http://www.channelcincinnati.com/news/2676849/detail.html It bothers me that the forum on our local news station is filled with people hating each other. I have black, pakistani (sp?), indian, and white friends, but if one of them took a swing at a police officer, then I would expect the police to go back at them. The same applies to myself, so I would never do that. I mean, if a police officer responds to a location where you are at, do you call him names (watch the video.. he says something like "Little Debbie, white boy, redneck") and then take a swing while stating "My momma taught me this"? I think right there defines the problem. Parents need to step up to the plate, and become a parent, not just a biological father or mother. Teach your children to listen to authority, and that extends even into the school systems, but I won't go there. If I were in that situation (the victim's), I think I would have stopped when the officer said to, and follow further directions. How hard is that? Even still, he was just acting weird, even the firefighters' transmission was he was "a nuisance". So I doubt the police were going to arrest him. They may have told him to just go home, or have him transported to a hospital to be checked out by a physician. As always, it will take time to sort through all the tapes and audio transmissions to get a full view, but the preliminary view is that the gentleman should have obeyed the officers' commands. But evidently, he had something to hide or something to run for, so he took a swing to get an advantage. You get what you ask for.