Originally Posted by Hectic
That's what I'm arguing though mate, it's not kill or be killed. At least, not in this case. It's a group of teenagers who ultimately, did nothing. They made a feeble attempt to trip him up, and when that failed they didn't do anything to suggest real violence. You are saying that he should have battered them anyway, just so that next time, they wouldn't end up punching him. But whose to say they would anyway?
Defending you rights is one thing, but punching up kids because they act a bit daft is extreme, or at least I think it is. You paint a very scary picture of what kids are like. In reality, not every group of kids want to batter innocent people, chances are most wouldn't. Why retaliate so violently anyway? Surely a word or two would be far better in every respect then resulting to such extremes.
I never said initially to beat the living fuck out the lad, I said if he tried to punch you, considering the others were also saying shit as per Noodles first post, then I would hit the lad who did and the others would run and if they wanted some then hit them too. But they wouldn;t because bullies are terrified when the victims