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13 year old charge with felony...

CaliFFLCaliFFL Senior MemberKaniksu Nat'l Forest, IDPosts: 5,486 Senior Member
...aggravated battery against a police officer for a snowball.

I guess he's lucky the cop didn't shoot him. It is Chicago.



http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140221/south-austin/snowball-thrown-at-cop-leads-felony-for-boy-13-outrage-from-residents
When our governing officials dismiss due process as mere semantics, when they exercise powers they don’t have and ignore duties they actually bear, and when we let them get away with it, we have ceased to be our own rulers.

Adam J. McCleod


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  • RazorbackerRazorbacker Senior Member God's countryPosts: 4,646 Senior Member
    I've read the link a few times now and I think there's more to this story than is in the article.
    But taking things at face value it's a ridiculous over charge.
    A black kid born in Chicago is statistically doomed. Poverty, Prison, or worse.But over a snowball??
    Teach your children to love guns, they'll never be able to afford drugs
  • CaliFFLCaliFFL Senior Member Kaniksu Nat'l Forest, IDPosts: 5,486 Senior Member
    I've read the link a few times now and I think there's more to this story than is in the article.

    I'm having a harder time believing cops anymore. Especially urban cops.


    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/02/22/new-jersey-man-escapes-5-year-sentence-after-dash-cam-footage-clears-him-indicts-cops/
    When our governing officials dismiss due process as mere semantics, when they exercise powers they don’t have and ignore duties they actually bear, and when we let them get away with it, we have ceased to be our own rulers.

    Adam J. McCleod


  • SlanteyedshootistSlanteyedshootist Senior Member Corvallis, OregonPosts: 3,947 Senior Member
    Ray Fields, "Snowballs are bad, mmmkay?"
    The answer to 1984 is 1776
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    Sorry LEOs, I gotta ask...........................


    Did it dislodge the doughnut outta the cops hand :tooth:

    It does seem absurd, on the face of it from what we know, anyhow.
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
    Words of wisdom from Big Chief: Flush twice, it's a long way to the Mess Hall
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  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Under a logPosts: 27,457 Senior Member
    Back when I was in high school there were a couple of city cops that directed traffic when school let out for the day to get the buses out of the driveway at the school. One day my senior year it started snowing and school let out early. Had a few inches of snow on the ground by then. I was on the second wave of buses so I had to wait a while. A bunch of my friends and I were at the snack shop across the street and a snowball fight broke out. The first wave of buses had left and they were waiting for the second wave to show up.

    One of the guys threw a snowball at the closest cop and hit him in the back. He turned to see where it came from, and he and his partner lost no time making snowballs and throwing them at us. We had a good 10-15 minutes of fun, and then the buses showed up. Those two cops were laughing just as hard as us as we crossed the street to get on our buses. Still don't know who had the most fun, or who won the snowball fight.

    Times sure have changed since then.
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  • MississippiBoyMississippiBoy Senior Member Ridgeland, MSPosts: 819 Senior Member
    tennmike wrote: »
    Back when I was in high school there were a couple of city cops that directed traffic when school let out for the day to get the buses out of the driveway at the school. One day my senior year it started snowing and school let out early. Had a few inches of snow on the ground by then. I was on the second wave of buses so I had to wait a while. A bunch of my friends and I were at the snack shop across the street and a snowball fight broke out. The first wave of buses had left and they were waiting for the second wave to show up.

    One of the guys threw a snowball at the closest cop and hit him in the back. He turned to see where it came from, and he and his partner lost no time making snowballs and throwing them at us. We had a good 10-15 minutes of fun, and then the buses showed up. Those two cops were laughing just as hard as us as we crossed the street to get on our buses. Still don't know who had the most fun, or who won the snowball fight.

    Times sure have changed since then.

    This was pretty much the first thing I thought of when I read that article.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAcFWdQymPQ

    He should've made his own snowball and thrown it right back at him, instead of arresting him....
  • horselipshorselips Senior Member Posts: 3,628 Senior Member
    If the boy was throwing rocks, I'd say, "Book him, Danno." Rocks can cause serious injury, even kill. But snowballs? But then, look at it from the cop's point of view. An arrest takes him off the mean streets for a time. It's cold outside, but he'll be safe and warm doing the obligatory paperwork. He might even get overtime pay when this case goes to court. There's a lot in this for the cop.
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