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Comedian Katt Williams Sucker Punches Teen’s Face

Katt Williams delivers a powerful blow while boxingKatt Williams has been having a hard time keeping his hands to himself. After typing that sentence, I now realize more clarity is necessary: Katt Williams has been having a hard time keeping his hands to himself and keeps trying to start fights with people (non-sexually).

The comedian’s latest skirmish can be seen on World Star Hip Hop — and it’s probably his most embarrassing. Apparently, Katt Williams sucker-punched a 17-year-old kid at a soccer game in Georgia last week. Which is… I mean… come on, Katt. Come on.

From Comedian to Bare-Fist Fighter

Let’s put this into context. Katt Williams is a 42-year-old man, and that’s an age which, if I’m understanding correctly, is well into the range of “people who are old enough to know better.” He’s also a famous person with an increasingly crumbly reputation, and I don’t think it takes a neuroscience degree to know that celebrities have a harder time getting away with crimes than regular people. Especially in today’s world, where all creatures great and small are readily equipped with cell-phones doubling as video cameras.

Katt Williams is also already looking at charges for other violent crimes that he’s committed in, like, the past month or something. Just a few weeks ago he beat up one of his own bodyguards for not helping him commit crimes. And just one day later he got arrested for going behind the counter at a pool store and punching one of the employees (he also allegedly threw goggles at the guy, as a diversion).

And keep in mind that he and Suge Knight are still waiting on their trial for robbing a photographer in Los Angeles back in 2014.

What I’m saying is that Katt Williams, for whatever reason, seems to actively be working against his own self-interest. Because no reasonable criminal would punch an underage kid while being investigated for multiple other crimes. That being said, here’s my hypothesis: if Williams isn’t engaging in a valiant campaign of self-sabotage, then he’s definitely trying to rebrand himself as rogue fist fighter. At this point, there just aren’t very many explanations left.

If You Can’t Respect ‘Em, Fight ‘Em

Your elders, I mean. This is maybe one of Katt Williams’s mantras, based on his excuse for fighting a 17-year-old at a soccer game.

Most grown-ups, when confronted with a mouthy teen, are aware that teens are angsty, and this fact alongside many others keeps adults from taking their insults too personally. There are reasons why teens are considered minors instead of adults, and one of them is immaturity. That’s why it’s hard to send criminal teens to grown-up jail — their minds aren’t friggin fully developed yet. Puberty, as many of us remember all too well, is very effective at distorting reality. Teens are again and again proving the timeless fact that, often enough, they know not what they do.

Katt Williams is no teen. And when he somehow wound up in a verbal altercation with one, in public, he should’ve remembered this. As any seasoned parent will tell you: to argue with a teen is to fall in a trap.

Well, Katt Williams activated the shit out of 17-year-old Luke Wash’s trap when he sucker-punched the kid in front of a punch of people. The trap did two things: it turned on the video cameras of any witnesses who weren’t already filming, and it got Katt Williams tackled to the ground. Voila! World Star video!

There’s really no argument — if Katt Williams wants to blame someone for the viral video of a teen putting him in a chokehold, all he has to do is find a mirror.

Disorderly Conduct For Two, Please!

So here we are. Katt Williams and his teenage nemesis Luke Wash, unable to set aside their differences and enjoy a game of soccer, earned themselves a double warrant for disorderly conduct. I mean, I guess they each got their own warrant, but still, two warrants for the same crime are basically a double warrant.

Does Katt Williams feel bad about it? Probably not, based on what he said onstage at his comedy show later that week:

“Even though we’re the same size, you’re a little boy; I’m a grown-ass man. I just want you to have a bloody mouth so you can have that lesson later — that that’s what happens when you say slick shit to grown-ass men.”

Yikes. Katt Williams, for some reason, is REALLY pissed off about whatever this teen said to him at a soccer game. So pissed, in fact, that he even messaged Luke Wash on Instagram to challenge him to a rematch. Of course, he probably sent that message before he realized that the teen wasn’t 19. That’s Katt’s defense, by the way. That he thought Luke Wash was 19. We’ll see how that one goes.

While disorderly conduct isn’t a life-ruining charge on its own, it certainly does not do Katt Williams any favors, since it’s essentially the icing on a funfetti cake of other crimes. If he doesn’t have a clever lawyer, there’s probably a good chance that his latest spat will get him locked up. His bond has already been revoked and everything.

There’s a lesson or two in Katt Williams’s case. The first is, obviously, don’t stomp your feet when you’re already on thin ice. The second is a lesson on taking chances: don’t.

When I say don’t take chances, I’m referring specifically to legal representation. Even if you’re looking at charges that aren’t terribly severe, that fact doesn’t’ mean it’s a good idea to let things sort themselves out. Legal representation ensures that little crimes aren’t on your record as bigger than they should be, and most importantly, that they don’t snowball and land you in a Katt Williams-ish situation later on down the road.

At Turner Law Offices, P.C., our team of attorneys has years of experience working with clients across a wide range of cases related to violent crimes — and that certainly includes disorderly conduct. The best way to secure a satisfactory resolution in any such case is to take action as soon as possible, so don’t wait! Call today, or go online to set up your free initial consultation, and meet with a skilled lawyer who’s ready and waiting to get you on track toward the justice you deserve.

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