Skip to comments.Man Tries to Aid Drunk, Ends Up Knocking Him Out After Cad Calls Helper the N-word: Cops
Posted on 07/13/2013 7:12:52 PM PDT by nickcarraway
A black man tried to help a white, boozed up guy who had stumbled into his table at a West Village restaurant but wound up knocking him out when shouted the N-word, cops said.
Douglas Reddish, 25, ate with his girlfriend at Bennys Burritos on Greenwich Ave. on Friday night when the soused stranger knocked into their outdoor table, authorities said.
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“SOME” cultures know only one way to respond when they fell disrespected. I wonder, would this helpful young man responded the same way if an obviously drunk Black man had bumped into his table and then said This n——r wants to fight me, ? I strongly doubt it, because that would be normal talk between Blacks.
I'm not sure I would have arrested him. He was minding his own business when confronted by an angry drunk. He may have hit first, but some drunks need a good punch.
Did you miss the part where he had to be held back from hitting the guy again? The guy that was down and out on the ground? And why do they identify the one as “the angry white man” but not the that actually ASSAULTED him as an angry Black man? Both were idiots and wrong, but the Angry White Man was at least shit faced drunk and not in rational control, you seem to having no problem with a SOBER person have no emotional control of himself and acting out violently. I guess we see the world differently.
Good for him. Dunks are annoying at best
That should have said drunks...my fingers seem to have a mind of their own
Well, it is true I don't give drunks much leeway. He may not have been in sound mind when he was drunk, but it was his choice to get drunk. I don't excuse poor behavior due to drunkenness when it is a choice. Yes, the other guy was sober and it would have been good for him to have more anger control, but he was the one who was confronted. Had the drunk not run into him, he would have had a peaceful lunch with his girlfriend and caused to trouble to anyone.
Another case of someone with a big heart and a small brain. Obviously if the man is drunk enough to physically stumble, he may also verbally stumble. That was just dumb of the would be ‘helper’, dumb. I’m black, and have done caregiving for some very crabby folks. If you have a bad experience, don’t return now that you know them. But never forget you are dealing with someone not in command of all his abilities, temporarily disabled, as it were. Get over the Pavlov Dog act, Bro! That’s so 20th century.
We live in a society, a MODERN society, it is never acceptable to do what this man did over THIS provocation. Bumping into a table, especially when drunk is not reprehensible enough to be assaulted. And an incapacitated drunk, remember a witness said he could hardly walk, saying this -—— wants to fight me, are hardly fighting words. And that is why the offended party was arrested for assault. I am not a pacifist but the level of response here was beyound ridiculous.
Still, I can’t find it in my heart to fault him for the first blow.
FRiend, I wish everyone were as rational as you. The world would be a much nicer and safer place.
I have to admit, that was my first inclination when I heard this.
I understand this mentality (the guy who slugged the drunk) was probably honestly trying to help the guy and protect himself at the same time, when the drunk gets pissed at him and calls him a name.
I see the guy’s anger be more product of ingratitude, rather than disrespect as some posters are saying.
If you work with people when they’re not at their best (such as when they are in the hospital or under the influence) you need to definitely have a thicker skin.
Even though you’re a professional, when people are angry they can be very perceptive about how to get under your skin to push one of your buttons. People often don’t act the same way when they’re sick, and sometimes they just need to strike out at something or someone, and you happen to be the one who steps in front of them.
It’s hard sometimes. But it is rewarding when you can figure out how to let the person strike out without taking it personally, and in an odd way you can sometimes help the person. Most are later remorseful, and it’s nice when both you and the patient understand completely and it doesn’t leave any scars.
Actually, it’s kind of like being married.
You can't start punching people for what they may say. Even though what they said is stupid. The black man could have walked away instead he chose to escalate this matter into a physical confrontation. Further more he chose to strike someone who was obviously intoxicated and not a physical threat. The police were correct in charging the black man with felony assault as he did cause serious physical injury to a person who was just stupid. If this were the other way around it would have been a racial incident. Wake up!
Sounds like you may of had one too many!
If you saw my next post you would have seen that it is all my fingers fault....;)
The only thing I have had one too many of is coffee
I’m really sorry. I did see it and what I said wasn’t called for and inappropriate. My apologies.
No that’s okay. I thought it was funny. Those fingers of mine get out of hand on occassion and there’s no telling what they can do (I guess they had more than two fingers full)
I am really sorry because I have a tablet PC and sometimes I see words posted that I never typed. I guess I got caught up in the moment and should practice a little of what I preach. I feel really bad about it and I don’t make excuses for what I said. Thank you for understanding.
Oh I understand completely. As to your PC....turn off the autofill function and you will have better luck. Until I did that, you would have blushed at some of the things that I have posted or texted to people
Have a good rest of your evening. No offense taken here. Made me smile
Thank you so much. Good night. God bless America. We are all on the same side.
He should have just said “now, now, I know you’re just a bit tipsy” and continued to help him up... but then accidentally drop the drunk on his face multiple times while constantly saying “careful, careful”...
I pretty much am a pacifist, and I agree with the following comment that I find it hard to fault the guy for the first hit. I do fault him for wanting to continue the fight. One blow is retribution; continuing is anger.