Skip to comments.Woman beats Little League coach with bat over molestation suspicions
Posted on 08/23/2012 10:35:53 AM PDT by Morgana
A Memphis-area mother is facing aggravated assault charges after attacking her sons little league football coach with a baseball bat. According to the no-nonsense mother, the coach had molested her sons and, upon seeing him, she simply couldnt control herself.
The New York Daily News relates:
I didnt intend to do whatever I did to him, said [Lakeshia Richmond]. I apologize, but I dont apologize for what happened to my kids.
She claimed one of her sons told her Saturday that [Tony Massey] touched him inappropriately. I said, was it just you? and he said no, it was some more kids, she told WREG.
Later Saturday, she saw Massey walking alone and grabbed the bat from the trunk of her car.
When I see him, I see my kids being hurt and thats all I see, Richmond said.
Cops found Massey shirtless and bleeding from the head and face, according to WMC-TV, and later arrested Richmond on charges of aggravated assault.
Massey has not been arrested but police are reportedly investigating the abuse allegations. He remains in the hospital in serious condition.
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I didn't know that the Amish had automobiles or played baseball.
Dont you love a nation where you can accuse anyone of anything and dont have to deal with pesky things like investigations to determine if it’s true?
I’ll high-five the mom if the acusations are true. But what if the Son was PO’d at the coach and made up the story to get him in trouble...
What’s the basis for saying that is allowed in this nation? She’s being charged with a crime, isn’t she?
The police should drop the charges.
They will NEVER get a conviction.
It will only waste money.
If I were a juror, the only question I'd ask is "which works better, aluminum or good old fashioned wood?", and then I'd retire to the nearest bar to buy the lady a drink!
If it turns out he’s guilty of molestation...then she went way too easy on him.
Just read all of the comments from morons that are giving her kudos for doing this based on nothing but an accusation.
I’d like to say “not guilty” but there’s a chance the mom made it all up to cover her butt for attempted murder.
While you are doing that, there is a lesbian that was tortured in Nebraska by three white christian conservative (heck likely one of the people on FR) that would also like to have a drink bought for her.
You see, she also had a terrible crime allegedly committed against her too based on an accusation.
Evidence, and a fair trial, are so passe in 2012 especially if you are a kid , black or gay.
So a kid says the coach touched him inappropriately and you are wondering what is the best kind of bat to savagely assault someone with. You also as a juror you have no problem deciding upon guilt or innocence based on an accusation that has not been proven. I try to be optimistic about the future of our country and humans in general, but people like you make it very difficult.
Any kid can accuse any adult of “innappropriate touching” and get them arrested. We know a of a woman who with a 10 year old daughter who claimed the father was touching her. He was arrested that evening. The next day the fathers brother moved in.
He’s lucky she didn’t have a knife in her trunk
He’s lucky she didn’t have a knife in her trunk
Come after me with a baseball bat and YOU WILL GET SHOT.
We have these quaint things in this country called "trials", and this foolish notion called "rule of law".
Let's not forget who we are.
I personally have absolutely no tolerance for child molesters, but if you's like to hire them as a nanny for your kids, go right ahead. He's lucky she only used a bat.
“I personally have absolutely no tolerance for child molesters, but if you’s like to hire them as a nanny for your kids, go right ahead. He’s lucky she only used a bat. “
From what I understand, you might have molested a kid just last year.
This is what I was told.
Now remember, we dont have due-process for this type of stuff because we cant risk it.
So when cane expect you to show for your mandatory lynching?
Now see how it isnt so cool to be a hothead?
I disagree. There is little, if any, chance the child molest allegations would be allowed into evidence in any trial against the mother on assault or battery charges.
She DID “investigate”!
She asked “Was it just you?”.
Kid said, “No, there were others”.
See! Just like the D.A. would’a done!
Well, if you’d like to face libel and slander charges, a-hole, just keep it up. I would like nothing better than to have a portion of whatever you earn for the rest of your life.
“Well, if youd like to face libel and slander charges, a-hole, just keep it up. I would like nothing better than to have a portion of whatever you earn for the rest of your life.”
Pfffft! What you NOW give a damn about “libel and slander”?
A minute ago you were all about how cool it is to enact justice on someone based on an accusation of molestation, but you feel slighted when the same thing is made on you based on nothing but my word and the charged that you molested a kid.
So maybe people like you and some of these others will try to think before you go down the road of cheering on this type of garbage.
+1 Good comment.
I guess if someone wanted to molest children they could become a little league coach. And it is so easy to assume that a little league coach is a molester. The evidence given in the article is that he was male, he was a little league coach, and he was accused of “inappropriate touching.” Heck yeah, that is enough for me! Lets all get bats and beat up the accused child molester.
really!!! you condone the vigilante process....regardless, of the circumstance, on the word of a young boy....maybe someday the finger will point at you....not so nice a thought is it???
O.K., we start with the ethical premise that humans are “civilized” in part because we have values that tell us we must be in charge of our feelings, there are moral and ethical limits we place on their expression, instead of us being controlled by them.
Yet, some would like to say that IF, and we must say IF, the Little League coach was guilty of what he is accused of, then he violated that premise, but, until he is proven guilty the boy’s mother did not?
Sorry, she too is guilty; in fact, at this moment, she is proven guilty, by her own admission, and the man she attacked is not.
She condemned him, convicted him and punished him without a trial.
All of us can agree 100% with her feelings. Who wouldn’t? But her actions were wrong.
This was not a man in her home and/or her presence attacking her child. Her only knowledge was her child’s accusation. She should have taken control of her feelings and gone to the police with her son and his accusations.
A few years ago, near were I live, a girl accused her music teacher of sexually abusing her because she was bored with playing the piano and wanted to stop going to the lessons. Fortunately, her parents decided to confront the teacher before going to the police, and in the process, the girl confessed to making the whole thing up as an excuse to get her parents to stop sending her to the lessons.
I can however, see how other kids who had dug themselves into a similar hole might have taken it to trial because they realised that they would be in for a world of hurt by owning up to the truth once it had reached a certain stage.
To paraphrase Shakespeare: “Methinks you doth protest too much”.
You should change your FReeper name to “The Sons of Mob Rule.”
The Rule of Law doesn’t just happen by itself. If alleged conservatives don’t respect it, how can we expect it from anyone else?
I’d read that as a symptom of deep disgust with child molestors and our society’s failure to properly address the problem. When lawful authorities consistently fail to act to prevent something that grievous, vigilanteism, and endorsement of it, is a natural result.