A 20 year old turned himself in after being identified in the videotaped beating of a man in Baltimore. The ugly crime involved the drunken victim being pick-pocketed and then beaten when he moves to recover his property. The crowd steals his belongings and clothes as they laugh at him.
His defense lawyer, however, disgustingly suggests that,
“It’s not the punch that has aroused so much anger — it’s the humiliation after the punch, the disrobing of the guy and going through his pockets,” Brown said. “He wasn’t involved in any of that and has no real association with those people.”
Yep. Ignore the pickpocketing. Ignore the assault and battery. What those other people did after my client’s violent crime was really out-of-line and uncalled for, wasn’t it?!