posted on Sep, 25 2014 @ 09:41 AM
Maybe I grew up differently than most people. I have a hard time seeing Rice as Mr. Superabuser. Did he hit her way too hard ? Yes - dangerously hard,
and that's the only problem I have with this. She clearly was the aggressor and hit him first. When this happens, it is almost always a pattern in
the relationship. The popular video that has been run was edited. You don't see her hit him first, and you don't see her spit on him like you do on
the the full video.
So he hit her way too hard - no question, but given that he did that, and she hit him first, then what is the message here for prosecuting/persecuting
him ? You can defend yourself as long as you don't over do it ? Just hit her less hard ? Allow her to act that way ? Have her arrested because she
hit him ( he would be ridiculed for many years by all kinds of people for doing that) ? Tell her thank you ma'am, may I have another ? Don't agree ?
Well, it's obvious from the unedited tape, that if he had not struck her back, she could certainly have been arrested if there had been law
The clear message here is dangerous IMO. You can hit a man first and spit on him, and if he retaliates, he will be arrested. Once he's arrested, the
cards are stacked against him legally. Why ?. 1) Because it has already been inferred by current attitudes that since you never hit a woman, you're
automatically at fault. 2) A great deal of these get prosecuted with the assistance of Federal Grant money. If it's FREE to prosecute this case in
it's jurisdiction, go after every offender, since even deferred adjudication will be paid for. Those men will have that on their record forever,
since it NEVER goes away. He will forfeit his right to own a firearm for the rest of his life, but it's great to go after all of these men because it
doesn't cost the jurisdiction any money. In the absence of a video tape, as in most cases, if both people claim the other one struck them first, the
police will take the man to jail. Oh, wait a minute, he can prove it in court. Not likely, when she can decline to be involved in the prosecution, and
the District Attorney's office will prosecute it anyway. Heck, might as well if it's free.
It was a fairly rough area I grew up in as a kid. I lived across the street from the dump for some years ( it was eventually filled in ), and I was
in some unpleasant situations. I have been in situations where I knew if I hit a person that I had a confrontation with, that I was going to
experience a beat down. There were a few occasion where I did it anyway. I was expecting the ensuing beat down that came.
I don't watch the television show "COPS" very much, but I did see an episode where a woman call the cops because her husband hit her. When the cops
got there, she indeed had a broken nose. During the inquiry, it was discovered that she hit him in the head with a broom FIRST. They hauled her to
jail, and did nothing to him