Originally Posted by VCURamFan
Yeah, the old guy could easily have ended it a lot earlier, but he kept talking. Not that I'm a master in legalese or whatever, but I'd guess that since the black guy hit him first, he's the one who'll be charged. I don't really know, though.
I doubt it would be that cut and dry. The video clearly shows that they were both antagonizing each other. I'm not a lawyer either, but I do know that just because somebody hits you first does not mean that you can go overboard and viciously assault that person. Now, I'm not saying that the old guy was really overboard either though, he did get up and move away even though he kept talking crap. I probably would have reacted the same way if somebody was standing over me and then threw a punch like the black guy did.
How ironic that the video ends with the camera aimed at a sign that says...
"Keep our city clean and safe, do your part"