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“The 3rd ID Does Not Condone This Behavior…..”

In July, a soldier in complete uniform went off over an incident at Savannah, Georgia mall parking lot.

We’re going to show you the video, and then a news report on the incident. First, the video. This video is not safe for work as there is some strong language and some violence against a woman.

There are lots of issues with this guy’s behavior. First and foremost is his reaction itself. It’s a parking space. At a mall. On a sunny day. With a child. Have some sense of what is important in this world. In the scheme of things, a parking space is not worth getting that upset about.

Secondly, is the physical attack on the women the man is with. As you can see, he twists her arm and pushes her down toward the trunk of the car. She will probably never file charges on him, but if he has anger issues like this over a parking space, that should be a red flag to his future behavior and treatment of the woman.

Third, when someone off camera says “calm down, you’re in the Army,” the man responds with “F*** the Army! F*** America!”

Yeah, that’s going to make his superiors in the Army happy.

Fourth, we are really beginning to tire of people who whip out their phones to record something instead of stepping up to the plate and trying to intervene or help. People watched and recorded as the woman he is with is assaulted by him instead of trying to help and protect her. To us, that’s unacceptable.

WSAV Channel 3 out of Savannah, Georgia has more on the incident:

This soldier is in deep trouble and rightfully so.

However, we love the comment from the 3rd ID saying they “do not condone this type of behavior.”

Well, that’s good to know.

Guys like this do the military a great disservice in incidents like this. They also add to the notion that men can’t control themselves.

But most of all, incidents like these make you wonder what part of the man thinks his actions were acceptable? What sort of a man assaults the woman he is with because of an altercation with others over a parking space?

Someone needs a priority adjustment.



7 Responses to ““The 3rd ID Does Not Condone This Behavior…..””

  1. brian says:

    You said, “Fourth, we are really beginning to tire of people who whip out their phones to record something instead of stepping up to the plate and trying to intervene or help. People watched and recorded as the woman he is with is assaulted by him instead of trying to help and protect her. To us, that’s unacceptable.” You would be crazy to confront that guy. I say, call the cops.

    • AAfterwit says:

      brian,

      Thank you for the comment.

      This is not a case of either calling the cops or trying to help and protect the woman. Both can be done. However, it appears that neither were done. If you watch the television report, they say that the man was arrested by military police, even though the alleged assault did not happen on any military property. (And yes, calling the police would be considered “help” to us.)

      To us, that means that instead of calling the police, and or instead of trying to help protect the woman, people were more concerned with making a recording.

      There are certainly differently levels of “confrontation” – everything from verbally telling the guy to back off to physically confronting him by pushing him away. Even distracting him from attacking the woman works for us.

      Instead, people whip out their cameras to record thinking “this is gonna look awesome on YouTube and WorldStar!”

      The question that we would ask you is if the woman being assaulted was your mother, sister, wife, girlfriend or even a friend, would you rather people did actually did something to try and stop the attack, or would you be happy with someone doing nothing other than filming the incident?

      We know our answer.

      Respectfully, YMMV.

      Thanks again for the comment.

      A. Afterwit.

    • Cc says:

      I’m big enough to defend myself and any woman from that asshat. One little thump on his forehead would end the problem.

  2. Percy says:

    Obviously this mans behaviour is not acceptable and he clearly has anger/mental health issues. However, he is clearly in a rage mode and not thinking rationally, to verbally or physically confront him would only escalate the immediate situation, back off and call the cops. In this case I believe standing up for the right thing would only serve to escalate and aggravate an already bad situation. You cannot rationalize with an irrational individual. Looked to me like his girlfriend was used to this behavior and trying to bring him back down to reality (watch how she turns away from him and always seems to lean away, almost like she’s expecting to get hit, like a gun shy dog). Don’t get me wrong, his behavior is completely unacceptable and this woman needs help but I wonder if all the bystanders verbally yelling at him and filming him played a part in making a bad situation worse. I’m all for standing up for what is right but it doesn’t always work when dealing with someone who is mentally unstable. Best to get outside help immediately involved to protect his wife/girlfriend or jump in and physically subdue him, not just stand on the outskirts and aggravate the situation.

    • AAfterwit says:

      Percy,

      Thanks for the comment.

      We don’t have an issue with the police getting involved as in some cases, that may be the best course of action. One of our friends is from the area and said that the talk in the town was that no one called the police while this was going on. People filmed and stood around but no one did anything.

      That’s our issue.

      We grew up in a different time where people looked out for each other and helped in times of stress and need. Now it seems all we do is grab a cell phone and take a video or something like that.

      A. Afterwit.

  3. Percy says:

    I guess I’ll just be thankful that I use my cell for phone calls and I’m to slow/clumsy to catch anything interesting on video as I sure don’t want to be a part of that crowd.

    • AAfterwit says:

      Percy,

      Thanks for the comment.

      Knowing you and your past comments here, we have no doubt that you would have picked up the phone and called the police to make sure they were on their way as the woman was being assaulted.

      That is what we mean by “intervening” or “taking action” other than whipping out the phone to film the incident.

      Thanks again.

      A. Afterwit.

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