Another example of the lovely effects of alcohol. LEGAL ALCOHOL. It's not only legal, it's socially so acceptable that it's become almost expected. Downtown has become a mess with all of the people who now have to stand outside to smoke - the bar patrons are now outside for the most part - WITH THEIR DRINKS - and it's made walking around at night even more dangerous than it ever was. Groups of people drunk - standing outside - just asking for incidents like this to occur. SOMETHING HAS TO BE DONE!!!
Sadly we've seen many such cases just like this in Missoula before, and I think we'll see them again. Montanans have a problem with alcohol.
This is truly an example of bad things happening to good people. Rusty is a very caring, dedicated person who must have been in the wrong place at the wrong time. Thankfully, Rusty has the youthful strength and positive attitude to recover from the hideous attack.
The truly sad back story for our community & Russ Talmo's unfortunate assault. Thank you Jessica Mayrer for this piece. I think moving forward with the healing process starts with raising community awareness of senseless violence around Missoula and helping raise support for crime victims like Russ. Please pitch in if you can:
My God! I hope this guy is going to be ok and the cowardly jerk that did this crime gets caught. We just don’t need this sort of trash running around Missoula.
Thanks goes out to Blake Nicolazzo for putting out the word on the fund set up to help Russ in his recovery. I’m going to give.
did anyone get any description of the attacker?
Thank you Jessica and the Indy for bringing this story to the Missoula community
God, I hope find the bastard who did this and put him away for a long time.
Whether or not "knockout" was a phenomenon before all the media attention, it is one now and susceptible sociopaths will take it up. Tragic events follow - how to avert them? Better to shun the whole idea or to create a counter-narrative?
The same thing happened to me a couple of years ago: a random, unprovoked assault - downtown. I won't go anywhere alone anymore after dark.
There is a fund set up to help Russ in his recovery:
Could it be the area construction and the Urban Renewal Tax District did the business in? It was nice to have movies shown in that part of town.
The club has moved to 1500 W Broadway
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