Jess Jones Getting Floored By A Pensioner
I’m not sure why these people were filming this incident. I’m no even sure why or how the incident began in the first place. It’s at best quite disturbing and an indictment on the type of permissible public behavior that one is so often expose to and never quite sure how to respond. Why people choose to do the things that they do often defies my understanding of human behavior but then again who said humans are sane?
Have a look and see what you think, although I did come across this comment via reddit which for me comes very close to nailing the conundrum at hand…
In the case of self-defense I am okay with a man exerting necessary force on a woman. In this case it is an assault by a woman on a man with intellectual disabilities, and he only hit her hard enough to make her stop. Her behavior was disgusting and this needed to happen. Was he supposed to let her beat him black-and-blue until someone stepped in to help? I’m not saying that people with special needs are an exception to laws for assault, but even if this man did not have a cognitive disability I would be okay with this because it’s self defense.
I’m a girl and I work in special education, I’m not sure what bias that gives me. But I could tell from the video that he wasn’t trying to hurt her, he just wanted her to stop– look at his hands, he was originally just trying to push her away and remained pretty defensive (IMO) throughout. He was probably very scared.