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Hmmm... Permission? I tend to think that when it comes to a fight, civilised notions like permission lose their relevance.
Even if the finger was deliberately put into the guy's mouth, does that give him permission to bite it?
Yes, it certainly all makes sense now!
Driving by, Rice noticed a protest group whose agenda he took exception to. He calmly parked his car and approached them.
"Excuse me, ladies. Are you protesting the military?" he asked politely.
"No, we're here in support of the President's proposed healthcare reform." replied one of the Code Pink women.
"Oh, I see." smiled Rice, "Well, I'll be on my way then. Have a nice day!"
As he was leaving, a short, bespectacled man followed Rice over the street to where a counter demonstration was taking place, and for no reason whatsoever, began to aggressively question Rice.
"You're an idiot!" the small man exclaimed, not liking Rice's replies, but also with such menace that Rice, fearing for his safety, since he did not know if the fifteen or so anti-reform protesters around him would back him up, was compelled to punch the man in the face.
Originally posted by Animal
Originally posted by AshleyD
Originally posted by Animal
Both men resorted to violence. Both men were at fault. PERIOD.
Thanks. But I actually read the article. They were engaged in a fist fight after one protester crossed the street to confront the other protesters. My reply above was in response to another member whose outrage was solely pointed to the man who had his finger bitten off instead of the biter. So please direct your 'both' comment to them.
Also, not 'PERIOD.' The article also mentions it is not clear who started the fight, the issue of self defense came up, and it said the biter fled.
Here Ash, from another article, that based on your responce to me you did not read:
A man from Moveon.org's area then walked over to the opponents and verbally confronted Rice, allegedly calling him names and acting aggressively, Bonfiglio said.
Rice later told investigators he felt threatened by the man and punched him in the nose, Bonfiglio said.
The punch set off a fist fight
So based on the information given to officers from the 'bitten' the physical violence was started by him, the 'bitten'.
Your bias was clear in your first post and I am still calling you on it. If someone else needs to be called on the same issue of bias then consider this as directed at them as well.
Both men were engaged in violence. One got his finger bitten off. Both men are at fault. PERIOD.
[edit on 3-9-2009 by Animal]
Originally posted by tjack
oooh yay! More delicious irony.
The government sponsored health care opponent has his bitten off finger re-attached by his own government sponsored health care coverage!!
Finger lickin' good! (pun at least partially intended)