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http://www.herald-dispatch.com/news/briefs/x370452451/MU-running-back-arrested-in-beating

HUNTINGTON – Marshall University dismissed running back Steward Butler midafternoon Wednesday, hours after his arrest in connection with the beating of two homosexual men.

Butler, 23, originally of Florida, stands charged with two counts misdemeanor battery. He turned himself in Wednesday morning to the Huntington Police Department and declined comment afterwards when questioned by reporters at arraignment.

The charges stem from the April 5 beating of two men, moments after they kissed at 5th Avenue and 9th Street in Huntington.

Athletic director Mike Hamrick announced Butler’s dismissal via Twitter just before 3:30 p.m. He called it the decision of himself and head coach Doc Holliday.

Their announcement followed a strongly-worded statement of the university’s interim president, Gary C. White. He vowed a swift and appropriate response within the institution’s student conduct system and student rights and responsibilities code.


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Good. I hope he spends a lot of time in community service, receives counselling and monitoring and gets himself on a new path.

Sadly, I know he'll probably get sent to prison where the messed up environment will just reinforce his bigotry and hated.


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2011: Realized we needed to evaluate our status as friends when we realized we were talking about raising children together.

2011/2012: Decided we were a couple sometime in, but no possibility of being together due to being same sex couple.

June 26, 2013: DOMA overturned. American married couples ALL have the same federal rights at last! We can be a family!

June-September, 2013: Discussion about being together begins.

November 13, 2013: Meet in person to see if this could work. It's perfect. We plan to elope to Boston, MA.

March 13, 2014 Married!

May 9, 2014: Petition mailed to USCIS

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November 18, 2014: NVC receives our case (22 days after NOA2)

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December 19, 2014: Receive AOS bill, DS-261. Submit DS-261 (52 days after NOA2)

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January 11, 2015: Send AOS package and Civil Documents
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This is his first offense. He should be looking at community service. Let's hope for the best...


“Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated.” – Coretta Scott King

"Oppressive language does more than represent violence; it is violence; does more than represent the limits of knowledge; it limits knowledge." -Toni Morrison

He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Good. I hope he spends a lot of time in community service, receives counselling and monitoring and gets himself on a new path.

Sadly, I know he'll probably get sent to prison where the messed up environment will just reinforce his bigotry and hated.

Of course he won't. We know the U.S. does not believe in rehabilitating people.

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Of course he won't. We know the U.S. does not believe in rehabilitating people.

We do if they're rich...


“Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated.” – Coretta Scott King

"Oppressive language does more than represent violence; it is violence; does more than represent the limits of knowledge; it limits knowledge." -Toni Morrison

He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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We do if they're rich...

We aren't talking about Lindsay Lohan, Mark Whalberg, R Kelley....

This kid has less than 0.99% chances now for his stupid decision of the day. And I do not feel sorry for him. You should never put your hands on someone.

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We aren't talking about Lindsay Lohan, Mark Whalberg, R Kelley....

This kid has less than 0.99% chances now for his stupid decision of the day. And I do not feel sorry for him. You should never put your hands on someone.

You shouldn't, but he can still be taught the errors of his ways, if caught early enough.

Mark Walberg was a stark racist back in the day, even more violent than this kid, look where he is now. Don't know what changed him, if at all, but most people deserve a second change.


“Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated.” – Coretta Scott King

"Oppressive language does more than represent violence; it is violence; does more than represent the limits of knowledge; it limits knowledge." -Toni Morrison

He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

President-Obama-jpg.jpg

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I wish second chances were a thing. Make the punishment suit the crime. Put this kid on house arrest, only let him out to do community service helping victims of violence in some way and to go to a job. Give him extensive counselling. Once all that was done, he might get out better.

But he won't because America doesn't care about second chances. America cares about punishing. This kid won't ever get a second chance. His life is over and he'll never have a chance to learn better because all he's going to know for the rest of his life is violence. It's sad.


Met in 2010 on a forum for a mutual interest. Became friends.
2011: Realized we needed to evaluate our status as friends when we realized we were talking about raising children together.

2011/2012: Decided we were a couple sometime in, but no possibility of being together due to being same sex couple.

June 26, 2013: DOMA overturned. American married couples ALL have the same federal rights at last! We can be a family!

June-September, 2013: Discussion about being together begins.

November 13, 2013: Meet in person to see if this could work. It's perfect. We plan to elope to Boston, MA.

March 13, 2014 Married!

May 9, 2014: Petition mailed to USCIS

May 12, 2014: NOA1.
October 27, 2014: NOA2. (5 months, 2 weeks, 1 day after NOA1)
October 31, 2014: USCIS ships file to NVC (five days after NOA2) Happy Halloween for us!

November 18, 2014: NVC receives our case (22 days after NOA2)

December 17, 2014: NVC generates case number (50 days after NOA2)

December 19, 2014: Receive AOS bill, DS-261. Submit DS-261 (52 days after NOA2)

December 20, 2014: Pay AOS Fee

January 7, 2015: Receive, pay IV Fee

January 10, 2015: Complete DS-260

January 11, 2015: Send AOS package and Civil Documents
March 23, 2015: Case Complete at NVC. (70 days from when they received docs to CC)

May 6, 2015: Interview at Montréal APPROVED!

May 11, 2015: Visa in hand! One year less one day from NOA1.

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Yea…..let the guy off or let him spend some time in his house. That will teach him :rofl:

It is amazing considering that this man has a history of getting in trouble with the law. He was arrested at least five times previously.

Star athletes are always given special treatment.

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Yea…..let the guy off or let him spend some time in his house. That will teach him :rofl:

It is amazing considering that this man has a history of getting in trouble with the law. He was arrested at least five times previously.

Star athletes are always given special treatment.

I'm not saying let him off. I'm saying actually do things that would result in him having the potential to become a functioning member of society rather than putting him in a prison cell so that when he gets out, he'll definitely reoffend.

There need to be options OTHER than prison and OTHER than just arresting people and releasing them. Right now it goes 'you get arrested either you go to prison OR you get released' in most cases and that fails society and the offender, both.


Met in 2010 on a forum for a mutual interest. Became friends.
2011: Realized we needed to evaluate our status as friends when we realized we were talking about raising children together.

2011/2012: Decided we were a couple sometime in, but no possibility of being together due to being same sex couple.

June 26, 2013: DOMA overturned. American married couples ALL have the same federal rights at last! We can be a family!

June-September, 2013: Discussion about being together begins.

November 13, 2013: Meet in person to see if this could work. It's perfect. We plan to elope to Boston, MA.

March 13, 2014 Married!

May 9, 2014: Petition mailed to USCIS

May 12, 2014: NOA1.
October 27, 2014: NOA2. (5 months, 2 weeks, 1 day after NOA1)
October 31, 2014: USCIS ships file to NVC (five days after NOA2) Happy Halloween for us!

November 18, 2014: NVC receives our case (22 days after NOA2)

December 17, 2014: NVC generates case number (50 days after NOA2)

December 19, 2014: Receive AOS bill, DS-261. Submit DS-261 (52 days after NOA2)

December 20, 2014: Pay AOS Fee

January 7, 2015: Receive, pay IV Fee

January 10, 2015: Complete DS-260

January 11, 2015: Send AOS package and Civil Documents
March 23, 2015: Case Complete at NVC. (70 days from when they received docs to CC)

May 6, 2015: Interview at Montréal APPROVED!

May 11, 2015: Visa in hand! One year less one day from NOA1.

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Extensive counseling :rofl: He would laugh at that more than I am.

How about we just make it legal to go punch homosexuals in the face? That way everyone is happy and no one goes to prison for innocent mistakes. I am sure they will forgive him. Poor guy. It is difficult to understand that beating someone up is a crime. Pat him on the back, make him apologize and all will be good.Skip off into the sunset :dancing:

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Did you miss the part where I said community service helping victims of violence?

Giving someone consequences that benefit the society as a whole and force them to face what their actions have actually done and meant is FAR more effective than throwing someone into a prison with a boatload of other violent offenders so they can elevate their hatred and anger and violence.

Or do you think that prison, as it currently exists in America, actually does ANYTHING AT ALL to reform the majority or even a significant minority of people who end up there?


Met in 2010 on a forum for a mutual interest. Became friends.
2011: Realized we needed to evaluate our status as friends when we realized we were talking about raising children together.

2011/2012: Decided we were a couple sometime in, but no possibility of being together due to being same sex couple.

June 26, 2013: DOMA overturned. American married couples ALL have the same federal rights at last! We can be a family!

June-September, 2013: Discussion about being together begins.

November 13, 2013: Meet in person to see if this could work. It's perfect. We plan to elope to Boston, MA.

March 13, 2014 Married!

May 9, 2014: Petition mailed to USCIS

May 12, 2014: NOA1.
October 27, 2014: NOA2. (5 months, 2 weeks, 1 day after NOA1)
October 31, 2014: USCIS ships file to NVC (five days after NOA2) Happy Halloween for us!

November 18, 2014: NVC receives our case (22 days after NOA2)

December 17, 2014: NVC generates case number (50 days after NOA2)

December 19, 2014: Receive AOS bill, DS-261. Submit DS-261 (52 days after NOA2)

December 20, 2014: Pay AOS Fee

January 7, 2015: Receive, pay IV Fee

January 10, 2015: Complete DS-260

January 11, 2015: Send AOS package and Civil Documents
March 23, 2015: Case Complete at NVC. (70 days from when they received docs to CC)

May 6, 2015: Interview at Montréal APPROVED!

May 11, 2015: Visa in hand! One year less one day from NOA1.

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Yea…..let the guy off or let him spend some time in his house. That will teach him :rofl:

It is amazing considering that this man has a history of getting in trouble with the law. He was arrested at least five times previously.

Star athletes are always given special treatment.

NVM

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“Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated.” – Coretta Scott King

"Oppressive language does more than represent violence; it is violence; does more than represent the limits of knowledge; it limits knowledge." -Toni Morrison

He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

President-Obama-jpg.jpg

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Yea…..let the guy off or let him spend some time in his house. That will teach him :rofl:

It is amazing considering that this man has a history of getting in trouble with the law. He was arrested at least five times previously.

Star athletes are always given special treatment.

Any information on the previous five arrests? I can find three previous arrests for marijuana possession--a non-violent crime that hurts no one.


Met in 2010 on a forum for a mutual interest. Became friends.
2011: Realized we needed to evaluate our status as friends when we realized we were talking about raising children together.

2011/2012: Decided we were a couple sometime in, but no possibility of being together due to being same sex couple.

June 26, 2013: DOMA overturned. American married couples ALL have the same federal rights at last! We can be a family!

June-September, 2013: Discussion about being together begins.

November 13, 2013: Meet in person to see if this could work. It's perfect. We plan to elope to Boston, MA.

March 13, 2014 Married!

May 9, 2014: Petition mailed to USCIS

May 12, 2014: NOA1.
October 27, 2014: NOA2. (5 months, 2 weeks, 1 day after NOA1)
October 31, 2014: USCIS ships file to NVC (five days after NOA2) Happy Halloween for us!

November 18, 2014: NVC receives our case (22 days after NOA2)

December 17, 2014: NVC generates case number (50 days after NOA2)

December 19, 2014: Receive AOS bill, DS-261. Submit DS-261 (52 days after NOA2)

December 20, 2014: Pay AOS Fee

January 7, 2015: Receive, pay IV Fee

January 10, 2015: Complete DS-260

January 11, 2015: Send AOS package and Civil Documents
March 23, 2015: Case Complete at NVC. (70 days from when they received docs to CC)

May 6, 2015: Interview at Montréal APPROVED!

May 11, 2015: Visa in hand! One year less one day from NOA1.

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