Man With Downs Syndrome KO`d For Kicking Toddler

Submitted by: 5stargeneral 8 years ago in Entertainment

On one hand he kicked your child, on the other hand, he is disabled, what would you do?
There are 181 comments:
Male 351
the man might have down, but next time he might shove someone down some stairs, he is unpredictable enough to do it, so the real person to blame are those that let him in public.


"he has the right to exist like a normal human being" yes, but there are also over 6bilion others that have the right to not get drating hurt or killed, and this man is clearly unstable and unpredictable enough to cause harm to others.
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Female 52
An adult kicks my kid, disabled or not... I`m going to knock him/her down.
I didn`t even see why he kicked the kid, not that anything would make it justifiable. The kid just walked into the frame, doing nothing and this guy kicked him for no reason.
So, if he`s disabled and dangerous, he shouldn`t be out publicly! If he`s that unpredictable, the best place for him is in an institution for his own and everyone elses saftey.

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Male 603
I don`t think the father did anything wrong. It was obviously a gut reaction and I don`t know that he knew the guy was disabled. Even if he had known, his first concern would have to be with stopping the disabled guy from attacking. I mean, he didn`t beat him on the ground.

Ancillary Question: Why was the disabled guy kicking the kid anyway?

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Male 924
so, he clearly kicked the kid with a run-up, that was no accident. that father was just doing what he thought he needed to do to protect his kid from that guy, disabled or not,

and nice punch btw

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Male 13
That father acted like any father should react when thier small child is threatened by an assault by what seems to an older person. After he protected his kid and was putting the pieces together he looked concerned for the other guy. That father was spot on!
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Male 1,540
LOL.
The man kids the kid so hard that the kid backs up two inches- I mean, seriously, kids cry over EVERYTHING. I don`t even think that was a tap, just look at the guy.
Anyways, the guy gets knocked out COLD.
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Male 174
"The breaking point" happens as soon as someone kicks my kid. I`m a non-violent Christian (oxymoron?) and if it were me being struck, I would like to think that I could keep my cool at least to begin with. Any parent who sees their child hit or kicked by anyone other than a playground friend is going to do what they immediately deem necessary to protect their child from further harm.
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Male 211
lol, i didn`t see what the kid did wrong so go dad!
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Male 338
I bet most people would have let him go, but this guy just opens a can of whoopass on that dude.
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Male 43
Here`s an irrelevant comment from a Suave Brit:
Falcon Punch!
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Male 72
that is f`d up father should win the guy might have downs syndrome but knows right from wrong
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Male 1,064
its sad because id go with the dad on this one but in court the disabled man would win. Oh well...
that was a rerally nice punch, btw
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Male 13
sweet he may be disabled but he knew what he was doing lol BANG
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Female 778
i`d have done the same thing. people with down`s syndrome do know right from wrong, and none that i`ve met would ever think of doing that to a kid, or anyone. in a `different` set of circumstances, i worked with a group of disabled people at a factory, some with down`s syndrome, so i have interacted with them and know how having down`s syndrome can effect you.
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Male 2,788
I`d start kicking his guts even after he fell down.
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Male 54
that, my friend, is a nice punch
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Female 327
I think most fathers would do the same thing if they saw someone harming their child. He probably didn`t realize his child wasn`t being hurt. If you saw someone kicking your child, I`m sure you`d react before thinking too.
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Female 101
I would have knocked him out too.
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Male 621
A kick!? that was like a mild shin tap. That guy is old, and the kid is like what 7? He didn`t even flinch then the guys knocks him out. You can see in his face he has downs. Bah, someone should knock out the block, then kick downsy in the shin, and call it even.
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Male 633
oh and yayyyyy i finally hit 4 stars on my profile :)
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Male 633
lol i love that the dad didn`t even check on the kid to make sure he was alright. silly.
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Male 1,193
Can`t believe I said that lol.. meanest thing i`ve said all week.
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Male 1,193
she should put that thing on a leash.
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Male 1,083
if anyone touches my child like that my first instinct would be to knock his ass silly, not to check if he has any disabilities. i`d apologize afterwards of course.
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Female 4,197
ok, saying the kid didnt even cry doesn`t know kids. there`s usually a 5-10 second delayed reaction before they start making any noise. Also, in that gap the dad jumped in and decked the guy, so the kid is still gonna be shocked and not cry.

Also, I have 3 kids and I swear to god you hurt any one of them I`m putting your ass in hospital, I don`t give a poo who you are.

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Male 34
Not sure if anyone noticed it, but it looks like the guy with Downs MISSED the kid (it also looks like the kid has some pretty good dodging reflexes)
And PUH-LEAZE. Light tap? If someone kicked a little kid that hard in the nads that little kid would be bawwing on the floor faster than you can say "Downs Syndrome Guy got knocked the FUDGE out!"
I don`t necessarily blame the DSG (Downs Syndrome Guy) or find him responsible to the full extent, but his caretaker needs to be fired. Preferably after she gets her child kicked BY the DSG >.>
I also find the parent in the full right. That was no "light tap" and the DSG`s foot didn`t just "graze" the kid (or rather, it wouldn`t have, had it hit). Try to kick my hypothetical kid in the nads and I`ll knock your block off!... or at least try. I`m not exactly the Hulk... or even Urkel...
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Female 139
Down Syndrom occurs because of trisomy 21. Its where there are 2 extra pairs of chromosome 21.

the way he kicked the kid kind of looked like half on purpose and half by accident. If that makes sence to anyone else

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Male 36
if only there was sound
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Male 62
ShadowMaus--

Natural selection really wouldn`t apply in this situation. I`m not entirely sure, but I think down syndrome is a mutation in a certain chromosome, and is not governed by a recessive gene. So, basically, you have about the same chance of having a child with down syndrome as would a couple who both had down syndrome.

Again, though, I based this all on hearsay (too lazy to research) so if I`m wrong then please someone point it out.

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Male 205
I would do the same thing too, whether he was handicapped or not.
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Male 1,815
I wonder what compelled that guy to kick a child.
The kid didn`t even seem to notice though.
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Male 510
The guy did the right-ish thing considering that he probably didn`t realize he had Downs.

Other things seen here: Many very, very misguided ideas of what Downs syndrome is.

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Male 1,164
ShadowMaus
retardation and down syndrome are 2 different things and also calling on natural selection to take care of people with handicaps obviously proves how darwin failed to show how some people arent that different from apes after evolution. seriously people cud we please stop refering to him as a retard he has down syndrome
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Male 1,164
deathxtra that was the most close minded stupid comment i have ever heard.. "if he doesnt have his carer he shouldnt be aloud out in public at all?"
he is a person not a pet i dont know if you actually know any people with down syndrome but once you get past the handicap side they are just like you and me, you wouldnt extradite a man with no legs and keep him indoors, so dont give me any bs opinion and state it as a fact.
i am only 17 but have worked with people with handicaps for many years.
oh and the parent was in the right he didnt appear to know the man had down syndrome
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Male 967
Bottom line: Dad protected his child. I would`ve done the same, or worse.
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Male 26
I don`t care if he`s retarded or not, You don`t kick someone elses kid, period. He got what he deserved.
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Male 1,835
this calls for remix
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Female 34
I agree. The parents first reaction was to defend his child and take care of the situation. He probably did not even notice this man`s handicap.
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Male 60
You got knocked the fug out!
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Male 1,089
awesome job misspelling really 3 times. but yeah the guy who punched him probubblyley didn`t realize.
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Male 6
I don`t know who`s more retarded...
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Male 3,619
this is a realy tough situation...!

my sister got downs syndrom and i have meet allot of other kids and more grown people with Downs, its like they live in their own world that gets afflicted by things around.

ofc its not OK to kick a kid, its always a bad thing no mather what (well, not if mankind depended on you kicking a 6 year old) but the Downs man can`t be realy realy realy that much blamed.

as a parent i would do the same thing. but then feel bad for hitting a mentaly dissabled person that didn`t know bether.

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Female 193
To anyone who said what the parent did was wrong.

I guarantee you almost any parent would have the same reaction. The guy probably didn`t know he had Down Syndrome.

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Male 199
im guessing the woman was a carer/parent, and maybe the guy was playing somehow, didnt even look like the kick got him, but still if the father saw that the gut reaction is `get the f*ck away fom my kid!` ... how do you know he wasn`t gonna kick again harder?
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Female 231
That was just... bad. >->
I can`t describe it any other way. It was NOT okay for that man to kick the little boy, even if he does have down`s syndrome, but punching disabled people in the face and knocking them unconscious is pretty awful too.
And God, look at the little boy. He just stood there, watching his dad punch a mentally retarded man. The kid didn`t look hurt, actually. >-<
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Male 2,788
Pow
Right in the kisser.
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Male 2,788
Well, the guy with downs should have an assistant around with him.

If he doesn`t, he shouldn`t be out in public at all.

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Male 499
I would have done exactly the same, or maybe something worse. No matter what condition you have, you can`t walk around kicking innocent toddlers.
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Male 88
I think the kid must have scared him or something, but the father was in the right. If you are a danger to people or even yourself you do not belong in public. You belong in a cage or tied to a tree.

I would have totally knocked the motherfker out too. If you are conscience enough to think about kicking somebody under the age of 3 for scaring you then you are conscience enough to get knock`d the fuggout.

Stay home next time. This is why we don`t need caretakers, we need natural selection. =)

p.s. To people who are offended when somebody says the word retard. Get over it. Retard is to Bailout as Mentally ill is to Rescue Plan. It`s the same fking meaning lol.

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Male 650
I Don`t blame the parent for punchin him.
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Female 100
Racoon, I agree. If that were my kid (the Down Syndrome,) I would have her ass fired. There are HUGE cues when someone with MR might have an outburst, in most cases, you can tell when they wake up that it`s going to be "one of those days."

If I were the toddler`s parent, I`d seriously think about suing her for negligence if I were arrested. If she had been doing her job it *might* not have happened.

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Female 63
I think it is just a knee jerk reaction. When someone makes an attempt to hurt your child, you do something about it. Or most parents would.


I don`t care if he kicked lightly, if I where out with my nephew (no kids) and an adult stranger walked over and did what he did, I would have likely done the same thing.

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Female 64
Why the heck did he kick the kid anyway? The kid was just being a kid, wasn`t even near the guy. I know it is parents reaction but shove..don`t punch. Guy looks like he is hot tempred to jump in that quick and punch someone. I would have shoved his ass down and called the cops for sure!
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Male 2,619
FINISH HIM!!
Id have continued kickin him while he was down, retard or not
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Female 340
Oh, and to tluvsdolfins:

I think that woman WAS his caregiver. Bang up job SHE`S doing... She completely ignored everything until the dad stepped up and did what a parent is supposed to do: PROTECT HIS CHILD.

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Female 340
Ok. Parent reaction.

Yeah. I`m all for what the dad did. He defended his son. Knocking out the guy, well, it was necessary force. What that dude did - whether mentally handicapped or not - is WRONG, it is VIOLENT ASSAULT and he should be arrested for it. The dad was defending, and thus did the right thing.

I would have done the same thing. I don`t care who you are; if you hit or kick one of my kids, I will retaliate and it will NOT be pretty.

Kudos, dad. You did right.

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Male 140
I would have done that as a first reaction too. It`s hard to tell that he has down syndrome at first glance,I mean the guy could just be ugly. And if an ugly guy hits your kid, you hit him back harder.
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Female 2,672
oh no!
theync! its here! do not go on theYNC.com (VERY NSFW)
please don`t
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Male 36
i`d like to hear the sound...
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Male 92
Talk about fulfilling the stereotype, Way`da give props for your race. Smooth
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Male 4,867
newlife-
`these ppl always gatta be hitting or beating up someone....hell they all go round trying to shoot each other!!! MF should go to jail!!!`

what dya mean "these ppl"?

and i see that at 40-49 you obviously cant comprehend the thought of having children to protect. but if u do have kids send me a vid of someone kicking them whilst you watch and smile.

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Male 562
Even though he was disabled, i still would of kicked he`s head in if it was my kid.
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Male 2,553
i`d ko him anyway
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Male 25
If the retard is smart enough to use a cell phone then he is smart enough to know not to kick other people much less children. He deserved exactly what he got.
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Male 4,867
i dont blame the dad, he hadn`t even looked at the guy properly, all he saw was a guy kicking his kid, thats what i would`ve done, but i had realised he was disabled, id of just grabbed the kid and given the dude a talking to
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Male 18
But really... i mean ok he`s disabled but still, he`s clearly an adult too! Surely someone could have drilled a good "DONT KICK PEOPLE" message into his skull, non?
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Male 503
hmmm this one is hard. ill give the dad some credit and say he probably didnt know he had downsyndrom at the time. all he saw was some dude kick his todler, and his first instinct was to protect his kid. i say in this instance violence was the answer. ONLY because this guy could have done somehting alot worse to this kid, i mean if some1 kicks a kid who knows what their going to do next, the guy was just protecting his family.
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Female 166
I think the dad could have taught his kid a lesson about handling problems w/o using violence. Instead, he kicked the guy and made his kid see that violence is the answer.
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Female 100
I work with mentally retarded people, *IF* this guy WANTED to hurt the kid, he would have. He could have sent the kick across the room, they`re THAT strong.

I don`t think the Dad knew that he was retarded, if he did, he shouldn`t have decked him, he wasn`t hurt, and it was a tap. But, I can understand the punch first, talk later mentality, and would probably have the same reaction.

The person with the illness shouldn`t have kicked the kid, however, it`s not entirely his fault. If he is known for outbursts like that, where was his caregiver? Unless he`s highly functioning (and if he`s prone to violent outbursts, he`s not) he wouldn`t be alone anywhere. Not only that, but his caregiver would know about the problem and should have been there to defuse the situation before it started. There are signs that anyone who works with MR can identify as triggers to behaviors. I have one kid who always rocks when he`s about to squeal really loud. You can stop the end result before it happens.

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Male 174
"The breaking point" happens as soon as someone kicks my kid. I`m a non-violent Christian (oxymoron?) and if it were me being struck, I would like to think that I could keep my cool at least to begin with. Any parent who sees their child hit or kicked by anyone other than a playground friend is going to do what they immediately deem necessary to protect their child from further harm.
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Male 88
Whoa...
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Male 254
WHATEVER!!!...the little kid didn`t even cry or seem to say ouch.....these ppl always gatta be hitting or beating up someone....hell they all go round trying to shoot each other!!! MF should go to jail!!!
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Male 111
I didn`t get sound on this clip. I dubbed it pretty well myself though. What a laff!
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Male 14,331
Violence begets Violence.
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Female 135
If someone kicks my kid, I`m going to act before I think. I agree that most situations call for a level head, but I honestly don`t think I could keep my cool if I saw someone kick my TODDLER.

I don`t think I`d feel bad about myself upon discovering that the man had special needs either. Maternal instincts.

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Female 4,376
>if you would not immediately knock the guy out, you need to rethink your priorities

Or maybe not everyone solves problems with violence and gets the facts first before getting to the breaking point. Some people are able to maintain a level head. I myself have never even hit anyone. ALmost got into a fight once though but thats a different story.

I`m no pacifist I assure you but I just don`t think it`s wise to jump to conclusions and act without thinking some through first.

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Male 151
bet that guy won`t kick anymore kids now...
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Female 2,027
bloody hell! he just runs up at kicks the poor thing! he deserved it.
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Male 1,526
retarded or not, he deserved it.
Couldn`t care less if the dad pulled a gun and shot him.
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Male 99
in all honest opinion, granted that he`s got downs but yea, you swing at me or my kid then you become the enemy. i destroy thine enemies
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Female 311
Personally if anyone had just gone up and kicked my kid I probably would punch them, I`m not sure he had the time to reflect on whether he had Downs Syndrome or not.
Personally I thought the boy looked like that peadophile scum Craig Meehan.
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Male 342
i`m completely with the dad on that one. i live with someone who is mentally ill and she makes my life a living hell, but she has never been diagnosed and everyone just says "oh, it`s not her fault, just ignore her" so the cu.nt is allowed to get away with being neurotic and violent. not a day goes by when i don`t want to tear her throat out. if someone is mentally ill they are not fit to be around other people, so put them in a controlled environment where they can`t harm others. personally, i`m sick to fu.cking death of people just getting away with it because apparently it`s not their fault or simply no one notices.
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Male 29
AHAHAHAHAHHA OWNED!
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Male 4,793
"This video upset me, first I felt fine and then after watching this video I feel a little downs.

And now I am going to hell..."

lol ^^.
if i had kids, i`d attack anybody that attacked my kids, even if it were a mix between hellen keller and stephen hawking. (not sure how a blind/deaf/dumb/cripple could attack my kid, but you never know.)

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Male 136
I`m assuming the father didn`t know he had downs syndrome. Given that scenario, if you would not immediately knock the guy out, you need to rethink your priorities.
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Male 1,365
That retarded policman sure doesn`t know his boundaries, he sure does go into police mode on black people.
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Male 518
This video upset me, first I felt fine and then after watching this video I feel a little downs.

And now I am going to hell...

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Male 189
Musoko no i use the term coloured cause i use the term coloured don`t think into it too much mate. Maybe its because alot of people around me use that term... stop trying to twist it.

Also i wouldn`t use the same reasoning if he seriously hurt someone. BUT he didn`t seriously hurt anyone. He lightly kicked a kid, how do you know that kid wasn`t giving him dogs abuse?? What do you do in that situation, sure you wouldn`t kick him but you may tell him to drat off, which could end up with the same result. I guess none of us know the whole story so we can`t comment properly really. But i can tell you now, the guy who hit him did use excessive force and would be in trouble.

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Male 16
Most guardians for the mentally disabled, or retarded if you prefer, usually know the idiosyncrasies and the
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Male 5,620
"If a person is insane or mentally disabled when he/she commits a crime, then he/she is not really responsible for her actions."

That is completely wrong. Having a mental disability in no way gets you off the hook. In most cases they have to go to a minimum security prison that has a psych ward, so that they can recieve therapy. Its not like they get a lighter sentence, or even no sentence at all.. In some ways the sentence is worse, because if they are found out to be faking a mental illness, they are brought up on charges of purgury (sp?), and that is heftier than what the original court sentence would have been.

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Male 5,620
Hehe, Alice.. I do know the exact amount of time I spend with em. =)
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Male 959
If someone kicked my wee son, I`d punch them back, no problem. And I wouldn`t be stopping to make an assessment of their mental condition either. For one thing you need to make sure that the first kick was the one and only kick.
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Female 553
Oh, and to the person saying something along the lines of, "He was curious about `tapping` the kid." Look at the huge rush he made. As soon as the kid comes bouncing in (The wonderful thing about tiggers...), the Downsy guy RUSHES in to kick him. Maybe he`s just not a good kicker, but he sure meant to hurt him.
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Female 553
There is a saying that people are not allowed to be in public if, "They are a danger to themselves or others." Clearly, this guy is a danger to others, and I highly doubt this was his first violent outbreak.

I am not a violent person, and I don`t think I could pack a punch. I fully commend the father on protecting his child though. You just don`t know what people are thinking, and you certainly don`t know if the kicker has any intention of further harming the kid.

In short: Dad was right. SOL for the Downs Syndrome kid.

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Male 2,850
"but maybe he doesn`t know how to handle the situation being disabled."

Then maybe he shouldn`t be in that sitation (without better supervision).

Would you still be using that reasoning if he had seriously hurt someone, Lorodiam?

By the way, why do you say "coloured"? Do you think that stating someone`s skin colour is offensive, as if they should be ashamed of it, so you use the euphemism "coloured" instead?

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Male 4,546
... Has nobody here got a sense of time?

The father walked in on his son being kicked, within 2 seconds he had hit the guy.

The entire event took about 6 or 7 seconds.

"The kid was making fun of him and then the father knowing the guy was disabled decided to himself hmm, what should I do, I mean yeah he kicked my kid, but he is handicapped..."

No! "WTF, dude kicked my kid" *Smack*

It wasn`t a thought through process.

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Male 189
For all anyone knows here that kid was making fun of the guy. I know it doesn`t justify him kicking the kid, but maybe he doesn`t know how to handle the situation being disabled. If i had have been in that place i would have restrained the father, called the cops and made sure the person with down syndrome knew how to sue for the other guy using excessive force.

Also to those people so liberally using the word retard. You are complete and utter scum. I have worked with people with down syndrome and they are great people. Your using that term in an abusive way, its no different from saying I am a racist! to a coloured person. Its bloody sickening.

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Male 3,620
Well I was expecting a full-fledged punt, but this is nothing to get worked up about.

It was a tap vs. a huge swing.
Both were in the wrong, but a "Hey, what the hell?" to the downs guy would be appropriate.

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Female 91
TARD TARD TARD... Come on i know you want to say it. THAT Retarded retard got hit in his stupid tard face. oh yeah im drunk
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Male 2,172
That dad has some surhuman reflexes for acting so quickly... or else he was clearly expecting something something like this to happen... kinda like "it`s not the first time someone kicks my son because he`s so annoying." you know what I mean?

The child was not seriously hurt. There are cops out there who can settle this. Press charges and make money. Buy your son a brand new PS3 and everybody`s happy.

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Male 543
Mama Bear Reflex

poor dude >.<

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Female 91
oh yeah... RETARD tard tard RETARD. man it feels so good to talk like that. i remember back in that day when it was retard and not whatever fancy name they have now. tard tard tard
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Female 91
Man i was hoping to see a little kid get punted across the room or something. Also, kids are such punks these days i am sure that he deserved more than just a little tap. cripe i think the dad should take a parenting class for hitting a guy with downs and letting his kid run around like that. TEACH YOUR KIDS MANNERS
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Male 3,842
"what was the retard thinking?"

Ah, that is the question...

Since a person with Down Syndrome is usually quite gentle and kind to others, I am fairly certain (also judging from the body language of everyone in the video) that he wasn`t trying to hurt the kid, rather, he just wanted to see what would happen if he kicked at the kid. Sadly, he found out. The punishment (the very strong punch in the face) certainly does not fit the crime (kicking at the kid so softly that the kid didn`t even budge) - the dad should be charged with assault and battery. Especially since a person with Down Syndrome is not considered an adult, legally, then it is like beating up a child because that child kicked your kid (not hard enough to hurt the kid) - imagine if this dad had beaten up a kid on the playground who was threatening his kid, oh wait, that happens ALL THE TIME! Just the other day, a dad tried to beat up a 13-year-old at a soccer game because the boy roughed up his kid during the g

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Male 2,313
A - He did not even kick the kid. It looked like his foot brushed him.

B - You people saying the mentally disabled have the same responsibilities as the rest of us are
being ignorant.

C - Ha ha, that was funny. Poor DS man though.

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Male 9,305
Yeah I have to cast my vote for the "Mama Bear Reflex".
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Male 292
I think his response was justified considering he probably didn`t realize the guy was disabled.
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Male 91
I gotta say, that little kid sure made a hilarious entry what with the bouncing and all and nobody has mentioned the comic value of that alone!

also, I have 2 little boys and I would take anyone`s head off for touching them, disability or not

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Male 1,049
I think the guys reaction was just reflex more than anything. When you see an adult kick your kid, you don`t stop to think about how hard it was, or if the guy has a disability, or anything else. You react, rightly or wrongly, on gut instinct. I think this is likely the case here, cos the father didn`t follow it up at all, and backed off. Is it right to hit someone with a disability, or to hit someone in front of your kid? No, it`s not. But all situations need to be taken in context, and in this case, I saw a father reacting to a threat to his child. If there was a significant time difference between the kick, and the punch, or if he followed up with more punches, then it would definately be wrong. In this case, I don`t necessarily think it was right, per se, but it was certainly understandable.
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Male 3,296
i dont condone it, but i understand, i would kick the poo out of anyone if they kicked my kid
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Male 516
There`s no doubt in my mind that if someone tried to hit a kid of mine, I`d steam up in a heartbeat.

You know those things that just tick you off instantly and make you go freaking wild?

Yeah, that`s probably one of those things.

I wish there was sound so I knew why that idiot tried to kick the kid. And also, I think that he missed the kid with his kick, if he had hit him then the kid prolly would have fallen over.

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Male 476
i agree with alice, that didn`t justify a KO
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Female 5,139
and you are all acting like he kicked the kid really hard...hes a little kid and he didnt even fall over... he took like.. a step back, i dont think thats reason enough to knock out a mentally disabled man.
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Male 7,378
what was the retard thinking?
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Female 5,139
Personally i think its a bit wrong for a parent to punch someone infront of their kid, and have the kid stood there to see it...isnt that teaching them bad behaviour?
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Male 181
As a parent I am going to side with the Father. I wouldn`t hesitate even for the smallest amount of time to handle someone who harms my children.
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Male 130
Yeah, I`m siding with the kid`s dad.

I would have probably ended up in jail for manslaughter, but seriously, nobody has the right to kick any of my (hypothetical) children.

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Female 154
The kid looked like he was going to go and take the mans spot in line, therefore perhaps setting the mentally challenged person off, and provoking him to get the kid away from his spot. Not going to take a side on it, just trying to say why I think the man kicked at the child.
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Female 4,028
No special treatment! Especially if you hit my hypothetical kid!
Seriously, disabled or not, I think he should have known better.
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Male 756
I`m definitely siding with the Dad. I don`t care what the guy has, he kicked a random kid for no apparent reason! And if I was the kid`s father, I would have done the same thing.

And as someone mentioned, if he was mentally proficient enough to be talking on his cellphone, he`s intelligent enough to know that kicking random people isn`t something you do.

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Male 2,958
I mean small children.
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Male 2,958
Personally I just hit em all every chance I get.
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Female 46
mrwnt, i agree immensely with your perspective on this!
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Male 62
Feel bad for the guy, but you really can`t blame the father. Guys at counter were like wtf?
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2,767
damn that guy came out of no where!!! and i think i voe for the dad on this one...
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Male 1,036
You`d have to checkhow bad his down syndrome is. Most people with downs function well in society, and can be dicks like anyone else and deserve an ass whoopin, like anyone else.
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Male 334
"what if he stabbed the kid or kicked him harder? Is he still protected and would everyone say "oh he is just mentally handicapped" I don`t think it works like that."

Actually, it works exactly like that if the justice system works correctly, kind of. If a person is insane or mentally disabled when he/she commits a crime, then he/she is not really responsible for her actions. What I don`t understand is that they are still locked up sometimes, which is just sad, because it wasn`t their fault.


On another note, how do you know that the man was talking to someone on the phone. I have a mentally disabled sister who talks on the phone to no one, because she enjoys it. This could be the same thing.

Without trying to be hostile, whoever holds the downs man 100% responsible for what he did needs to get out volunteer with mentally disabled people. Once you get a first-hand perspective, then you can make up your mind.

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Male 42
HOLY CRAP, the father came quick. why would that guy kick a boy anyway?
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Female 46
this is really sad because it is such a tough situation to take a side on. the man obviously didn`t kick the child hard because the kid remained on his feet and honestly really didn`t seem fazed by it. i understand the mans reaction of punching him because it`s normally a parent`s first instinct to defend their children but i really am not sure the father even got a good look at the man before he punched him because he literally just ran at him, i`m guessing he may not have known. i really believe that the man`s disability is at fault for his behavior and if he was not mentally disabled this would not have happened. i`ve worked with people who`ve had downs syndrome and their maturity levels are that of toddlers. so basically i see both sides but i really belief if the father saw the mental disability of the man he probably would`ve just removed his child from the premises and yelled at him.
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Male 153
After wacthing this multple times I`m leaning twords the fater`s side, and plus his gurdian wasn`t paying attion to him therefore i`d put the responsbility of the guridan plus I`d do the same thing if sombody did that to my kid
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Male 1,182
there is just no ways its the fathers fault for protecting his kid from what he views as a

GROWN MAN taking a shot at his little boy

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Male 1,182
AHAHHAHAHA

any way its not the fathers fault.... if someone kicked my little kid i would kick there ass immediately

he probably didnt even notice this man was retarded

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Male 626
I love how the little kid was just standing there afterwards like "WTF?".

Idk what I`d do honestly... my first reaction would be to protect my child... so idk.

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Male 3,482
Not to mention, like Dracocain says, if the guy`s learned to answer and use a cellphone, then why wouldn`t he have learned the ideas of "right" and "wrong?"
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Male 3,482
Mostly leaning towards the fathers side here, though I would like to have some form of audio ot know if the kid said anything along the lines of "hey look, it`s a retard," or something.

Not to mention, the kid had apparently just walked in the store, meaning the father likely just saw some random man walk up and kick his child. I`d be pretty ready to knock someone out after that myself.

However, I do have to say this... If a fully grown man can`t control his actions, be it due to mental disability or whatever, maybe he shouldn`t be allowed the full freedoms of the rest of society.

If that guy had kicked any harder, it could have seriously jurt the kid. Not to mention, look where he aimed...

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Male 266
Well if he knows how to pick up a cell phone and talk on it then he should know not to go and kick kids, the punch wasnt the solution but I can`t say I blame the guy. Also what about this... what if he stabbed the kid or kicked him harder? Is he still protected and would everyone say "oh he is just mentally handicapped" I don`t think it works like that.
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Male 334
It`s obvious how few of you have ever interacted with a mentally disabled person. They don`t always act rationally! You can`t hold them to the same standards.

It`s people who jump to conclusions like that who throw around the word "retard," a horrible horrible word not unlike "I am a racist!."

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Male 3,819
hahahahahaha patthebaker, best avatar ever
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Male 24
I have no Idea what happened but I chuckled =)
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Male 118
The mentally disabled man has perhaps a mental age of a seven-year-old.

As a parent, I can say without a doubt I would not have punched the disabled man. I would even go further to say that if you are one of those who thinks the disabled man got what he deserves, neither you or your offspring are going to find much success in this world.

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Male 776
then again thats what id want to do, for the kids sake id attempt to show an example of solving the problem before hitting.
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Male 1,766
Its more instinct
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Male 776
it was an overreaction i think, the first thing id do as a dad is angrilly find out whats going on, perhaps threaten him a bit here and there and then once i know a little bit more about the situation id go and probably hit them back or something.

definately not the full charge.

plus this downs guy might not know whether or not what hes doing is bad at the time of doing it etc. i mean id prolly shout angrilly at the guy and get close to hitting him but id feel bad afterwards for sure

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Male 741
I don`t give a poo if he`s mentally ill, beat the poo out of him.
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Male 1
I`m sorry and kind of disgusted by everyone who says about giving the disabled kid a `stern talking to`. My son is 2 1/2 and if anyone even hurt a hair on his head, I would knock them to the ground. Disabled or not, you should know better. And if you don`t? Then you shouldn`t be as free as he was. I`m sorry, but I am 100% on the fathers side with this one.
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Male 3,310
Complete over reaction. Your precious snowflake didn`t even fall down. Hopefully that man is in jail and that retard in an institution.
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Male 437
2 immoral things happen here a grown man hit a child and a man hit somebody retarded .immoral,yet halerious
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Male 3,819
I don`t give a poo if you have down syndrome, you should know better than to kick a freakin child. Being disabled doesn`t give you a free pass to be a dickhead.
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Male 123
There are so many implications and considerations to take into account when judging this scenario that I really don`t want to think about it.
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Male 416
I`d punch him just for fun
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Male 285
its irrelevent that the guy has downs .. he hit a kid and a parent will only see that
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Male 807
100% deserved.

I hate little kids too.

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Female 513
I think it was an over-reaction on the father`s side, but then again - it is his kid and he didn`t know really if the guy was going to stop right? The woman may not be the guy`s guardian. Many people with DS don`t need guardians if they`ve been raised properly and not shoved through foster homes ending up incredibly sheltered. If she was his guardian, then yes, she should have kept a closer eye on him but - sh*t happens. The kid was no worse for wear by the little tap he got. The father over-reacted but looked like he realized his mistake after the fact. Not sure how the guy felt though; maybe a concussion, who knows. Not good at any rate. :(
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Female 5,139
"I see what you are saying, I would have probably grabbed him by the collar and yelled a lot, but I know hit him or not, I couldn`t have stayed calm. I have a niece and a nephew that I am very protective of.. its an instinct. (I keep them 33% of the time.. so they are in a sense.. my kids too.)"

I love how its 33%
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i find it quite adorable that you know the exact amount of time you spend with them xD

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Female 5,139
That made me laugh..im sick..
when he just walked over and kicked the kid i mean....how random..
i cant hear what was said, though.
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Male 8,302
> Abacab2112
> The guy with Down`s Syndrome doesn`t get card blanc

LMAO - its "carte blanche" - from the French for "white paper" - the military term for surrender, originally "charte blanche". The idea of sending a piece of white paper to your conqueror is that he can write his own terms on it, ie he has free reign to demand whatever he likes from you.

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Female 1,516
I saw this the other day. It made me think for a good, long while. It`s hard to say who was in the wrong. The quickness that the mother reacted made it seem like it was just an automatic response to seeing her child in danger. She probably didn`t size up the situation. It was a non-lethal attack, so I am going with the age old saying, "An eye for an eye." I feel bad about the Down`s man, but I hope he was able to learn a lesson, and I hope nobody was seriously hurt.
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Male 138
I woulda knocked his ass outt
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Female 660
GothicQueen,I got a cousin with down and he`s not violent,just overly excited.He was taught not to kick people..But every ones different so I can get where you`re coming from.But I think it`s more of a instant reaction on the father`s part. He didn`t continue to hit beat the guy up and it`s obvious he noticed it after the punch
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Male 2,344
I would have maybe shoved him but knocking him out, what are you thinking? I mean, he MUST not have known that the guy was down syndrome.
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Male 5,620
I see what you are saying, I would have probably grabbed him by the collar and yelled a lot, but I know hit him or not, I couldn`t have stayed calm. I have a niece and a nephew that I am very protective of.. its an instinct. (I keep them 33% of the time.. so they are in a sense.. my kids too.)
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Male 2,422
I`m all for beating annoying children, but he wasn`t even doing anything. DS guy got what he deserved.
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Male 2,148
That kid looked fine. The guy probably over reacted, but I`ll bet he felt ok about it later, though, because I`m sure the guardian chewed him out for beating up a retarded guy (when really it`s her job to look after/control him).
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Female 4,376
V Very true. She should have been keeping watch on the guy in the first place but I was just speaking from the side of if it had been my kid. I just personally wouldn`t have punched the guy.
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Male 5,620
GothicQueen.. what about his guardian? She let him wonder off in a public place, and talk on a cell phone.. where does responsibility come in to play?
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Female 4,376
Um...he idn`t really "kick" the kid hard. It was more like a light tap. I was expecting it to be like some kind of kick in the face.

I wouldn`t have punched the guy but I would have firmly told him that what he did wasn`t nice and he should apologize.. And I only say this because I have been friends with people who have had far worse than down syndrome and it truly isn`t their fault. They just excite and anger easily.

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Male 762
I watched this yesterday , i cant remeber what it was but it was linked of a post off IAB , didn`t even think to link it , funny stuff though i dont think he`s in a wrong . Anyone kicks my kids ill punch them in the sack !
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Male 1,825
why the hell did he kick the kid? drat that guy, even if he is disabled, he`s an non-nice individual
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Male 341
I don`t care if you`re retarded or not. If you touch my kid like that, I would have knocked your lights out.
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Male 432
That`s a tough situation. The guy with Down`s Syndrome doesn`t get card blanc to do something like that, though. That`s just ridiculous. I think I`d just chew him out. If he injured my kid, then it`d be lights out.
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Male 435
Id Punch Him
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Male 5,620
I would have hit him, and when I found out he was retarded, punched the "guardian."
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Male 1,091
haha smthin just snapped in that retarded guy... and yeah, i`d hit him too, the kid looked terrified!
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Male 5,970
I think it was unnecessary, but I wouldn`t say either of the ways are bad.

For punching him, the guy just walked in (it looked like) and he might not have known the guy was disabled and it could have just been a reaction, I mean hey, its his son.

For not punching him, it was a little unnecessary to hit him because he barley kicked the kid, at least give the guy a warning and see why he did it before just straight up KO`ing him

In conclusion, I am not taking either side

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Female 660
I kinda loled for a second,guess I`m a bad person

If it was my kid,I would have gone apesh*t too,then be like,"whoa...darn,he`s disable..f*ck" But I would still be pissed,but less and in an non physical way

seriously that kid looks so adorable skipping in,all carefree...like who wouldn`t freak out if you got kick in the nads

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Female 15,763
I think that was just parental instinct kicking in. Someone hurts my child, I`m not stopping to ask if they`re mentally disabled.
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Male 742
AWESOMESAUCE
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Male 5
one word: fantastic
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Male 544
Yeah, I think I would punch the guy`s lights out too.
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Male 24
Link: Man With Downs Syndrome KO`d For Kicking Toddler [Rate Link] - On one hand he kicked your child, on the other hand, he is disabled, what would you do?
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