Bethea's Byte
Announcements
Welcome guests and members to Bethea's Byte. To all guests of this site, please feel free to look things over, but you are encouraged to register and take part in discussing all news reports posted here. You are also encouraged, as a member to post your own news stories. You are also encouraged to debate these stories as well, especially in the political areas. All I ask is that no matter what side you're on, keep the debates civil. If you are joining us from another forum, affiliate with us. We are more than happy to check you out, join your site and participate with you as well. The Arcade is not set to keep score, but it is set for fun. So play the games and test your skills and your luck. Again, you are welcome here at Bethea's Byte. BYTE THIS!
Log in

I forgot my password

Who is online?
In total there is 1 user online :: 0 Registered, 0 Hidden and 1 Guest

None

[ View the whole list ]


Most users ever online was 16 on Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:55 pm
Statistics
We have 23 registered users
The newest registered user is Ami Saltzman

Our users have posted a total of 1567 messages in 603 subjects
March 2019
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
     12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930

Calendar Calendar

Latest topics
» Lindsey Graham says John McCain's Legacy Won't Be 'Diminished' After Trump Attacks The Late Senator (FULL ARTICLE)
Yesterday at 7:24 pm by The Last Outlaw

» What are your plans for the day.
Yesterday at 12:03 pm by Naiwen

» Trump Demands FOX News 'Bring Back' Jeanine Pirro, 'Keep Fighting' For Tucker Carlson
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:42 pm by The Last Outlaw

» Trump Threatens SNL With Federal Investigation For Mocking Him
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:39 pm by The Last Outlaw

» 'Not A White Supremacist,' Aide Says Of Trump
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:32 pm by The Last Outlaw

» Trump Administration Struggles For Path Forward On Nuclear Talks As Tensions Mount With North Korea
Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:58 pm by Kyng

» Fox News "Strongly" Condemns Host Jeanine Pirro's Comments About Muslim Congresswoman (FULL ARTICLE)
Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:09 pm by The Last Outlaw

» ‘An Easy Target’: Pence Takes Barbs From Both Sides As He Promotes Trump
Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:07 pm by The Last Outlaw

» Senate Votes To Reject Trump’s Emergency Declaration, Setting Up President’s First Veto
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:05 am by The Last Outlaw

» New Zealand Mosque Shootings Leave 49 Dead
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:23 am by The Last Outlaw

» Israel Says It Hit Sites In Gaza After Two Rockets Were Fired At Tel Aviv
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:29 pm by The Last Outlaw

» Bucking NDA, Ex-Fox News Reporter Plans To Tell Congress About Outlet's Role In Trump Hush Money Story
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:42 pm by The Last Outlaw

» New Zealand Police Hunt "Active Shooter" After Gunman Opens Fire At Mosque
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:15 pm by The Last Outlaw

» Rockets Fired At Tel Aviv, Triggering Air Raid Sirens
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:27 pm by The Last Outlaw

» Trump Warns Senators: Bad to Vote Against Border Security
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:49 am by Spice

» K-Pop Stars Named in Growing South Korea Sex Scandal
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:41 am by The Last Outlaw

» School shooting in Brazil
Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:17 pm by The Last Outlaw

» Ticking Clock May Save Trump From Impeachment In Congress
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:50 pm by The Last Outlaw

» U.S. Grounds 737 MAX Jets, Boeing Shares Fall Again
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:35 pm by The Last Outlaw

» Jessica Canseco Disputes Jose’s Claim of Cheating with Alex Rodriguez
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:02 am by The Last Outlaw

Top posting users this week
Top posting users this month
Affiliate With Bethea’s Byte


Bethea's Byte

Anti-Spam Bots!

Submit Your Site To The Web's Top 50 Search Engines for Free!






The Coffee House


Planet Nexus


mindsConnected


IconSkouliki


Atrium


Atrium

A Man Hurled Racist Slurs and a Punch at a FedEx Driver — Then Died After He Was Punched Back

View previous topic View next topic Go down

The Last Outlaw
The Last Outlaw
Head Administrator
Head Administrator
Male Posts : 777
Age : 43
Join date : 2018-05-25
Location : Salem, Oregon, USA
Status :

View user profile http://betheasbyte.forumotion.com/forum

PostThe Last Outlaw on Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:16 am


From The Washington Post

Alex Horton of The Washington Post wrote:

Timothy Warren was driving his FedEx truck through a verdant neighborhood in Portland, Ore., when the man he would soon kill screamed that Warren was going too fast.

Warren stopped his truck. He was exhausted, he tried to explain to Joseph Magnuson that day in late September, and just wanted to get done with his work.

Magnuson was unrelenting and hurled numerous aggressive insults and racist slurs at him.

That was something Warren, who is black, could not abide.

He stepped out of the truck, and both men yelled at each other.

Magnuson took a swing. Warren swung back, connecting a single blow above Magnuson’s left eye that sent him tumbling to the ground.

Magnuson, 55, briefly lost consciousness, then died later that evening.

Prosecutors, however, have decided not to charge Warren, 41, with a crime. He did not intend to kill Magnuson and acted in self-defense during the Sept. 26 incident, the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office said in a memo released Monday.

Magnuson’s death from the fall was precipitated by “extremely poor health,” a medical examiner concluded, and the punch itself was not fatal, Senior Deputy District Attorney Adam Gibbs wrote.

Warren was within his legal right to challenge Magnuson’s “racist vitriol,” Gibbs noted, and said that Warren’s decision to confront Magnuson — rather than ignore him — was not legally significant.

Prosecutors and police pieced together the events using accounts from six eyewitnesses with different views of the fight; three of them observed the entire encounter. They all maintained that Warren had driven at an acceptable speed and that Magnuson started the incident and then escalated it.

“They report,” Gibbs wrote, “that Mr. Magnuson then ‘very aggressively’ began yelling at Mr. Warren to slow down. Mr. Warren stopped his truck while Mr. Magnuson continued to berate him. The witnesses agree that Mr. Magnuson called Mr. Warren a ‘f***ing n****r’ in combination with other aggressive and abusive phrases ‘over and over again.’ ”

The three witnesses who saw the entire incident said Magnuson threw a drink before he threw the first punch.

Warren cooperated with police and gave statements consistent with eyewitness accounts, Gibbs wrote in his memo.

He could not be reached for comment.

Magnuson was living in a van near the park where the deadly encounter occurred, district attorney spokesman Brent Weisberg told The Washington Post.

A friend of Magnuson who lived with him, identified only as “Mr. Bayle,” told prosecutors that he did not see the altercation and only heard Magnuson yell at Warren to slow down. But he said he believed nothing would have occurred had Warren kept driving.

Gibbs agreed.

“However,” the prosecutor wrote, “the decision by Mr. Warren, who is black, to not let the racist vitriol to which he was being subjected go unanswered is not of legal significance . . . Mr. Warren was within his right to exit his vehicle and verbally challenge the manner in which Mr. Magnuson was addressing him.”

Oregon law does not carry a “duty to retreat” provision that would have required Warren to reasonably remove himself from danger, Gibbs wrote.

“Mr. Magnuson’s actions, as reported by all three witnesses and Mr. Warren, gave rise to a reasonable belief on Mr. Warren’s part that a limited use of force was necessary to prevent injury to himself,” Gibbs wrote.

The announcement by the prosecutor’s office on Monday was the first public mention of Magnuson’s death and the ensuing investigation, the Oregonian reported; it was unclear why prosecutors had only recently released information about the incident.

It was the fourth homicide in Portland this year later determined the result of self-defense. The people defending themselves in three of those incidents, including Warren, were working when they were attacked, according to the Oregonian.

It’s unclear whether Warren still works for FedEx; a company spokeswoman declined to answer a question about his employment status.

The company said it “fully cooperated with law enforcement during the investigation of this unfortunate incident. We extend our condolences to all those affected,” FedEx Ground spokeswoman Nikki Mendicino said in a statement.

Well, despite Magnuson's poor health, this is what you get when you get in a confrontation with a black man doing his job, and you have to hurl racist insults.  I'm sorry, I know violence isn't the way to handle situations like this, but sometimes, you get pushed to your breaking point and what do you do?  Did Warren mean to kill Magnuson? No.

It's high time for change when it comes to racism and hatred for someone a different shade than you.

Just saying.

_________________

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

Create an account or log in to leave a reply

You need to be a member in order to leave a reply.

Create an account

Join our community by creating a new account. It's easy!


Create a new account

Log in

Already have an account? No problem, log in here.


Log in

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum