Felony?! for a Child !?

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  1. RicInOR

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    Snowball Thrown at Officer Draws Felony for Boy, 13, Outrage From Residents - South Austin - DNAinfo.com Chicago

    Just from the headline I get a What, The *!$!* reaction.
    "According to police, a 13-year-old boy was charged as a juvenile with felony aggravated battery against a police officer Wednesday after he hit the officer in the arm with a snowball while the officer was parked in his vehicle in the 4900 block of West Congress Parkway about 3:20 p.m."

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    "But according to Ray Fields, an educator and resident of the block, the charge and arrest were justified.

    "If [the boy] had gotten away with it, who's to say what they'd do next? If it doesn't stick to them now, they'll be 16 or 17, and they'll have a gun,"



    Now that I have read the article, I would use a different title
    Snowballs - Gateway Weapon to Gun Violence.
     
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  2. Certaindeaf

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    Probably was the star school quarterback and the officer got an owie.
    NOT
     
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  3. BoonDocks36

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    This reminds me, of that movie Classic, "Alice's Restaurant" with Arlo sitting on the Group W Bench, for "Littering........ And........ Creating a Nuisance".

    I could Potentially view the charge of "Simple Battery, or Battery" whichever Texas has... But AGGRAVATED has a connotation to it of beyond just Battery

    Y/N ?????


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  4. ZA_Survivalist

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    While EVERYONE knows my stance on leos..
    However.. I do think the punk kid should have at least recieved some kind of punishment..

    Punk kids shouldnt be hitting anybody with anything unless its "consensual" by all parties and it really shows a lack of respect (by the teenager) for others in general..
    Again, we're seeing more and more of this "Here and now techno-web sociopathic youth generation."

    Be it caused by lack of parental supervision, media, too much drugs (or not enough), video games, other various visual desensitization stimulants.. Seems like respect, morals and empathy are out the window and social media "selfies", cyber bullying, knockout games , premarital, unplanned or even preteen pregnancies are "in".

    A felony though, is absolutely ridiculous.
     
  5. 3MTA3

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    The officer should be charged with being a wuss. When I was a kid, the cop would have peppered me back and laughed about it.
     
  6. ZA_Survivalist

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    True.
    I guess its all perception.
    If the cop saw it as an act of juvenile aggression well then yeah, He'd get the kid in "some" hot water. If he saw it as playfulness dealt by a mere child then he'd probably toss a snowball back.

    13 is a little too old to be totally child like innocent nowadays.
     
  7. idahoan

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    and police wonder why their communities don't help them solve crimes. When you treat your neighborhood that your supposed to be protecting as a military occupation, the citizens aren't going to treat them well.
     
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  8. Oregonhunter5

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    I agree. Totally.
    But in today's world, the officer would of been hammered by the media and wuss public for abusing a child. You see folks, this is what happens when the attorneys and judges run our lives...
     
  9. Genetics

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    Absolutely absurd & clearly shows what cowards we employ at the police dept.
    Worst case scenario the little piggy could of gave the child a good scare & warned him/her of the consequences of their actions.......
    now this child's life is ruined, felony charge on his record, chances of decent employment reduced by 40%, renting an apt will be a nightmare, visiting other countries IE Canada , Australia, Etc, Ruined for life! I'm getting fed up with these nefarious laws & am counting the days until the people finally take back what's rightfully theirs.
     
  10. EPS

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    Probably would have been better outcome if the cop had just got out of the car and threw one back at the kid BUT THEN AGAIN MOM WOULD HAVE CRIED POLICE BRUTALLY
     
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    yep. buncha wimps.
     
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    How do you even find a 3yo thread?
     
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    :rolleyes:
     
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    Somebody found it it showed up in my Alert's lol I don't know I just replied to it it's not the first time I don't really pay attention to the date lol
     
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    Back in the day, you just went to the kids parents. Problem solved.

    Now, parents don't believe their angel could do any wrong.

    The parents who discipline their kids, get visits from CPS.

    If you throw one back, police brutality.

    Add body cams and dash cams and cell phone cans, and you lose the ability to give warnings because any time you don't make an arrest and the idiot does something to someone else, you're now liable because he should have been in jail when he and his hoodlum friends tortured a special needs kid because he supports Trump.
     
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    But if the kid is a typical Olympia trustafarian, he probably wouldn't have turned out to be more than a skinny jean wearing, greasy headed, neck beard sporting, mouthy aspiring tattoo artist who only drinks beer with 4 word names like Cascadian Imperial Nutlicker Stout.
     
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    my as$ would be grass if i did somethin like that when i was 13
     
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    Oh yeah, I woulda got it good.
     

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