Mark Wahlberg "Mahhky Mahhk"

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  1. I agree
  2. What a DB!
  3. 1 of Mark Wahlberg's victims says he shouldn't be pardoned

    A victim of one of Mark Wahlberg's racially motivated attacks as a teenage delinquent in segregated Boston in the 1980s insists he shouldn't be granted a pardon for his crimes.
    Kristyn Atwood was among a group of mostly black fourth-grade students on a field trip to the beach in 1986 when Wahlberg and his white friends began hurling rocks and shouting racial epithets as they chased them down the street.
    "I don't think he should get a pardon," Atwood, now 38 and living in Decatur, Georgia, said in an interview with The Associated Press.
    "I don't really care who he is. It doesn't make him any exception. If you're a racist, you're always going to be a racist. And for him to want to erase it I just think it's wrong," she said.
    Mary Belmonte, the white teacher who brought the students to the neighborhood beach that day, sees things differently. "I believe in forgiveness," she said. "He was just a young kid — a punk — in the mean streets of Boston. He didn't do it specifically because he was a bad kid. He was just a follower doing what the other kids were doing."
    The 43-year-old former rapper, Calvin Klein model and "Boogie Nights" actor wants official forgiveness for a separate, more severe attack in 1988, in which he assaulted two Vietnamese men while trying to steal beer. That attack sent one of the men to the hospital and landed Wahlberg in prison.
    Wahlberg, in a pardon application filed in November and pending before the state parole board, acknowledges he was a teenage delinquent mixed up in drugs, alcohol and the wrong crowd. He points to his ensuing successful acting career, restaurant ventures and philanthropic work with troubled youths as evidence he's turned his life around.
    "I have apologized, many times," he told the AP in December. "The first opportunity I had to apologize was right there in court when all the dust had settled and I was getting shackled and taken away, and making sure I paid my debt to society and continue to try and do things that make up for the mistakes that I've made."
    Court documents in the 1986 attack identify Wahlberg among a group of white boys who harassed the school group as they were leaving Savin Hill Beach in Dorchester, a mixed but segregated Boston neighborhood that had seen racial tensions during the years the city was under court-ordered school integration.
    The boys chased the black children down the street, hurling rocks and racial epithets including "Kill the n-----s!" until an ambulance driver intervened. Wahlberg was 15 at the time.
    Atwood still bears a scar from getting hit by a rock. No one was seriously injured, but the attack left other invisible — and indelible — scars.
    "I was really scared. My heart was beating fast. I couldn't believe it was happening. The names. The rocks. The kids chasing," Belmonte told the AP.
    Wahlberg and two other white youths were issued a civil rights injunction: essentially a stern warning that if they committed another hate crime, they would be sent to jail.
    In 1988, Wahlberg, then 16, attacked two Vietnamese men while trying to steal beer near his Dorchester home.
    According to the sentencing memorandum, he confronted Thanh Lam, a Vietnamese immigrant, as he was getting out of his car with two cases of beer. Wahlberg called Lam a "Vietnam f------ s---" and beat him over the head with a 5-foot wooden stick until Lam lost consciousness and the rod broke in two.
    Documents say Wahlberg ran up to another Vietnamese man, Hoa Trinh, and asked for help hiding. After a police cruiser drove past, he punched Trinh in the eye. Later, he made crude remarks about "slant-eyed gooks."
    Wahlberg ultimately was convicted of assault and battery, marijuana possession and criminal contempt for violating the prior civil rights injunction. Trinh declined to be interviewed by AP, and efforts to locate Lam were unsuccessful.
    Judith Beals, a former state prosecutor involved in the cases, said Wahlberg's crimes stand out because he violated the injunction with an even more violent attack on people of yet another race.
    "It was a hate crime and that's exactly what should be on his record forever," Atwood said.
    AP reporters Johnny Clark in Atlanta, Steve LeBlanc in Boston and John Carucci in New York contributed to this report.
    [​IMG] [​IMG] Mary Belmonte reviews newspaper clippings she had collected about Mark Wahlberg at her home in Westwood, Mass. Belmonte, a retired teacher, spoke about a 1986 incid…
  4. Good article. This is the other side of the coin...the mark he left on his victims. I agree with her..she's forgiven the act. But the record of what he did to her and the others needs to remain.
  5. He is totally a DB and any amount of money and success he has now does not erase what he did to these victims. His racist antics may be pardoned away but the emotional scars the victims carried cannot. For those victims who have forgiven him, they are truly better people than I. What Mark can do for society and redeem himself in the eyes of his victims is to raise his kids not to be the racist thug that their father was/is.
  6. Has anyone been to his restaurant? I wanna go but i don't want to support him in any way. The tater tots just look so good though:drool:
  7. In his petition, Wahlberg claims he's been foreclosed from obtaining a concessionaire license and working with law enforcement to help at-risk children because of his criminal record.

    "The more complex answer is that receiving a pardon would be a formal recognition that I am not the same person that I was on the night of April 8, 1988,"Wahlberg wrote in the petition. "It would be formal recognition that someone like me can receive official public redemption if he devotes himself to personal improvement and a life of good works."

    My first thought why does he really want it erased.

    Mark Wahlberg goes in for the hug with Tom Brady while celebrating the New England Patriots’ Super Bowl win on the field at the University of Phoenix Stadium on Sunday night (February 1) in Glendale, Ariz.

    The 43-year-old actor and Tom, 37, played a big part in the commercials this year with an awesome teaser for their movie Ted 2.

    While leaving the game, Mark was captured on video making a fan’s night by taking a photo with him in the parking lot and even giving him his Super Bowl hat and shirt!
  9. And he needs to be pardoned because his life is so bad w/o one?
  10. No pardon. He should be thankful he's not in jail and gets back door pass to the super bowl.
    Narcissistic thug.
    Hey how come he didn't go to his brother's wedding?
  11. Omg I had no idea he committed all those horrible! :sad:

    Mark Wahlberg‘s muscles are bulging through his shirt while leaving The Italian Barrel restaurant on Monday (February 2) in New Orleans, La.

    The 43-year-old actor was at the Super Bowl over the weekend to support his buddy Tom Brady and the New England Patriots, and his new Ted 2 commercial featuring Tom also premiered during the game.

    In the 24 hours that passed after the trailer aired, it was viewed more than 31.7 million times via its Facebook and YouTube pages, which was more than any other movie that aired a commercial during the game, according to Deadline.

    We’re pretty sure having the game’s MVP in the ad sure helped a lot!

  13. Yuck.
  14. Sigh...