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03.12.09 72 Comments

Seven employees at a Texas imbecile asylum (that’s what they’re called nowadays, right?) have been suspended for allegedly staging a retard fight club.

“Corpus Christi Police Captain Tim Wilson says the fight clubs were uncovered when someone gave an off-duty police officer a cell phone containing videos of fights at the Corpus Christi State School. Wilson says the videos show mentally disabled adult clients punching, shoving, and striking each other while the employees watch.” [Breitbart]

“Authorities say vivid video footage captured on cellphone cameras shows staffers goading young mentally disabled male residents of the institution into physical altercations, then shoving them at each other until fights ensued.” [DallasNews both via /Film]

I think any type of fighting, even dueling, is acceptable as long as both parties are willing combatants.  And if no one’s being forced to fight, there’s nothing wrong with wanting to watch.  With retarded people it’s a tough call.  It’s hard to say whether they have the mental capacity necessary to know what they’re getting themselves into.  Plus, it’s hard to get them to sit still long enough to attach the blades to their forelimbs.

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