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Snow Rage

There was a bit of an interesting dust-up at Andover High School in Andover, Massachusetts. A woman was picking up her daughter after school when a bunch of charming young ladies and gentlemen started pelting her car with snowballs. One of the snowballs entered a lowered window and hit the driver in the head.

She, naturally enough, wigged out. She got out of her car and chased the snots off with a tire iron, then returned to her car. Another boy, not involved, came up to her car and asked her to move, because she was blocking him from leaving for his job. They disagreed, he stuck his head in her window, and she pepper-sprayed him.

The woman has been charged with two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and illegal possession of a firearm (the pepper spray).

Now it's time for good old-fashioned Massachusetts-bashing. The woman has been charged. The delightful youngsters who assaulted and blinded a woman operating a moving motor vehicle in a crowded high-school parking lot (endangering who knows how many people) are getting off scott free. And now the whole world knows that Massachusetts considers pepper spray a "firearm." For all the trouble she's facing, the mother might've well have whipped out an AK-47 and made all of them crap their pants.

But I'm sure all those snowball-throwers are "good kids" who were "just having a little harmless fun." Way to go, parents of Andover.

J.


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Ah, give those parents a br... (Below threshold)
Wally:

Ah, give those parents a break; it's not their fault:

http://www.phule.net/mirrors/unskilled-and-unaware.html

As all moonbats know, anything that happens is always someone else's fault, and that someone must be made to pay. Otherwise, why would trial lawyers favor the Looney Left as they do?

I just wonder if that woman was packing .38 or .45 caliber pepper heat.

Please, oh, please, let her... (Below threshold)
goddessoftheclassroom:

Please, oh, please, let her find a good lawyer to plead self-defense and to counter-sue the school district for their lack of supervision and control. It's not that I want all that litigation; I just want the charges dropped against her.

Jay, the most amusing fact ... (Below threshold)

Jay, the most amusing fact that the Herald story did not include was that the 16 year old "victim's" car was a Lincoln Town Car. I'm guessing it wasn't a late-model, but it was Andover.

There seems to be conflicti... (Below threshold)
Julie:

There seems to be conflicting facts in the news articles. So, who knows what happened?

Build a wall around Andover... (Below threshold)

Build a wall around Andover and let 'em wipe each other out with their pepper-spray firearms and their snowballs of mass destruction.

Where do either cited news ... (Below threshold)
littleboy:

Where do either cited news articles say the woman was blinded by a snowball? One article does say that she chased the kids into the student parking lot with her car, neat trick while blind (wouldn't that be considered reckless endangerment), and then pepper spraying a student uninvolved in the snowball "bombardment". Nor do either acount mention the woman deing charged with possesion of an "illegal firearm".

Given a choice of being a moonbat or a liar, I would chose moonbat.

WTF? When a kid brings a li... (Below threshold)
Don:

WTF? When a kid brings a little 4 inch pair of scissors to school they get nailed with a zero-tolerance zero-brained policy and suspended for a week, but when some hoodlums really run amuck nothing happens.

Poke anything including your head or any other body part in my car and I get to keep it!

Littleboy, this story has b... (Below threshold)
Jay Tea:

Littleboy, this story has been all over the local radio and TV as well as the newspapers. I used more sources than I cited.

Another little problem with your logic: once blinded by the snowball, she wasn't blinded permanently. But in a car, even a second or two of impaired vision and distraction can be fatal -- especially in a school parking lot.

The student who was pepper-sprayed allegedly stuck his head in her window to confront her while she was already engaged with the bombardiers -- bad move on his part.

Under Massachusetts law, pepper spray can only be sold by licensed firearms dealers to people who own a firearms identification card. Under Massachusetts law, pepper spray is a firearm.

Enjoy your "moonbat" status, littleboy. I feel most comfortable saying I'm not a liar.

J.

You say:"The woman... (Below threshold)
littleboy:

You say:

"The woman has been charged with two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and illegal possession of a firearm (the pepper spray)."

Boston Herald:

"she was charged with two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and illegal possession of pepper spray."

Eagle Tribune:

"Needs is charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, possession of a dangerous weapon without a license (both for the pepper spray), and assault with a dangerous weapon (the tire iron)."

Neither of these say that she was charged illegal possesion of a firearm, but rather a dangerous weapon. This is contrary to your claim.

From the General Laws of Massachusetts, Part I, Section XX, Chapter 140, Section 121:

" "Firearm'', a pistol, revolver or other weapon of any description, loaded or unloaded, from which a shot or bullet can be discharged and of which the length of the barrel or barrels is less than 16 inches or 18 inches in the case of a shotgun as originally manufactured; provided, however, that the term firearm shall not include any weapon that is: (i) constructed in a shape that does not resemble a handgun, short-barreled rifle or short-barreled shotgun including, but not limited to, covert weapons that resemble key-chains, pens, cigarette-lighters or cigarette-packages; or (ii) not detectable as a weapon or potential weapon by x-ray machines commonly used at airports or walk- through metal detectors."

Where is pepper spray in this definition?

In Massachusetts an FID is required to buy ammunition and must be bought through a licensed firearm dealer. Is ammunition then a firearm? It surely must be, as your implication is that if an FID is required, Mass. law considers it a firearm.

littleboy: So what. Who car... (Below threshold)
Julie:

littleboy: So what. Who cares. Go to bed.

Why was it necrssary to lie... (Below threshold)
littleboy:

Why was it necrssary to lie? Just to bash Massachucetts? Just for a cheap shot? Why should I believe anything on this site when the supplied supporting information does not indeed support the claims made?

If a person cannot be relied on to tell the truth over such a trivial issue as this, can they be relied upon when they have significant stake in someother issue?

I have to say I agree with ... (Below threshold)
firstbrokenangel:

I have to say I agree with you on this one. Good thing her kid wasn't in the car yet or maybe they would have arrested her too. Stupid,just plain stupid. People do such stupid things.


cindy

Why was it necrssary to ... (Below threshold)
Julie:

Why was it necrssary to lie? Just to bash Massachucetts? Just for a cheap shot? Why should I believe anything on this site when the supplied supporting information does not indeed support the claims made?

Jesus, kid. Every hear of a thing called perspective? And do you really think anyone cares whether you believe anything on this website again? But you're right about one thing, it is unnecessary to make up anything to bash Masshole.

If a person cannot be relied on to tell the truth over such a trivial issue as this, can they be relied upon when they have significant stake in someother issue?

Okay, you forced me to do it. There is no:
Easter Bunny
Santa Claus
Tooth Fairy
And mommy and daddy weren't really wrestling when you walked into their bedroom wanting a drink of water.

Now, stop your crying and go to bed.

Here's another example of <... (Below threshold)

Here's another example of good kids.




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