Ever ran into somebody who was just begging for a fight, but the crispness of their polo warns you that they’re probably going to try to sue you after you kick their ass?
If you live in Washington, you don’t have to worry about this because Washington has a very cool law that allows two citizens to engage in fisticuffs as long as both parties agree to it.
Fighting to resolve a conflict has been a part of human nature long before we ever discovered fire or stopped living in caves. However, there’s very little honor left these days so you have to be careful who you fight, you never know who’s going to cry and tattle tale because they lost. Watch video of these real-life combat in action on the next page
In Seattle, there are actual laws that allow two adults to enter into fair combat (One guy can’t have a knife, etc) on their own free will without breaking the law. As far as laws go, this one makes a lot of sense. Wild brawls on the streets are dangerous for the participants and anybody in the vicinity, but formalizing things adds a certain degree of class that ultimately makes the street fight a lot safer.
The legal definition of mutual combat is as follows:
“A fight into which both parties enter willingly, or in which two persons, upon a sudden quarrel, and in hot blood, mutually fight upon equal terms.”
In Seattle, there is a team of “superheroes” that roam the streets in costumes looking for anyone that wants to start something.
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