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Posted on 09/24/2004 4:42:53 PM PDT by Vob
GAINESVILLE A part-time Santa Fe Community College (SFCC) instructor was arrested last Thursday after a scuffle outside of the Alachua County Republican Party headquarters. David P. McCally, a part-time American history instructor at SFCC, was arrested and charged with hitting local GOP chairman Travis Horn.
The 55-year-old McCally walked into the GOP headquarters on Main Street in Gainesville where he punched and knocked down a life-size cardboard cutout of President George W. Bush, according to Horn. Horn said McCally began screaming expletives as he left the GOP office and entered a nearby restaurant. But moments later, Horn said McCally came back outside of the restaurant and sucker-punched me.
According to a police report filed by the Gainesville Police Department, Horn then struck the six-foot three-inch, 250 pound McCally several times in an effort to get way from him. GPD officers apparently witnessed the incident between Horn and McCally. In the report, officers wrote they observed McCally throw what we later learned was the first punch. According to police, others witnessed the incident as well.
McCally was arrested and transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. McCally was later released from the hospital and officers booked him into jail at about 2 a.m. Friday morning. He was later released following a first appearance.
Horn said McCallys punch left him with a busted lip and what he thought were bruised ribs. When he blindsided me with that punch, it knocked me back, Horn said, Im glad it was me that got hit and not one of our volunteers.
SFCC spokesman Larry Keen said McCally had been placed on suspension with pay from the classroom pending a thorough fact-finding investigation.
Obviously, our first goal is the welfare of our students, Keen said Wednesday afternoon. Meanwhile, the investigation is ongoing and Keen wouldnt comment on the possible termination of McCally but did say a conviction of the filed charges would carry a great amount of weight in the colleges final decision.
McCally could not be reached for comment Wednesday afternoon.
Does this qualify as a Hate Crime?
He must have just looked at the latest poll numbers. Poor guy....
Peace, love and tolerance!
The ever tolerant and peace loving left wing cog.
Good. Hope the NM media picks up on it. We certainly can carry it this time around. Heck, we might have last time if you take out dead indians.
LOL. Sounds like a win-win situation.
Hmmmmm. Academia rears its pointy little liberal head again.
This worthless shiiit better be glad he didn't take a swing at me. I'd have shot him dead on the spot - and with him at 6'3" and 250 lbs, any jury in this country (except maybe NY or California) would have looked at me and called it self-defence.
It starts. Anybody else want to place bets on how much rioting we get when Bush wins?
Heck, they'll do it after their basketball team WINS... 8^>
Does this qualify as a Hate Crime?
Discrmination based on political orientation is not a crime. Rats are all for rights as long as it doesn't make them mad.
What is this guy doing out of jail anyway? :)
Stupid lib. Hits a 6' 3" 250 pounder.
No, it's not a hate-crime unless he punches a Democrat, "minority", or homo.
Obviously not, if you hired that commie liberal psycho in the first place.
Oh! Florida is even better.
Hope we take'em both.
Read again. The democrat bully was the 6'3" 1/8 of a tonner.
Insert standard obligitory comment about publik skoolz.
re-read. The attacker is 250lbs and 6' 3"
He's got class! I like him already.
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