Judge Judy, after having chewed him up and crapped him out as described above, would proceed to tie him down to a train track and run him over with a locomotive for this lie: PM verbally involved himself in the altercation at 1:56 in the video.Judge: And why did you involved yourself in this verbal altercation?
PM: I didnt he approcahed us
This is schoolyard logic, and it tends to work poorly in the real, adult world.Judge: And when he approached you and pushed you why didn't you walk away then?
PM: you want me to turn my back on somebody that just assaulted and attack me that doesnt seem safe or smart
Except that without visual injuries, it supports the idea that the racist's attack was not especially serious, and that the punch (especially in the context that PM was never required to be involved in the altercation) was completely disproportionate to the racist's very real, very visible injuries.Judge: Defending yourself? Do you have any pictures of injuries?
PM: visual injuries arent needed for an assault to take place, countless cases tell you that, judge Judy should know better
Sure, it depends, but I would bet that any cop that comes in here would tell you that in the vast majority of fights they have to break up, it's a case of both parties escalating, whereas if one just walked away most of those fights would have never happened. Consider this: why are there some people who've managed to go their entire lives without being in a fight, but you know this one guy who's always in a fight, and it's always the "other guy" who started it? Clearly, the former group of people don't choose to engage in or escalate fights, while the latter is at least happy to escalate them if not start them.2.) that would be a subject moral and ethical decision that i may or may not agree with and would be circumstantial
Well sure, I was making the point that the first push doesn't constitute a get-out-of-jail card for whaling on the pusher as much as you like. And keep in mind all of this is in the context of being able to remove yourself from the conflict at all stages of the event. I can't stress that enough.3.) legally this is sound
4.) they would arrest me for become the aggressor and going past the point of defending myself completely different than one push then one punch