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A Cleveland bus driver throws an uppercut and seemingly knocks out a female passenger on the bus. After reviewing the video, it becomes obvious
that she is angry about something and screams profanity at the older driver.
At one point it appears, (during the jogging and shaking of the camera), SHE put hands on the driver. The driver pushes her back, stops the bus, and
tells her that she'll be going to jail now.
She continues to rant pointing into the driver's face as he stands up, continues the verbal altercation, then stops mid-sentence and throws an
uppercut to the woman's face knocking her to the floor. He proceeds to toss her and her belongings off the bus. Another female passenger hits the bus
driver and tells him he is going to jail.
The video is raw, lots of profanity, but this is a stabilized version I found to be easier on the eyes.
Now, in Florida, for a victim to claim a criminal charge of 'Assault', certain elements must be met:
An 'Assault' is a verbal threat made by the suspect. The victim must be in fear of the verbal threat of the suspect, and the victim must believe the
suspect is capable of that threat.
For example, standing in someone's personal space, fists clenched and raised, threatening to do physical harm.
A 'Battery', in summary, is defined an 'Unlawful Touching'. So, if the 'assault' is followed by the suspect pushing or striking the victim, you now
have criminal violations including Assault AND a Battery.
Who is guilty of what here? Who was in fear of an assault, and who appears to have done the first battery.
Are there multiple suspects here?
As the investigator arriving to this chaotic scene you would have to determine who goes to jail based on witness statements and the video.
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Bus driver used excessive force, end of story. They have certain policies and procedures in place to deal with hostile, irate and abusive passengers.
In this instance the driver seems to have thrown them out the window and let his emotions get the better of him.
The driver was the victim right up until he threw that devastating upper cut.
I'm kinda glad I don't live in Cleveland after watching this. Wow.
Not to bum you out, but there are idiots living everywhere.
They didn't just bus them all to Cleveland.
The driver, being the "professional" in this situation, should not have hit her. It's not like he was in a lot of danger or anything. As said
above, he should have just followed procedure. I wonder what started the whole thing in the first place.
Looks like she won't be mouthing off like a little brat anytime soon.
I don't condone domestic violence or anything like that but too many women think they can just do whatever they please without repercussions. They
belittle men, they hit men (and I don't mean playfully), they steal, they cheat and they do this over and over again because the men are too afraid
to hit back.
Ive seen women brutally punch and kick men over and over and the guy has no choice but to stand there and take it.
It's time that women learned that actions have consequences. If you hit a man you damn well better be able to take a few hits back.
Lol and then she says "you're going to jail, bitch" ..What a joke. She thinks she can run her mouth, call him 'n-word' and slap him - But once he
hits her back (what she deserved) She automatically say's "you're going to prison" Maybe think before you run you're mouth and attack people,
Side note: I wouldn't of hit her that hard, it is a little excessive. But Then again, I'v never been continually called 'n-word' and then slapped,
so who knows how I'd react, I know I'd be pissed for sure.
Kind of surprised at the support hitting a women is getting in this thread.
Be the better person and not resort to violence in any situation regardless of the gender of the hostile person. In my opinion violence, or this type
of assault by the driver is only justified if the drivers or other passengers lives were at risk.
Just because this lady can yell and piss you off does not justify the type of physical assault the bus driver went through with.
13-10-2012 by MDDoxs because: (no reason given)
If you hit someone, be prepared for a reaction. The reaction may be verbal, physical or legal, but you better be prepared. Unfortunately, this guy
gave her a grand upper. And if you do not know what a grand upper is, I refer you to this video below:
Now while I wouldn't grand upper a female, I have no sympathy for the woman... at all. Why? Because I've dealt with these type of females. They have
no feminine energy but they use their feminine visage to assert their dominance in an overbearing manner. They adopt all the negative energies of the
male, and when they are really confronted with something that may compromise their safety, they discard the male energy and pretend to be a female
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