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Old 9th February 2020, 11:33 AM   #1
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Florida man drives into group of Trump supporters

Man, 27, 'deliberately drove his SUV into a tent full of Trump volunteers registering new Republican voters'

Originally Posted by Daily Mail
A man who allegedly drove his van deliberately into a group of Republican volunteers has been charged with aggravated assault.

Gregory Timm, 27, was arrested several hours after six volunteers working on Trump's 2020 re-election campaign were targeted in Jacksonville, Florida. The vehicle struck their outdoor stall and narrowly missed the volunteers at around 2pm, according to the Duval County GOP Twitter account.

Soon after the incident, President Trump sent a tweet warning the perpetrator to 'be careful who you play with'.

The suspect was reportedly driving an older model brown van which he 'accelerated' as he drove towards the group, who were registering new voters. The driver did not strike any of the volunteers, and reportedly made an obscene gesture as he sped away from the scene.

Timm has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault, one of criminal mischief and driving while driver’s license suspended, ABC News reported...

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is reportedly looking at the incident as an 'interruption of the political process. We are investigating this as an aggravated assault. Several people were in the area and could have been seriously hurt... we are taking the situation very seriously,' the Sheriff's Office told Daily Wire before Timm's arrest.

Meanwhile, Duval County GOP Chairman Dean Black released a statement which read: 'We are outraged by this senseless act of violence toward our great volunteers. The Republican Party of Duval County will not be intimidated by these cowards and we will not be silenced.'

Mayor of Jacksonville Lenny Curry tweeted: 'This is outrageous. The hate is toxic and dangerous. Thankfully no one was injured but certainly they are shaken after being targeted because they were registering voters. I’ve spoken to the Sheriff and of course his team is on top of this.'...
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...tion-tent.html
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Old 9th February 2020, 11:40 AM   #2
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At least Florida Man claimed no lives this time... (i think that's supposed to be a bad thing).
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Old 9th February 2020, 12:00 PM   #3
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Unforgivable, of course, period.

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Old 9th February 2020, 12:03 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by William Parcher View Post
Man, 27, 'deliberately drove his SUV into a tent full of Trump volunteers registering new Republican voters'


https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...tion-tent.html
He sounds a little off kilter.
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Old 9th February 2020, 12:11 PM   #5
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A real president would have expressed some sort of gratitude and concern for his volunteers.
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Old 9th February 2020, 12:15 PM   #6
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A real president would have expressed some sort of gratitude and concern for his volunteers.
Well, he gave a veiled threat:

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Soon after the incident, President Trump sent a tweet warning the perpetrator to 'be careful who you play with'.
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Old 9th February 2020, 12:28 PM   #7
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Yes but his threat was about an attack on him, not his volunteers. Trumps seems to value his supporters less than I do. I would not have thought that possible.
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It didn't take long for the equivocating.
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Old 9th February 2020, 12:52 PM   #9
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I'm sure Trump supporters have feelings after a fashion, not the way Americans do but similar (though one should resst the urge to anthropomorphize their kind). In their own, primitave way they might have appreciated a kind word from their master.
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It didn't take long for the equivocating.
Well, the last time this happened, the President did say there were good people on both sides. Sohh . . .
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Well, he gave a veiled threat:
It's the only way Trump knows how to act, revenge.
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Vile. If this keeps up a Trump supporter might actually be killed. We shouldn't be attacking the people or the process with violence.

That's been the Trumper job. Leave it to them.
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A man who allegedly drove his van deliberately into a group of Republican volunteers has been charged with aggravated assault.
He clearly did not drive his van into a group of volunteers and hit exactly zero people.

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Nobody was injured when Timm allegedly drove his van into the tent belonging to the Republican Party of Duval County while volunteers were registering people to vote at the Walmart in Sandalwood.

After running over chairs and tables, witnesses told police that Timm got out of the van, took a video recording, made obscene gestures and left.
https://www.firstcoastnews.com/artic...d-74afcc1eb97c

Looks to me like he targeted the tent rather than people, but never let facts get in the way of a good story.
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Originally Posted by The Atheist View Post
He clearly did not drive his van into a group of volunteers and hit exactly zero people.



https://www.firstcoastnews.com/artic...d-74afcc1eb97c

Looks to me like he targeted the tent rather than people, but never let facts get in the way of a good story.
Only Florida Man could intentionally drive into a crowd of people and fail to injure anyone....
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That's first degree attempted murder. A major felony. He'll be in prison for many years. I have this to say. Good. A scumbag is off the street. Go TRump 2020.
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I don't expect much coverage from ABC, CNN, MSNBC, etc.
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Attempted murder is the least of his crimes. That haircut...Florida still has the death penalty, right?
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Originally Posted by The Atheist View Post
He clearly did not drive his van into a group of volunteers and hit exactly zero people.



https://www.firstcoastnews.com/artic...d-74afcc1eb97c

Looks to me like he targeted the tent rather than people, but never let facts get in the way of a good story.
Even if he thought he knew the tent was empty, there was no way he could be sure of that, and it still put lives in danger. It's still worth condemning.

But yes, if he thought he was 'just' destroying a tent he did not in fact 'drive into a group of Trump supporters'.

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I don't expect much coverage from ABC, CNN, MSNBC, etc.
I don't either, mostly because no one was injured.
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He sounds a little off kilter.
He certainly appears in tents.
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Attempted murder is the least of his crimes. That haircut...Florida still has the death penalty, right?
Oh yeah. Florida loves to kill people they are pretty sure are guilty.
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The nuts on both sides are really making their party look bad.
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Said it before, but yanks don't half take their political stuff a bit too seriously.

You do realise the person in charge is only there for 4 four years unless they are voted back in.
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I don't expect much coverage from ABC, CNN, MSNBC, etc.
With all the gun violence in the US, I wouldn't expect "Man drives into tent, hurts no one" to get much coverage either.
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Said it before, but yanks don't half take their political stuff a bit too seriously.
Not just the US.

Jacinda has a full-time protection squad, which is something that did not happen last century. Even someone as hated as Muldoon could - and did - walk down the street unmolested.
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I know a little unlikely, but are they sure he targeted a Republican meeting specifically? I mean, might be have had a different sicko motivation, like there being a color of people there that did not match his clan hood? It is possible, after all.
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I don't expect much coverage from ABC, CNN, MSNBC, etc.
You could use Google to find out that they all have the story.
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The list of injuries ranges from shaken to shaked...


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No one was injured, but police said several of the GOP volunteers at the event were shaken up by the incident...

According to witnesses, Timm exited the van and took video of the scene, the newspaper reports. He then “flipped off” the volunteers before getting back into his van and leaving, according to the Times-Union. Police are investigating whether he posted the video online...
https://heavy.com/news/2020/02/grego...liam-loel-timm
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The nuts on both sides are really making their party look bad.
Now where exactly are his party sympathies detailed?
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"Florida man drives into group of Trump supporters"

Really, is that what actually happened?

I'm not saying what happened wasn't bad, it was, but William Parcher, please stop using the dishonest practice of giving your threads misleading titles.

"Florida man drives into group of Trump supporters" creats visions of a vehicle ploughing into people in the street like the Charlottesville murderer did.
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Now where exactly are his party sympathies detailed?
This.

How do we know he's not a pissed off Never Trumper?
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I know a little unlikely, but are they sure he targeted a Republican meeting specifically? I mean, might be have had a different sicko motivation, like there being a color of people there that did not match his clan hood? It is possible, after all.
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Now where exactly are his party sympathies detailed?
Motivation is unknown at this time but lots of partisan speculation anyway.

Regardless of motivation this ******* needs to be taken out of circulation for a long time.
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The list of injuries ranges from shaken to shaked...
Yet no one stirred...
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"Florida man drives into group of Trump supporters" creats visions of a vehicle ploughing into people in the street like the Charlottesville murderer did.
Ninjad way up the page - completely dishonest title.
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I don't expect much coverage from ABC, CNN, MSNBC, etc.
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You could use Google to find out that they all have the story.

BTW This story isn't on Fox News homepage at the moment (though they have it elsewhere).
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You could use Google to find out that they all have the story.

But why let the truth spoil perfectly good BS?
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Ninjad way up the page - completely dishonest title.
A person opens the thread expecting violent tragedy and finds that it was much worse. They were shaken.
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What is it about Florida?

Seriously, violence against anyone is just plain wrong. If you want to beat them, get your friends all registered and go and beat them at the polls. Sheesh.
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What is it about Florida?

Florida's open government laws make information much more readily available to the media, so events in the state are publicized more often.
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Florida's open government laws make information much more readily available to the media, so events in the state are publicized more often.
This. Florida isn't any more crazy then any other state of similar size and demographics, we're just easier to pull "wacky stories" off the newswire from to the point that someone noticed, then it became a meme, and know it's self feeding.
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- "To the best of my knowledge the only thing philosophy has ever proven is that Descartes could think." - SMBC
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