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Police: Ark. Boy Shot for Throwing Rocks
AP via Breitbart.com ^ | 6/26/07 | staff

Posted on 06/26/2007 2:27:08 PM PDT by highimpact

EL DORADO, Ark. (AP) - A man irritated by children throwing rocks at his house shot and killed a 9-year-old boy, police said Tuesday. Officers were called shortly Monday afternoon and found Demotric Moore with a gunshot wound to the neck. The boy was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Officers saw Jonathan Watts, 50, inside his home, ordered him to the ground and arrested him.

"I've had it with these kids and the rock throwing," Watts said as he was being handcuffed, El Dorado police Capt. David Smith said.

Watts told officers that he'd thrown the gun away. Initial calls reported a man with a BB gun, Smith said.

The weapon was a shotgun, according to a police report.

Smith said police had been called to Watts' home on a number of occasions.

"Apparently, rock throwing had been an ongoing problem," Smith said. "Even on one occasion Watts had thrown a brick at a small child ... in retaliation for a child throwing rocks."

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TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: banglist; boy; demotric; good; rocks; shot; throwing
Where were the parents?
1 posted on 06/26/2007 2:27:11 PM PDT by highimpact
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To: highimpact
"I've had it with these kids and the rock throwing,"

I guess so!

2 posted on 06/26/2007 2:28:57 PM PDT by SIDENET (Inventor of the 12-hour "power nap".)
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To: highimpact

What a psycho. What I’m curious about, though is “Demotric”. It doesn’t even resemble a misspelling of something that could be considered a first name. It’s as though parents have reached the point of cutting a hole in a Scrabble bag and naming their child the first eight letters that fall out.


3 posted on 06/26/2007 2:29:44 PM PDT by Turbopilot (iumop ap!sdn w,I 'aw dlaH)
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To: highimpact

The cops should have been called first, obviously. But what are kids doing throwing rocks at houses. I wouldn’t stand for it too long.


4 posted on 06/26/2007 2:30:06 PM PDT by thegreatbeast (The evil which you fear becomes a certainty by what you do.)
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To: highimpact

that’ll teach em!


5 posted on 06/26/2007 2:31:11 PM PDT by ladiesview61
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To: thegreatbeast

I wouldn’t stand for it for too long either, but I’d take the parents to court, not murder a child over it.


6 posted on 06/26/2007 2:32:23 PM PDT by Millee (Tagline free since 10/20/06)
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To: highimpact
Where were the parents?

Good question. If one of my kids had been repeatedly throwing rocks at someone's house and police had to be called on just one occasion, they would have been kept in the house and not been able to sit on their butt for a very long time. There is no way in heck I would have put up with something like that.

This story reminds me of the guy that killed the boy for walking on his grass.

7 posted on 06/26/2007 2:33:34 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: highimpact

This reminds me.

When I was young. my friends and I played in these woods behind this old guys house. He did not like us walking through his propery. One day we were walking down the hill, heard him yelling, we looked up and he is pointing a gun outside of the window. We were only like 8 years old. It scared us to death. We went running through the woods and came out the otherside along a road about a half mile away. and walked home from there.

I dont know why we never told our parents. Maybe because we knew they didnt want us in that area anyway.


8 posted on 06/26/2007 2:33:48 PM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative (I just became engaged...6/16/07..)
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To: highimpact
What a lunatic!

He'll get life in prison/death penalty for such a horrible crime.

9 posted on 06/26/2007 2:34:09 PM PDT by SunnyUsa (No man really becomes a fool until he stops asking questions.)
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To: highimpact
What a lunatic!

He'll get life in prison/death penalty for such a horrible crime.

10 posted on 06/26/2007 2:34:10 PM PDT by SunnyUsa (No man really becomes a fool until he stops asking questions.)
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To: Turbopilot

When I first looked at the name I thought of Demonic.


11 posted on 06/26/2007 2:34:29 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: Turbopilot

The sad thing is, that if the boys had been throwing rocks at a cop car, they would have shot the kid... and many on this forum would be defending them.


12 posted on 06/26/2007 2:34:37 PM PDT by babygene (Never look into the laser with your last good eye...)
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To: SIDENET

I wonder how many times these kids were actually punished for throwing rocks. If I found out one of my kids was throwing rocks at ANYBODY’s house, they’d be grounded for life. A 9 year old boy died because daddy and baby’s mama weren’t good parents. I could see myself going pretty nutso if a bunch of neighborhood kids kept throwing rocks at my house.


13 posted on 06/26/2007 2:35:51 PM PDT by highimpact (Abortion - [n]: human sacrifice at the altar of convenience.)
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To: SunnyUsa
He'll get life in prison/death penalty for such a horrible crime.

As well he should.

14 posted on 06/26/2007 2:38:26 PM PDT by highimpact (Abortion - [n]: human sacrifice at the altar of convenience.)
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

I had a gun pointed at me when I was around that age too. I don’t even remember what I was doing, but apparently it made somebody pretty mad. Whatever it was, I know I never did it again. I didn’t tell my parents either.


15 posted on 06/26/2007 2:40:42 PM PDT by highimpact (Abortion - [n]: human sacrifice at the altar of convenience.)
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To: highimpact

Yeah. We didnt go back onto the old mans property ever again. I dont even know why we wanted to go into that particullar area in the first place. There are woods all over the place where I grew up. We could have played in the woods anywhere. Probably because we knew we were not supposed to be there. LOL.


16 posted on 06/26/2007 2:51:15 PM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative (I just became engaged...6/16/07..)
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To: highimpact
Sucky parents, hellion kids, and an unhinged nutball with a shotgun...
I don’t know who to sympathize with.
17 posted on 06/26/2007 2:57:42 PM PDT by LongElegantLegs (<--- "Crazy Aunt" Conservative)
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To: LongElegantLegs
Sucky parents, hellion kids, and an unhinged nutball with a shotgun... I don’t know who to sympathize with.

Exactly.

18 posted on 06/26/2007 3:08:13 PM PDT by highimpact (Abortion - [n]: human sacrifice at the altar of convenience.)
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To: highimpact; Tax-chick; B-Chan; stands2reason; Moose4; bitt; Fierce Allegiance; ukie55; metmom; ...
Where were the parents?

Dead. They killed themselves when they sobered up and realized they'd named their son Demotric.

(Isn't demotric the Egyptian form of bad handwriting? You got your hieroglyphs, which are like cursive writing, and you got your demotric, which has to be like printing or shorthand or something.)
19 posted on 06/26/2007 3:11:38 PM PDT by Xenalyte (Lord, I apologize . . . and be with the starving pygmies in New Guinea amen.)
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To: babygene
The sad thing is, that if the boys had been throwing rocks at a cop car, they would have shot the kid.

That's not the sad thing. The sad thing is, that you believe that.

20 posted on 06/26/2007 3:14:50 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Remember and pray for SSgt. Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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To: Xenalyte
I believe you're thinking of demotic writing...
21 posted on 06/26/2007 3:16:19 PM PDT by LongElegantLegs (<--- "Crazy Aunt" Conservative)
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To: LongElegantLegs

I sure am! Thanks. :)

One wonders whether Demotric’s parents were aspiring, yet confused, Egyptologists.


22 posted on 06/26/2007 3:18:16 PM PDT by Xenalyte (Lord, I apologize . . . and be with the starving pygmies in New Guinea amen.)
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To: Xenalyte

I’d have bought and imported one of those Israeli rock-throwing trucks that they retired about ten years ago. :)


23 posted on 06/26/2007 3:37:31 PM PDT by Does so
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To: Xenalyte

I suspect that if they were literate enough to make the connection, their son wouldn’t have been out throwing rocks at people’s houses.


24 posted on 06/26/2007 3:39:46 PM PDT by LongElegantLegs (<--- "Crazy Aunt" Conservative)
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To: Xenalyte

“Yo, Demotric, you sure this a good idea?”

“Yeah, man, don’t sweat it, them Palestinians been throwin’ rocks over in Israel for years and they gettin’ away with it!”

It’s sad, and it’s a total overreaction, but if the kids’ rock-throwing had been a constant problem at this guy’s house, “where were the parents?” is a very valid question.

}:-)4


25 posted on 06/26/2007 5:14:15 PM PDT by Moose4 (Effing the ineffable since 1966.)
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To: highimpact
"I've had it with these kids and the rock throwing," Watts said as he was being handcuffed, El Dorado police Capt. David Smith said.

He showed them. He won't have to worry about kids throwing rocks where he's going to be living now.

26 posted on 06/26/2007 7:09:16 PM PDT by ukie55
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To: Xenalyte; Moose4

Maybe “Demo’tr’ic” is a contraction of “Democratic.”


27 posted on 06/26/2007 7:14:40 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Nihil curo de ista tua stulta superstitione.)
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To: highimpact

Daddy’s in jail and momma’s on the corner?


28 posted on 06/26/2007 9:31:28 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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