Joe Mixon Amelia Molitor

middle-age American living in New Jersey near the Lincoln Tunnel «« Joe Mixon and Amelia Molitor are in the news with a video of her initiating physical violence. With one punch Joe breaks the face of Amelia, and most people are outraged he was not more severely punished. The disparity of physical power between the two was so large Joe’s punch could have killed Amelia, but didn’t. I understand Joe’s punch broke bones in Amelia’s face leaving Amelia physically scarred. I watched the vid at least ten times pausing multiple times at key points. It is clear Joe is stepping away when Amelia initiates aggressive physical contact, and then she slaps Joe . . . Joe’s reaction broke Amelia’s face. It’s not legit for me to claim it was terrible to watch in the same text that I claim to watch and rewatch with multiple pauses, so I won’t. I wish I could say something to capture the horror of the moment. The immense power breaking the face of this college women . . . it was ugly. If the same video played out with any two other people without such disparities: race, strength, athletic ability, footwear, and gender . . . If it were two women the fault would immediately point to Amelia for starting it. If it were Amelia at seventeen and a pre-puberty-age brother, then the parents would likely scold Amelia. This assuming the pre-puberty age boy’s punch would have been blocked or if it landed would have been harmless. Amelia’s victim status like the fiance of Ray Rice who was pulled unconscious out of an elevator is hers bases on how grossly outpowered she was, but Amelia like the Ray Rice fiance did initiate violence, and did provoke a response. If I could only play the video again with a pause before Amelia lunged forward at Joe and got a message to her . . . . sit down . . . gather yourself . . . the outcome would have likely excluded violence. »» about me 302-990-2346 contact us


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middle-age American living in New Jersey near the Lincoln Tunnel
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