Mike Tyson, who became the heavyweight champion of the world in 1986 at age 20, and compiled a record of 50-6-2, won’t be charged for repeatedly boxing a fellow passenger in the face on a flight from California to Florida. The incident took place about a month ago. Let’s see why the prosecutor chose not to prosecute this time.
San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said there was a mixture of reasons he chose not to prosecute Mike Tyson. After reviewing videos and speaking to Tyson and the victim, it seemed that Tyson was instigated by a drunk man who refused to stop bothering him. He even through a bottle of water… at the former heavyweight champion of the world!
Tyson had obliged the man by taking a selfie with him, but then the man, seated right behind Tyson, just would not stop being a pest. Tyson, who had had enough of the man, asked him to stop bothering him, but when he didn’t, this is what happened:
Now, we all know that, had Tyson wanted to hurt this guy, he would have. But here’s the outcome of the bashing:
Barely a scratch.
Now, it’s important to point out that the prosecutor in this case is in California. And we know that, as a general rule, people aren’t prosecuted there. Not that Mike Tyson necessarily deserved it. I mean, for Tyson, what he did was akin to a tickle. I mean, look at that guy! Mike Tyson looked like he pummeled him!
But liberal states like California have been light on crime too long. According to the Los Angeles Times, “[t]wo-thirds of registered voters in California believe crime has risen in their neighborhoods, according to a recent UC Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies poll co-sponsored by the Los Angeles Times. Just over half of voters surveyed said Newsom is doing a poor job on crime and public safety, up 16 percentage points from 2020.”
With all of that in mind, should Mike Tyson have been prosecuted? Sound off in the comments!