Down syndrome or not he learned a valuable lesson that day, don't attack anyone, especially kids unless you wanna get the f*k knocked out of you lol.
so....down syndrome.....and he is on the phone.....with down syndrome.... he is capable of making a call but not capable to recognize that screaming or jumping kid is no reason for kicking..... well, second punch would teach him that....shame there was just one....
Doesnt look like the kid got kicked, looks like the guy missed completely.
I'd have done the same thing. If the guy has down syndrome then the caretaker or mother should be watching him more closely. It is never ok to kick a kid whether you are right in the head or not. I would have knocked the guy out. I wouldn't have given it a second thought. Protecting my kid. Don't care if you aren't mentally stable. If you can't be trusted in public, don't be in public. What if the guy had pounced on the kid and started throwing punches? Would people have said, "Aww, he has down syndrome. You can't blame him." Does that make the kid less of a victim?
Down syndrome? Bollocks.