Self Defence?

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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzE_ulh_rIA&feature=related]McDonalds Cashier Beats Customers - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    One does not simply walk behind the counter at McDonald's.
     
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    At first, yes, but when he continued to beat her after she was already on the ground and seemingly immobile, he crossed the line. If he would have stopped hitting her after she fell I think he could make a strong case for self defense, but not now.

    That being the case, I don't at all feel sorry for that bitch. She got what she deserved.
     
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    She never should have been behind the counter and we don't know what she was doing when we couldn't see her and he started hitting her again. Maybe she had a weapon?

    I don't know, but if I was in the jury, I'd probably let him off. She invaded his space and he felt threatened. Any animal will act the same. Besides, I'm pretty sure she intended to to harm when she went behind the counter in the first place.
     
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    McDonalds hired an ex con with a violent past.

    So much for paying one's debt to society. So much for giving ex cons a second chance.

    No doubt the women had it coming. There are a lot of "fast food rage" stories going around were crazy people start attacking staff or customers.
     
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    If it had been two men against one woman, the charges would be different
     
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    "They appear to provoke the cashier, swearing at him and slapping him in the face, after he questions a $50 note they have given him."


    I'm pretty sure they did have it coming.....
     
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    I agree with you except that it would depend upon the testimony during the trial. If witnesses claimed she had a knife or a gun or something else that could be used as a weapon, I think he would have a good case. If the testimony was that she was trying to crawl away, I don't think I would let him get away with it.

    Self-defense at first no problem... after she was down it becomes questionable.

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    My daddy always told me, "Never start something you can't finish". IMO these girls were victims of themselves only.
     

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