Re: Update on rock-throwing girl
- From: "Offshore Eddie" <eddie@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2005 04:50:00 GMT
"Betsy" <b.fernley@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> "Bo Raxo" <invasions_r_us@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> | "Michael Snyder" <msnyder@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> | news:KFNFe.5786$p%3.31608@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> | > Summary: there was no pummeling with water balloons by a
> | > gang of boys. There was ONE water balloon thrown by ONE
> | > boy. The rock she struck him with was 5.5 inches long by 3.75
> | > inches wide and weighed two pounds. She hit him in the face
> | > with it. She is 11 and weighs 130 pounds, the boy is 6 and
> | > weighs 68 pounds. She's literally twice his size.
> | >
> | >
> | >
> | >
> | The police are covering their asses mighty fast on this one. Let's
> take a
> | look at some key facts:
> | The police say the girl weighs 130 pounds. Her family says she
> weighs 90
> | pounds.
> | The police say the boy she hit was six. Hospital records put him at
> 8 and a
> | half.
> | The police say the boy received a gash four inches long. The
> | records say it was 1.2 inches long.
> | Maribel was in the fourth grade when this happened in April, the
> injured boy
> | was in the third grade.
> | After Maribel threw the rock that hit the boy, and he received a
> gash, she
> | immediately went to find his parents.
> | Cite:
> | http://www.officer.com/article/article.jsp?siteSection=1&id=24842
> Thank you Bo, for adding some clarity. I am still firmly on the side
> of the girl. She was with smaller children, playing nicely, minding her
> own damn business
How do you know this? The reports I read just said she was with her
six-year-old brother, not a group of smaller children, nor necessarily minding
her own damn business. That may be true, but I don't think it's been reported.
> when a group of boys pull up wanting to start
According to the police there is no indication that any other boys were
involved. Even according to reports there is no indication that they pulled up
"wanting to start something."
> They throw a water balloon, hit her, and she picks up the
> nearest thing to defend herself.
A two-pound rock?
> Sounds like a girl who will not turn
> into a woman to be victimized. Good for her. If a group of men show up
> to harrass a woman with youngsters and she feels threatened, and all she
> has handy is a Smith & Wesson, well, I'd say they better clear out. She
> has the right to defend herself. And so did this little girl. Those boys
> picked the wrong victim that day. Next time they ought to find a girl
> with no weapons. Then they can pelt her good.
And let's not forget those six-year-old hoodlums could have pelted her with
worse things than water balloons -- like crabapples!
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