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Joachim was carrying the Mace and sprayed it, but she missed, instead hitting a young man in the group, one of Gillard's sons, in the face, Brooks said.
Another woman, one who police are seeking help in identifying, swung a hammer, hitting the victim repeatedly. Other, younger attackers, stomped and kicked the man's head as he lay prone on the ground.
Finally, Gillard walked up to the man and beat him with the piece of the rocking chair, hitting him so hard in his head and face that the wood splintered in her hands, Brooks said.
Then, as quickly as they arrived, the group got back in the van and prepared to leave.
But before they did, Gillard hesitated. She pulled her son, the one at the center of the incident, toward the man, lying broken and bleeding on the pavement.
She wanted to him to see that they had stood up for him, Brooks said.
originally posted by: redhorse
a reply to: Domo1
Or whatever you want to call it. This primal compulsion is part and parcel to the human condition and responsible for more human misery than any other inherent force within us. It is not just used to randomly beat strangers, it is used to motivate and justify any number of the darkest and most destructive behaviors that we engage in, from wars to out and out genocide.
Whether one man or many or an entire nation, it is all the same. It is an animal impulse at its core and I no longer believe that we can ever be rid of it, only mitigate it as best we can.