Chapter 10 - aggresion

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Chapter 10 Opener Deadly Aggression at a Youth Hockey Game CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts (CNN) -- Jurors found Thomas Junta guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the beating death of Michael Costin at a hockey practice attended by sons of both men. The deadly fight between the two fathers took place at an ice rink in Reading, Massachusetts, on July 5, 2000. The two men got into fights after arguing over rough play between their sons during a hockey practice. A medical examiner described "a lot of trauma" on Costin's body, saying he suffered deep hemorrhages on the left side of his neck and a torn artery in the brain. Several witnesses testified that they saw Junta beating Costin. However, Junta testified he was kneeling next to Costin during the second fight, unable to get away because Costin held him by the wrist. One witness said, "He was on top of him, straddling him… and pounding him on the left side of his head." Another witness, a college student, said he saw Costin come at Junta with a punch when Junta re-entered the rink after leaving following the first altercation. On Wednesday, Junta took the stand and said Costin attacked him twice and that he punched the smaller man no more than three times during the second, fatal, altercation. Speaking in a deep but soft voice, Junta struggled at times to maintain his composure on the witness stand, insisting he acted only in self-defense and saying he had no idea how seriously Costin was injured after the second fight. As jurors deliberated Friday, the father of the dead man said he forgave Junta. "We need to put this behind us," You can imagine what this family is going through. I don't think his kid needs to go to school and be told, 'Your father is a murderer.' Let's put a closure on this. I'm not saying he's a saint; he did wrong and he realizes it." 1.1
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Source: http://archives.cnn.com/2002/LAW/01/11/hockey.dads.trial/ 2
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Chapter 10 Hurting Others: Why We Become Aggressive ( 07:14:46 ; 39 Pages; 0 Words; 0 Characters) 1.3
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If you go to the movies tonight, you may well choose one of the more violent ones, in which you’ll see depictions of assaults, kidnappings, murders, rapes, wars, and executions. If you turn on the TV or surf the Internet you’ll likely see news reports of the real thing – more assaults, kidnappings, murders, rapes, wars, and executions. Indeed, there seems to be more and more violence every day, and we all live with the constant fear of terrorism by weapons of mass destruction. We suffer from aggression in our everyday life. When we get in our cars we may become the victim of road rage in which aggressive drivers attack us, or we may play violent video games that involve – well, more murder and killing. Even relaxing by watching sports on TV will lead us to see violence, as baseball players purposely bean each other with fastballs and hockey players start violent fistfights. Indeed, the statistics on violence are sobering at many levels [Dutton, 2005 #4801; (Staub, 1989).
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