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People in this thread that keep making it about Johnson being black...knock it off! I don't care what color you are, if someone assaults you, you have the right to defend yourself and deliver an ass-whooping. It has nothing to do with being black or white. Grow up and stop segregating!
You are an adult. There are consequences and repercussions of improper behavior. An adult knows situations can escalate so you may want to be proactive and approach any solution civilly.
When you violate anyone's personal space be prepared to accept what happens next. He is a public official.
Accountability is a lost art. You can protest. You can disagree. You do not violate someone's rights to make a point. It defeats your cause. How important was his stance he thought a pie in the face of an elected official would make a difference.
It is unfortunate that people comment without getting all of the facts. The Mayor is a fine, upstanding man, and did what most people would have done if attacked. HE DEFENDED HIMSELF, which was his legal right. Just because you disagree with someone you do not have the right to physically assault them, which is what the pie-thrower did.
If you haven't been to the festival or seen the videos, you just won't understand. This is not an issue of eating a certain type of animal, this is about publicly torturing animals and maximizing their suffering. This is unnecessarily cruel and just horrific
dear black person, mayor johnson is a fragile flower with no ability cope with jack…its a pie. He is unfit for public service.
Dear white people...there are some things you do NOT do to black people and they include throwing things in their faces, throwing blood on real furs they purchased and spitting on them.
Three cheers for the Mayor! As for any issues with the Mayor's past it has nothing to do with being assaulted. More folks need to step up and fight back and not just keep taking the abuse from others.
Sitting peacefully and protesting. You don't deserve to get punched. Smashing the Mayor in the face-punch away.
What if the pie had acid in it? What if it was a diversion for a larger attack. I bet if the pie thrower were a Muslim you would say shoot him.
Well as the saying goes: "You gon' learn TODAY!" You cannot engage in a surprise attack on anyone and not expect a reflex. Especially a public figure who needs to remain on alert of his well-being and safety more strictly than the average person.
It goes without saying the pie-thrower was wrong. On the other hand, the mayor would have set a better example with a reaction that was more Christian-like.
He was attacked on the same property he's sexually attacked numerous young females.
But no one has commented on how the pie tasted.
Why would non Africans go to Africa...we are American,. Born here makes you American.. people are so ignorant...but pie my face imma whop your ass...nuff said..
And I might whop your ass for telling me to go somewhere I've never been, where my family is not from and doesn't live...
Good for Thompson to get his ass whipped. However, Johnson got away for apting several toddlers, so Thompson should not be charged with a felony for putting a pie in Johnson's face.
What is wrong that guy . In a way he got what he deserve. In other words don't. Take kindness for weakness. He need to think about that.
LOL, you mess with the bull you get the horns. Sage advice. When you are the one initially assaulted, you can't "assault back" as your headline suggests. It's called self defense. And in this era of uncertainty, who knows what could have been in that pie? What a dick...expect to get clocked if you hit someone in the face, with a pie OR a fist. He got what he deserved.
Downtown Sacramento looks like a depression era ghost town, KJ rigged up taxpayers to fork up a quarter billion dollars for a privately owned basketball team and the rednecks are crawling out of the woodwork to praise a beating from the crook that took the City of Sacramento to the poorhouse? The 1% just sit back and howl at you fools and wait for you to come and kiss their feet while they beat you senseless. Get a clue.
He should have just beat him like they beat the white guy in NC last night. Get all that black rage out.
Assault is assault, it doesn't matter what you used it could have been a freaking pacifier from a child... Repercussions are for everything... I would have beat the brakes off him also... Just another bleeding heart Democrat... That goes for all you other softhearted little punks out there, too, with your stupid a** with comments...
The response to the original "attack" was far too great. A pie in the face does not equal 12 full-strength blows to the face. Anyone who has ever taken a single martial arts lesson knows that you neutralize your opponent, you do NOT continue beating him once he is subdued.
@Rick Labonte, Pat Babcock--Johnson is a thug for FIGHTING BACK to an assault? What are your thoughts about thug cop who shoot unarmed citizens?
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