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  •  I hadn't really paid much attention... (0+ / 0-)

    to this but just watched the video. The guy is obviously either making up entirely or at the very least exaggerating. Who is the first guy that goes tumbling into the street? Is that the SEIU guy who comes up rubbing his shoulder a little later in the video? You can see Mr. Gladney being pulled down by the tall white guy in the SEIU shirt. It looks like he grabbed his arm, lost his balance, and pulled Mr. Gladney down with him. Mr. Gladney jumps right back up and there are only a few seconds after that where you can't see him in frame before the police show up. Certainly not enough time for him to suffer the injuries he claims. Doesn't he claim three men beat and kicked him? When? He was on the ground for about two seconds and then walking around after that. But if anybody knows the story of the first guy in the street, that's what seems to start it, please tell me.

    •  Frame-by-Frame Analysis (5+ / 0-)

      It looks like the black SEIU guy got mad at Gladney who was selling "Don't tread on me" flags, SEIU guy hits his hand (so said Gladney himself, at 0:42), they get into a bit of a fight, both fall to the ground, and the recording starts.

      I downloaded the video off Youtube and watched it using a player which is easier to rewind. I noticed some interesting comments there. I also made a frame-by-frame analysis to see who was who in the tumult.

      I extracted each frame of the video, and put them in my own "player", written in HTML and Javascript.

      Download the archive, extract it somewhere, and open viewer.htm. It's not a virus, I promise.

      I don't have anywhere to host it, but if someone wants to put it as HTML and images online, you're welcome to do so.

      For one thing, Gladney's claims to have been kicked in the head, etc, is bogus. He even says in the video to the black SEIU man (0:42) "Why did you hit me... why did you hit my hands? Did I bother you?"

      In a Fox News interview he also said he was giving his wares away, but in this video he said he's selling them (1:25 to the cameraman: " I don't know, I was standing here, you saw me, I was standing here selling my, um, flags."). I guess he decided to give them away afterwards?

    •  And then he was pulled out of the bank lobby and (3+ / 0-)
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      someone carved a backward S for SEIU into his face...oh, never mind.

      The future is what we decide it is going to be.

      by Ann T Bush on Sun Aug 09, 2009 at 04:36:51 PM PDT

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