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. . . but not whether there are myriad seekers of easy, if empty virtue.
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"Marcus Owens, the black University of Iowa student whose family claimed he was the victim of a hate crime and racial slurs at the hands of three white men, has issued a public apology after an Iowa City police investigation showed him to be involved in three fights during the hours the assault was alleged to have occurred.
“Upon learning more details of the case, and while racial slurs served to fuel the violence, Marcus now knows that his account of events was inconsistent with police findings,” a statement from Owens and his family reads, “in part due to alcohol being involved, his embarrassment at his behavior, as well as injuries he sustained.” . . .
Owens originally reported to Iowa City police on May 2 that he had been assaulted by three white men in the alley way of the 200 block of Iowa Avenue on April 30. Owens told police the attack happened between 10 and 11 p.m. Owens suffered several injuries, including broken teeth, during the fight.
Iowa City police began their investigation into Owens’ allegations on May 2. Investigators were able to interview multiple witnesses and used video surveillance footage to piece together what took place. . . .
Multiple witnesses told police Owens was worried about how he would explain his injuries to his family."
Easy virtue, come, easy virtue, go. Sorry Marcus, you really need to man up and take responsibility for your actions, not blame others. But in the end it all worked out, didn't it. I, for one think you are a very lucky boy. "No charges are expected to be filed, the police department said in a news release." False charges like this in racial matters are serious, and frankly need to be treated seriously. Charging you for the crime you committed, and recovering the costs of the police investigation would be warranted. You dodged a bullet here, learn from it.
Isn't there a fable about this? Some little boy or something, right?
Maddogswif is giving Maddog both face palm and roll eyes! Apparently, it is one of Aesop's fables. Thank God I have her around!
"There was once a young Shepherd Boy who tended his sheep at the foot of a mountain near a dark forest. It was rather lonely for him all day, so he thought upon a plan by which he could get a little company and some excitement. He rushed down towards the village calling out “Wolf, Wolf,” and the villagers came out to meet him, and some of them stopped with him for a considerable time. This pleased the boy so much that a few days afterwards he tried the same trick, and again the villagers came to his help. But shortly after this a Wolf actually did come out from the forest, and began to worry the sheep, and the boy of course cried out “Wolf, Wolf,” still louder than before. But this time the villagers, who had been fooled twice before, thought the boy was again deceiving them, and nobody stirred to come to his help. So the Wolf made a good meal off the boy’s flock, and when the boy complained, the wise man of the village said:
“A liar will not be believed, even when he speaks the truth.'"
These numbskulls would be greatly helped by a classical education, but they know so much they know more than any moldy dead white guys. (Yeah, I know we don't even know if he existed, let alone his race, but don't tell Marcus, it would blow his entire worldview.)
Oh, and Marcus, suck it!