What are you talking about?? I never suggested that I was "appalled" at Rocky hitting the man. I never even claimed that Rocky's response was inappropriate--just that it might not have been legally justified, depending upon facts that none of us know. You're imagining things and making stuff up. I couldn't care less about what went down between Rocky and the guy he knocked out but I happen to know a little but about self-defense law, so I figured I would contribute to the discussion. Maybe you just need to reread my posts more carefully and see if you disagree with anything that I've actually written? I usually enjoy reading your posts on boxing but it seems like you have some kind of personal emotional stake in this topic that's preventing you from having a rational discussion on it. I hope you haven't had any traumatic experiences or anything, but either way you're jumping to conclusions based on your loaded generalizations about "these thugs," "life in the ghetto," "thugs just like this guy," etc. You describe them as "a bunch of thugs" and claim "that was a typical American hood with typical thugs hanging out and acting like fools," even though you know next to nothing about the situation or any of the people involved. Maybe this type of talk (and your posts about the ridiculous knockout game hype) passes for street-smart wisdom to some people around here, but to me it mostly just sounds full of generalizations and fear. Sorry if me pointing that out offends you, but I have black friends who have been in very bad situations because people assumed they were dangerous thugs and got scared.