This, second video, of the touristed attacked at Baltimore, gives another chance to observe the attack, which is already trademarked as a cowardly “sucker punch” attack on an unsuspecting person who was just walking about his own business. The main attention moves from the attack to the response of those who are filming the incident, those who participate in it and those who are spectators of it.
What kind of society have we become that something like that can happen without anyone’s interference or, at the very least, mild protest? This is the U.S.A. year 2012, with a president who, by merely being elected, represents that progress of American society, a country that is fighting its way back into a solid economy and a country that is still the main protector of human rights and liberties around the globe.
The behavior on the video is not just criminal, it is not – in any way – brave or gangster like, because it does not take a real fight to subdue the innocent person but a cowardly blow to the back of the head, with as many as 10 people attacking the person on the ground it is fair to say that no one will call those attackers brave or strong, they simply took advantage of an innocent person. And to add insult to injury they saw the need to rob him not only of his material goods but also of his respect.
These people deserve very little respect from fellow citizens, as impoverished and poor as they may be an honest person should never deteriorate into this animal form of cruelty, mixed with the contempt for human life.