Dave, snowballs can and have killed people.
I find that hard to believe.
Ceili wrote:I deny that;
I'd venture to say a crossbow is more deadly than the stones the boy was throwing.
getting killed with a rock leaves u equally as dead as getting killed by a bolt.
I'd also venture to say anyone willing to shoot an arrow at a living person, a human being, a child... from a moving vehicle,
through the streets of a city, he was lucky he not only didn't kill the boy, but also didn't shoot an innocent.
We can agree that when u avenge yourself,
u shoud be careful not to harm anyone who is innocent.
Regardless what the outcome was, a man shot a child for throwing a rock... at a car.
Dare we hope that he has LEARNED
to stop doing that??
I feel that MY
cars r safer for the efforts of that good archer!
You don't believe in the law Dave.
agreed; that depends on which law
e.g., the 16th Amendment does NOT
yet citizens r penalized for financial success, at different rates.
I certainly do not believe in that. Laws provide that citizens below age 18 cannot vote. I don 't believe in that.
In violation of the Bill of Rights, US Constitution, some gun control laws have been enacted: I don 't believe in those laws,
but there r other laws in which I believe.
You believe in swift justice.
Yes; "justice delayed is justice denied."
Well u shoud discriminate against the perpetrator
and in favor of everyone else.
So what if the car got a dent. It's repairable.
Is the PERP
going to pay for it??????
I don 't think he will.
pay for it?? I doubt that
A life isn't replaceable.
Tuff luck for THE PERP
All he had to do was leave other people's property alone,
the same way that he wants HIS
property left alone.
Whatever the perp loses is his own fault
that he brought on himself.
Car's don't need defense, they're cars Dave.
A thing v.s a life.
If he restrains himself
from throwing rocks, then he 'll have no problems.
I don't think that 's asking too much.
A boy's life. A boy who is made of snips and snails, and puppy dogs tails.
And before you bring up your childhood, I've read your stories Dave. You had an odd life. One does not negate the other...
That gives him NO RIGHT to throw rocks
at property nor at people.
Most kids have a thing for rocks. They carry them home in their pockets,
they pile them up and save a bunch in their drawers.
In addition to collecting COINS
, Guns, and Kaleidoscopes
I had and have a fairly decent collection of petrified wood.
And most kids throw a rock or two,
OK, as long as u don't threaten any person nor property.
they get yelled at, get the holy hell scared out of the them
over the consequences of their rock throwing actions and they never throw
another rock. It's an endless circle.
If the same thing had happened to ME
as a kid (if I committed that offense) I 'd know that getting shot
in the gut with a bolt was what I brought on myself
and that I DESERVED
Accordingly: I respected people 's rights.
You have established that you think it's a-ok to meet out street justice for throwing a rock.
Potential lethal punishment for a misdemeanor.. where do you draw the line?
on an Individual, case by case basis