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chris21 50 ( +1 | -1 )
Fischer beaten or not beaten? I know this isn't new news to most people here at gameknot, especially the players who know a lot about Fischer such as edmaster, but I have for the first time read Bobby fischers account of how he was beaten by police men and treated like dirt by them while in custardy for something he did not do!

I think I remember people at gameknot saying he made it all up or something like that, but I can't remember for sure. Is it supposed to be true? If it is then I think the offending police officers should be hung!
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tulkos 16 ( +1 | -1 )
Hung? That seems a little overdone--- And what good does it do fischer? a better idea I think would be for them to have to pay damages and beg his pardon!
parrvert 8 ( +1 | -1 )
Hmmm Police beating up an innocent civilian, believable.
Bobby Fischer, believable?
mettlesome 9 ( +1 | -1 )
Oh dear... O dear, I think I can see where this thread's going.....where's Edmaster...?

Mettlesome
rafaelluiz 18 ( +1 | -1 )
I think... he was beaten because one policeman said that he appeared with one bank theft (hehehehe).

But he deserved that. He robbed many games of his oponents(hehehee).

Rafael
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chris21 8 ( +1 | -1 )
I didn't mean literally hung! But very harshley punished, it was disgusting!
triangulator 12 ( +1 | -1 )
EDMASTER where are you?? are you ssaying they treated himn like dirt because he was( is) the worlds best chess player?
edmaster 61 ( +1 | -1 )
TO CHESS COMRADE CHRIS21 ITS TRUE HE WAS BEATEN UP LETS PUT IT THIS WAY HE WAS TORTURED BY POLICE OFFICERS AND THEY SHOULD GO TO JAIL AS AN EXAMPLE TO ALL POLICE OFFICERS TO KEEP THERE HANDS TO THEMSELVES AND LIVE AMERICAN CIVILIANS ALONE!THE REAL REASON WHY THEY EVEN APPROACHED HIM WAS THAT HE LOOKED LIKE A HOMELESS GUY WALKING DOWN THE STREET!THE HOMELESS PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY ARE TREATED BY THE COPS ON THE STREETS LIKE DIRT!THEY KNOW THEY CAN GET AWAY WITH SUCH BEHAVIOR BECAUSE OF THERE ECONOMIC DISADVANTAGE!AND TO DO SUCH APPALLING WICKED ACTS AGAINST THE POOR IS DOWNRIGHT EVIL!
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edmaster 81 ( +1 | -1 )
THE REAL PROBLEM ARE THE SELFISH UNHAPPY MIDDLECLASS AND THE RULING CLASS WHO HAVE THERE DIRTY HANDS INTO EVERY POLICY IN AMERICA!THE LEGAL SYSTEM HAS BEEN BOUGHT OFF!THE MIDDLECLASS HAS BEEN BOUGHT!THERE ARE NO DECENT RULE OF LAW!YOUR A NUMBER CREATED BY A IMPERSONAL LEGAL SYSTEM RUNNED BY AN ELITE GROUP WHO CALL THE SHOTS TO PRESERVE THERE POSITIONS OF POWER BY CLAIMING TO SERVE THE PEOPLE!
THE LAWS OF AMERICA ARE UNJUST!AND THEY HAVE BEEN UNJUST SINCE THE FOREFOUNDING FATHERS SET IT UP!THERE ARE SO MANY CONTRADICTIONS ITS JUST A JOKE!EXAMPLE
A FACT GEORGE WASHINGTON AHILE SIGNING THE
DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE THAT SAID"ALL MEN ARE EQUAL IN THE EYES OF THE CREATOR(GOD)"RIGHT!HE HAD SLAVES THAT MADE HIM WEALTHY!HE FREED THEM WHEN HE DIED!THEY WERE NOT OF NO USE TO HIM ANYMORE!
certainratio 202 ( +1 | -1 )
true story I read letters that Fischer hhimself wrote
describing the account, and I must say they
were very believable. I find it hard to believe
that he could have made them up.
You might be able to do an internet search to
try to find these letters. They are posted at
some fischer tribute page that also has all of
his games.

Here are some of the details I remember:

Fischer was apprehended on the street as he
was walking. The police probably didn't like
how he looked. They detained him and asked
him questions like "What is your name?" "What
is your profession?" When Fischer told them
he was the world chess champion (even though
I think this was after he forfeitted the title),
that's when the cops started giving him a hard
time. They brought him to jail for no reason
(except maybe they thought he was homeless because
Fischer couldn't remember his own address, but
he could point to the building where he lived
down the street) and they treated him very badly,
like forcing him to lie in his jail cell naked
with no blankets. He was cold and he unzipped
his mattress to get inside. Later, they kept
him in jail longer (or maybe fined him) for
destroying the mattress, even though he did not
destroy it. They played mental games with him.
What struck me as the most heart-wrenching part
of the story was that Fischer always told the
truth, about who he was, what he was doing, about
the mattress, everything..., but the cops kept
telling lies. Fischer seemed quite inflamed on
that point, calling the cops liars. He gave
the cops' names in the letter, and the location
of the building where he was kept. And dates
too. All very real sounding. He may have
mentioned the cops hitting him (or maybe even
beating him), but honestly I can't recall if he
claimed this or not in his letter. But the
humiliation and his utter loss of freedom and
rights for 2-5 days was much worse than a physical
beating anyway.
chris21 10 ( +1 | -1 )
I read his account at www.bobbyfischer.net