Matt Morton - Investigation Summary

Discussion in 'Investigations' started by Bob Hubbard, Sep 27, 2009.

  1. Bob Hubbard

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    Mr. Morton was accused of various indiscretions and dishonest actions by members of Bullshido. An investigation by the USJA found him guilty of several actions and he was stripped of rank and suspended. As a result of this, he was banned from MartialTalk.

    This is a summary of the MartialTalk threads that concern this matter.

    USJA rules on Matthew Morton
    attention Matt Morton
    Clarification
    Hapkido retirement

    The Bullshido article is at http://www.bullshido.org/Matthew_Morton

    Prior to this, Mr. Morton was not a problem user, and should his status in the martial arts community improve he may petition for re-admittance once his USJA suspension is up.
     
  2. Omar B

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    I really don't want to get involved in the whole bullshido martialtalk dispute Bob. I have no issue with how you run your own ship here. And while I don't want this place to become that place, it seems to me a bit unfair to start a thread about a person who has no ability to respond to what is said about him. I get the whole debate over allowing someone who is a fraud to remain on a board or not. I really do. I just dont know how serious "investigations" here could be if the person discussed isnt allowed to communicate.

    Tough ethical and administrative decisions that are peculiar to this medium. I dont envy you the headaches this stuff probably causes you. Just putting in my hopefully constructive opinion.
     
  4. Bob Hubbard

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    This is just my making a public summary record of the whole mess in 1 spot should we need it later. I'll most likely move a few other threads in here over the next few weeks as I find them (here meaning the forum, not this thread).

    As to the other points, I'm in agreement with you.
     
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    Having read the article you linked to here, I'm wanting to do a little asking around myself.123
     

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