do we keep turning to them after they kick our side in the gut? Possibly because they regularly have great photo sets, comprising content both historical and current. But I'm with #16 -- I tried disabling my ad-block there once after they started requiring it to view their page, and it was so full of ads that the pages never finished one page load before the auto-refresh timeout triggered the next page-reload. Since they now block their content from view with their demand that we disable our ad blocker, I treat the "Original Article" link here as if it were an ad, never clicking on it for any reason.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: Vaquero45 6/13/2020 11:39:31 AM (No. 443421)
I love the smell of schadenfreude in the morning....
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Reply 33 - Posted by: Norway 6/13/2020 12:13:39 PM (No. 443457)
These aren't Virginians. These are Leftist Yankees who moved to Virginia and have no understanding of or pride in Virginian and American history.
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Reply 34 - Posted by: Calico Al 6/13/2020 1:09:47 PM (No. 443534)
As I quoted Dean Martin on a Previous site--"ain't that a kick in my head".
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Reply 35 - Posted by: pittgrad95 6/13/2020 1:19:42 PM (No. 443543)
Case in point...leave the statues alone! As others have posted, some people are too irresponsible and just downright ignorant. Eventually, these imbeciles pay a price in some way or another. “Here’s your sign!”
9 people like this.

Reply 36 - Posted by: mjolnir 6/13/2020 1:31:14 PM (No. 443552)
Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.
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Reply 37 - Posted by: Italiano 6/13/2020 1:44:34 PM (No. 443565)
Everybody must get stoned... -Dylan Tragic. Simply...tragic.
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Reply 38 - Posted by: earlybird 6/13/2020 2:13:32 PM (No. 443594)
If access to article is blocked because I won’t turn off ad-blocker. shifting to Reader mode usually solves the problem.
2 people like this.

Reply 39 - Posted by: rytwng 6/13/2020 2:36:13 PM (No. 443609)
Too bad it didn't crush a few more of them. The democrat protesters will probably blame Trump.
7 people like this.

Reply 40 - Posted by: RedWhite&Blue2 6/13/2020 2:39:59 PM (No. 443611)
Wish it would have fallen on ALL of them They don’t deserve to live in this free land They’re all bad apples Rotten to the core Hells angels would rip them a new one!
8 people like this.

Reply 41 - Posted by: glcinpdx 6/13/2020 2:52:36 PM (No. 443617)
My Great Great Grandfather Jerry Z Slade, PVT, Co F, 12th Georgia Infantry Regiment and my Great Great Great Grandfather Bryant Cox PVT, Co E, 27th North Carolina Infantry Regiment would approve of this miscreants skull getting split by the falling vandalized statue
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Reply 42 - Posted by: another_clinton 6/13/2020 2:53:04 PM (No. 443618)
Curious, when the paramedics showed up, did they ask whether the victim was white or black?
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Reply 43 - Posted by: DVC 6/13/2020 3:45:46 PM (No. 443653)
Cool. Zero sympathy. Absolutely deserved.
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Reply 44 - Posted by: pensom2 6/13/2020 5:01:37 PM (No. 443731)
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Reply 45 - Posted by: DVC 6/13/2020 5:32:59 PM (No. 443755)
A vandal gets vandalized.....Oh, well. Seems fitting. Destroyed by the destruction.
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Reply 46 - Posted by: DVC 6/13/2020 5:33:17 PM (No. 443756)
The last casualty caused by a Confederate soldier?
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Reply 47 - Posted by: dcbroome 6/13/2020 5:59:21 PM (No. 443775)
heh heh heh
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Reply 48 - Posted by: XCenturion 6/13/2020 7:20:17 PM (No. 443827)
Mr. Green should have been more careful while participating in the destruction of a historical monument. The racist statue should be arrested for excessive force! BLM, Black Loser Mashed!
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Reply 49 - Posted by: Hairy Eyeball 6/13/2020 7:23:27 PM (No. 443833)
Not so 'Woke' now, eh? LOL!
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Reply 50 - Posted by: chance_232 6/13/2020 9:05:56 PM (No. 443896)
What is sad in this instance is that the man is actually married to his children's mother. An actual family may be broken due to stupidity.
3 people like this.

Reply 51 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 6/14/2020 2:52:57 AM (No. 444044)
Karma. Just how many slaves participated in taking down the statue ? Ashamed at native Virginians who won't stop this or remove Gov Blackface the so called doctor, from office. Cowards.
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Reply 52 - Posted by: broken01 6/14/2020 8:37:55 AM (No. 444186)
Ironic ain’t it.
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