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Thread: Did this racist deserve to get punched?

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    Re: Did this racist deserve to get punched?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Yes. But not because he was yelling.You go around shoving people its basically like throwing the first punch.
    He is lucky the other guy didn't continue on him when he was down. He just let one fly and let is go at that. In a real street fight the next thing would have been ground and pound.
    In his condition on his back the other guy could have just pulverized him. He lucked out.

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    Re: Did this racist deserve to get punched?

    Quote Originally Posted by DifferentDrummr View Post
    Watch the video and judge for yourselves.

    I don't know the laws in England in this regard, but the gentleman invaded the space of the very quiet and controlled black youth, was asked not to get so close, and then shoved the black youth. The gentleman absolutely deserved to have his assault responded to in kind. Up until that point, it was just words and the expression of opinion which warrants no violence or physical harm. The ranter crossed the line and paid the price. If it goes to court, and I was on a jury, I'd applaud the black youth for his control and his ability to defend himself but only when necessary.
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    Re: Did this racist deserve to get punched?

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    First, all the participants in this tawdry street shouting match acted as common as dirt. Second, if you push somebody, be ready to be socked in return.
    I didn't see anything in the video that suggested to me the young black man "acted as common as dirt". Can you point out why you feel that way?
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    Re: Did this racist deserve to get punched?

    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeAndMirrors View Post
    The whole thing is exhausting to watch. Drunk people yelling at each other.

    That said, if you're being a racist dumbass and then you shove someone you've been ranting about, you shouldn't be surprised if you get punched. What, did he think the guy was just going to let it happen? He might also have been wise to consider he was picking on someone younger and probably stronger than him.



    Yup. But for context's sake, it's worth noting that it isn't anywhere near as severe of a swear word in the UK as it is here. It can even be used positively (that's how I heard it more than half the time, in fact).
    When you get to London, straighten these guys out will you!!
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    Re: Did this racist deserve to get punched?

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    Sadly, I do. I am very, very sorry that it was my generation that "popularized" the f-bomb. I don't think anybody ever dreamed that it would contribute so much to the coarsening of society the way it has.
    I'm sure that the f-bomb was popular long before your generation - the major taboo was against using it in the company of the opposite sex.
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    Re: Did this racist deserve to get punched?

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    When you get to London, straighten these guys out will you!!
    Hah, I'll try. I find they usually do a pretty good job though. I have a feeling I know what happened here: he was probably some street ranter from one of the "nationalist" parties, most likely from a smaller city somewhere below the Thames (the sky isn't orange enough for it to be London proper, but their accents sound distinctly southern). Most of these idiots are further north, but every now and then one of the mouth-breathers makes it down south.

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    Re: Did this racist deserve to get punched?

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    I didn't see anything in the video that suggested to me the young black man "acted as common as dirt". Can you point out why you feel that way?
    As today seems to be a day to pick nits, I should have qualified my statement to exclude the young man who threw the punch. I didn't see him participating in the shouting match until he was approached and shoved.

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    Re: Did this racist deserve to get punched?

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    As today seems to be a day to pick nits, I should have qualified my statement to exclude the young man who threw the punch. I didn't see him participating in the shouting match until he was approached and shoved.
    I wasn't nit picking - I wondered if I'd missed something - I just didn't want the black youth, who seemed to me to be the only adult there, to get painted with the same brush as the other louts.
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    Re: Did this racist deserve to get punched?

    Dood walked up, assaulted the man, man knocked his ass down. How is there any question about this?

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    Re: Did this racist deserve to get punched?

    Another badly worded poll on the forum. No, he did not "deserve" to be punched because his statements were racist. Yes, because he initiated physical contact.

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