Shirvell ordered to pay $4.5M in damages for slamming gay U-M student body president

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by leekohler, Aug 17, 2012.

  1. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Remember this idiot? Looks like he got what was coming to him.

    http://www.freep.com/article/201208...ew-Shirvell-university-michigan-blog-postings
     
  2. Grey Beard macrumors 65816

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    Good, there has to be limits to the harassment that is doled out by bigoted eunuchs of officaldom. I hope that he has that amount in his petty cash tin.

    KGB:cool:
     
  3. Andeavor macrumors 6502

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    Why do they think they can get away with that anymore?

    Get a ****ing hobby.
     
  4. leekohler thread starter macrumors G5

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    A state official harassing a college kid is beyond the pale.
     
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    The best part is he could have just apologized and made it all go away. But he was such a prick he kept fighting.
     
  6. vega07 macrumors 65816

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    That's a lot of money for a college student, even after legal fees, etc.

    Good for him.
     
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  8. leekohler thread starter macrumors G5

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    Yep- how easy that would have been. He stalked and harassed a college kid. All he had to do was say he was sorry. How pathetic.
     
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    And all Shirvell had to do was say he was sorry for stalking and harassing a college kid. He could have walked away.
     
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    And the sad part is...I'm sure no lesson will be learned from this. I'll bet this drives Shirvell even deeper into his gay-hatred beliefs. 'Cause now the courts are obviously in cahoots with the gays, you see.
     
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    Bigot official gets huge fine. Should be in the headlines every day until they get a clue.
     
  13. NewbieCanada macrumors 68030

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    Not much chance of collecting it from someone who's rendered himself unemployable for life.
     
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    Totally ridiculous award that should be thrown out in appeal.

    Get a grip America. This is why tort reform is mandatory if we are to survive as a nation.
     
  15. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    Of all the things that will bring down this country, this is not one of them.

    I do however, wonder how he is expected to come up with that money.
     
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    This is why I love court settlements like this - he doesn't have $4.5M and he never will. The kid will get nothing close to it.

    Totally awesome result, though. Shirvell is totally insane and as someone who had plenty of friends at UofM during the nonsense (or even now), it's good to see him get the book thrown at him.
     
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    Glad to see blatant harassment by public officials wasn't tolerated in this case.

    I do have to say the court systems need to stop with ridiculously high awards. As others have said Shirville won't be able to afford that.
     
  18. leekohler thread starter macrumors G5

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    Let me see if I have this right- you think it's Ok for a state official to stalk and harass a college student?
     
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    I think he doesn't agree with the award. He doesn't say anything about disagreeing with the judgment itself( or so I hope....).
     
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    FTFY. Am I wrong in remembering there was something a little suspicious-seeming about Shirvell's obsession with Armstrong? I mean, beyond the obvious speculation.
     
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    You can never know coming from him...
     
  22. quagmire macrumors 603

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    Hence why I said or so I hope. ;)
     
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    It may not change Shirvell, but it will make alot of other bigots think twice. And the institutions that employs them.
     
  25. radiogoober macrumors 6502a

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    So you agree with completely unfair judgement amounts as long as they "teach someone a lesson"?

    God, our country is ****ed.
     

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