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." ... "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.