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Ex-girlfriend: Patterson didn't commit domestic violence

The ex-girlfriend of state Rep. Daniel Patterson said Sunday night that he "never hit or committed domestic violence against me."
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Mar 26, 2012, 11:11 am
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Patterson, who’s about 6 feet 3 inches tall and weights about 250 pounds, said he feared for his safety…

I’m going to take issue with his physical stats being worked in, as if his physical stature makes his feeling threatened ridiculous or something. His physical stats are completely irrelevant, and putting them in the story implies that the rules should be different for him or something concerning his safety.

Dylan, you’ve met me, so you know I’m telling the truth when I say that I personally am 6’4”, and I weigh over 300 pounds. I also have amateur boxing experience. That said, I too have felt my physical safety threatened from the so-called “mentally ill”.

In a hand-to-hand situation with the individuals of whom I speak, no, I never felt a threat. However, due to their mental instability and pension for doing things that make sense only to them, I have legitimately felt that they’re very capable of going for a knife or bringing a gun into work to start shooting or something like that. Don’t laugh, the crime pages are rife with these sorts of things happening far too often…both in domestic settings and in the workplace, most of them with tragic results. And, in almost every case, the perpetrator is labeled “mentally ill”.

I can tell you that with my size, strength, and experience…a gun will kill me just as dead as it would kill anyone else, and a knife would cut me open just as easily as it would cut open anyone else.

More than once in my past I have discovered the hard way that, because of my size, the rules seem to be different for me…even when I was defending myself. Things are probably this way because of the prevalent attitude that compelled Dylan to work this guy’s physical stats into this story.

It ain’t right.

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