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!
61 ( +1 | -1 ) TO CHESS COMRADE CHRIS21ITS 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!
81 ( +1 | -1 ) THE REAL PROBLEMARE 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!
202 ( +1 | -1 ) true storyI 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.
10 ( +1 | -1 ) I read his account at www.bobbyfischer.net