Unarmed does not equal undangerous. Just ask Christy Mack.
I’d like to end the posting there, but I know if I do there’s going to be someone that reads more into it than the simple statement, and will make assumptions about how I stand on some current events.
The intent of my statement is simply an attempt to dispel the notion that just because someone is “unarmed” means they aren’t dangerous, or that particular responses to an unarmed threat are somehow unjustified because you don’t view them as equal responses (e.g. one is unarmed, the other is armed).
I don’t know the entirety of the Christy Mack and “War Machine” story; at this point there’s a lot of he-said-she-said going on, and the truth will eventually come out. I am not taking sides, nor do I have any dog in this fight. What appears undeniable is War Machine beat Christy with his bare hands resulting in 18 broken bones around her eyes, nose broken in 2 places, missing front teeth with several more broken, she couldn’t chew or see out of her left eye, fractured rib, severely ruptured liver from a kick to her side. She can’t walk from her leg injuries. (citation, including hospital pictures of her injuries).
Can you honestly say that an unarmed person can’t be dangerous and inflict grievous bodily harm?
Some may say this is exceptional because War Machine is a trained MMA fighter. Doesn’t matter. If someone comes up to me on the street with intent to do harm, am I supposed to ask them first “Excuse me, are you an MMA-fighter? Because I have to factor that into my response.” Regardless, there are countless stories of people getting sucker punched on the street, they fall and crack their head on the pavement and wind up brain damaged, in a coma, and/or dead. No special training on the assailant’s part; all they were was “unarmed” but still dangerous.
Please don’t read any deeper into my statement than the words themselves present. I’m not trying to make political commentary nor take a stance on any of the current events; do not assume what my stance is and put words into my mouth. My statement today is only to show how an unarmed person can cause grievous bodily harm, and say that we as a society need to move away from this false pretense that “unarmed = undangerous”.
(And yes I know… “undangerous” is not a word. Some poetic license, please. Actually, I just looked it up and it seems Doc Webster says it is.)