Originally posted by KegBert:
I don't know how drunk he was maybe he was blackout drunk, maybe he wasn't, either way it doesn't make what he did ok. I was just simply pointing out that if you are to the point where you are black out drunk you really don't know what your doing and have no control over your actions. Again not saying its an excuse for what he did, simply that's its very possible he was not aware of it at the time because he was so intoxicated. From your post it sounds like you have been in this state so I'm sure you understand what I'm talking about.
First of all, it's just alcohol. It's not LSD or PCP. No matter how drunk you are, you don't think you can fly, or think giant spiders are chasing you. Unless you are taking hard narcotics, you can still understand the world around you. If you drink and don't stop, you will either pass out, puke, and / or suffer brain damage or die from alcohol poisoning. As long as there is no brain damage, the brain works just fine, it just has less oxygen. Lack of oxygen to the brain does not cause you to lose control over your actions. You know if you are being violent or assaulting someone, etc., you just care less about the consequences of your actions.
"I hit him because I was drunk" -- b******t. You hit him because you didn't care about the consequences of your actions.
Second, if Brooks was anywhere near, as you say, "black out" drunk, he wouldn't have been able to stand up on his own, much less hit a target three times with a beer bottle.