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Sound Off: Did Marine Hopeful Joseph Pryor Deserve a Second Chance?


Viral media from a Donald Trump rally in Louisville, KY prominently featured images of a young man screaming at non-white attendees. That guy was Joseph Pryor, who posted the above image as his Facebook cover photo and was promptly kicked out of the Marine Corps Delayed Entry Program.

Here's the statement from theMarine Corps Recruiting Station in Louisville:

 Joseph Pryor demonstrated poor judgment in his use of social media that associates him with a racially charged altercation at a political rally. Hatred toward any group of individuals is not tolerated in the Marine Corps and he is being discharged from our delayed entry program effective yesterday.
Here's what Pryor posted on his Facebook page:


And here's a news report from Louisville TV station WAVE:


Was the Marine Corps right to deny Pryor's enlistment? Did the Marines blow a chance to teach him how to behave? Or do you think this move is an attack on free speech? Sound off!


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