Man killed by a single punch

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Man killed by a single punch

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Post by Soccerdad1995 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:39 pm

This instance makes me think twice about the idea of whether a single unarmed attacker poses a deadly threat. And also whether it is OK to defend yourself before a punch is thrown.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/man ... ocid=ientp
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Post by bblhd672 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:26 pm

The story seem to indicate if the deceased hadn't fallen and hit his head he would have survived the punch.

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Post by Soccerdad1995 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:26 pm

bblhd672 wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:26 pm
The story seem to indicate if the deceased hadn't fallen and hit his head he would have survived the punch.

Arguments get out of hand quickly and de-escalation is better than arguing with idiots.
I agree 100%. Most of the bad situations I see could have been avoided by doing one of the following:
- Don't try to be a cop (in this case, let the guy know that he's supposed to have his dog on a leash, but don't escalate if he disagrees).
- Don't butt your nose in where it doesn't belong (trying to stop a shoplifter at a store you don't even work at, etc).
- Learn to use the phrase "sorry bout that". It is magic and will get you out of many bad situations.

But, my point in posting the link was simply to show that a single unarmed assailant really can present a deadly threat, and you don't necessarily have the luxury of taking a few punches before responding to stop that threat.
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Post by Redneck_Buddha » Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:27 pm

Ban assault fists!
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Post by WildBill » Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:42 pm

Apparently a lot of people ignore leash laws.
I was talking to a friend the other day about a similar situation when he had when walking his two small dogs in Houston.
Fortunately no punches were thrown.
I just emailed him the link to this story.
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Post by puma guy » Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:53 pm

WildBill wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:42 pm
I was talking to a friend the other day about a similar situation when he was walking his two small dogs in Houston.
Fortunately no punches were thrown. I just emailed him the link to this story.
Prayers for the family and friends of the victim. The guy probably said his pit bull was a gentle dog and wouldn't hurt a flea! He himself was just waiting to explode. Keep idiots at a safe distance! I hope you friend takes heed of the circumstances and outcome.
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Post by oljames3 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:20 pm

Soccerdad1995 wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:39 pm
This instance makes me think twice about the idea of whether a single unarmed attacker poses a deadly threat. And also whether it is OK to defend yourself before a punch is thrown.
http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/man ... ocid=ientp
"Unarmed" does not mean "harmless". As has been said, de-escalation and avoidance can preclude such incidents.

David Yamane (Gun Culture 2.0) shared some thoughts last August about "unarmed".
https://gunculture2point0.wordpress.com ... med-again/

KR Training instructor John Daub had this to say.
https://blog.hsoi.com/2018/01/06/once-a ... -harmless/
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Post by bblhd672 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:36 pm

Soccerdad1995 wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:26 pm
bblhd672 wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:26 pm
The story seem to indicate if the deceased hadn't fallen and hit his head he would have survived the punch.

Arguments get out of hand quickly and de-escalation is better than arguing with idiots.
I agree 100%. Most of the bad situations I see could have been avoided by doing one of the following:
- Don't try to be a cop (in this case, let the guy know that he's supposed to have his dog on a leash, but don't escalate if he disagrees).
- Don't butt your nose in where it doesn't belong (trying to stop a shoplifter at a store you don't even work at, etc).
- Learn to use the phrase "sorry bout that". It is magic and will get you out of many bad situations.

But, my point in posting the link was simply to show that a single unarmed assailant really can present a deadly threat, and you don't necessarily have the luxury of taking a few punches before responding to stop that threat.
:iagree:

Brings to mind this discussion: viewtopic.php?f=94&t=93162
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