As noted before, some left wing blogs and a law professor commenterhere have asserted that the union guy who punched Steven Crowder several times in the face must have been acting in some manner of self defense because a video shows the attacker getting up from the ground before he threw punches.
The video does not show how the union guy ended up on the ground, but it does show that Crowder was several feet away and not physically threatening the union guy before the attack.
Via Jim Treacher back on December 14, another video I had not seen before shows the union guy taunting and trying to confront Crowder prior to the attack:
The following video was shot before the attack on Steven Crowder in Lansing last Tuesday. If you want to “selectively edit” it yourself, you can skip to the 1:10 mark. That’s where Tony the Union Goon, the attacker whose last name is still unknown, first appears: