Was I right? or was I wrong? Confused? - page 3
tonight, was the first time in 7 days i went out. i was asked by a friend, and a few of the local police if i wanted to come up to a local tavern and play darts with them. well the night turned... Read More
Dec 2, '02Occupation: Retired Specialty: 15 year(s) of experience in Corrections, Psych, Med-Surg ; From: US ; Joined: Aug '02; Posts: 2,246; Likes: 48ocankhe--very good.
Dec 14, '02Occupation: Clinic, HHC, Peds Joined: Jul '02; Posts: 567; Likes: 14Hi Rick,
I hope your recovered by now. You did the right thing, all things considered. I hope your pressing charges against those *%#&#*@*! I think you need to take a different marshall art class. I suggest JUDO. Judo is great in that you use body mechanics and your attackers force against them. The intention is not to hurt someone, but to put them down on the ground, giving you the chance to stay on your feet and flee or to put them down again if they get back up to fight. Judo teaches you to deflect and reverse force. I'm so sorry this happened to you. Seems to me the only whimps in the place were the ones who didn't try to help you but just stood there, knees knocken, for fear that they might get hit. I'd be po'd that everyone else in the place didn't gang up on these two criminals and help out. You were the only brave person in the place. I would've jumped in there to help you. You need new party buddies.
Jan 11, '03Occupation: semi-retired Specialty: 50 year(s) of experience in Psych, Derm,Eye,Ortho,Prison,Surg,Med, ; Joined: Jan '03; Posts: 187; Likes: 17YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO DEFEND YOURSELF AGAINST ANYONE
WHO ATTACKS YOU REGARDLESS OF WHETHER YOU ARE A
NURSE, DOCTOR OR CABINETMAKER.
I DO NOT BELIEVE YOU DID THE RIGHT THING !!
Jan 11, '03Occupation: RN, MS home health Joined: Aug '02; Posts: 7,472; Likes: 49If your going to hit me make it count cause you don't want me getting up........
Horrible temper I keep in check but I would let no one beat me without a fight,
I have been mugged twice and sexually assaulted.
You have to do what is right for you, not what is right for us.
God I hope your okay,
Jan 12, '03Joined: Jan '03; Posts: 89; Likes: 17Rick,
It's all instinct at a time like that - fight or flight. If this doesn't occur often to you then instinct is the course. In my much younger years I had several similar situations where in the 20-20 hindsight I felt I really should have done something different, but the hindsight thing is ridiculous. You put yourself at risk for another's sake so that's honorable and heroic in my opinion. Now I've worked at a chemical dependency unit for 5 years and have had so many belligerent intoxicated people swing at me that i'm used to it, and I'm trained to take 'em down if I have to without hurting them, but what i've learned over the years is: the most important person in the equation is: me.
you tough guy.
Jan 12, '03Joined: Aug '02; Posts: 38,000; Likes: 37,179Just wanted to tell you I'm disenchanted by the system. I served my first jury duty on a case where the guy got off for something similar to what you are describing. His behavior was witnessed directly by a cop. But 2 members of the jury refused to listen to the facts. The victim really got messed up. But it was a cop who witnessed it, and the jury members were obviously anti-cop. Soooooo, I'm glad you are o.k. But please be real careful in the future, even if you are with cops!
Jan 12, '03Joined: Apr '02; Posts: 4,738; Likes: 104Rick: Take care of yourself. I'm glad you weren't more hurt than you were.