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Mom Accused Of Pulling Out A Gun In Chuck E. Cheese's: "I'm A Very Good Person"
Hartford Courant ^ | February 5, 2013 | CHRISTINE DEMPSEY

Posted on 02/07/2013 6:28:08 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia

NEWINGTON — A PTO mom who said she rediscovered God, conquered a crack cocaine addiction and pursued her dream of working with children was arrested Monday after she allegedly brandished a handgun at Chuck E. Cheese's.

According to police, Tawana Bourne argued with another woman at the children's restaurant on the Berlin Turnpike. Both women had children with them.

"During this argument, Bourne allegedly brandished a .380 semiautomatic handgun and chambered a round," police stated in a press release. She had a valid permit for the gun, they said.

Staff members called police and Bourne was charged with three counts of risk of injury to a minor and one count each of second-degree threatening and first-degree reckless endangerment. She posted $50,000 bail and is scheduled to appear in Superior Court in New Britain on Feb. 19.

"I'm a very good person," Bourne said Tuesday. "Very, very involved in the community."

(Excerpt) Read more at articles.courant.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: chuckecheese; obamavoter

1 posted on 02/07/2013 6:28:13 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
A PTO mom who said she rediscovered God, conquered a crack cocaine addiction and pursued her dream of working with children

LOL. She sounds like a mess. How the Hell did she get a job working with children???

2 posted on 02/07/2013 6:30:29 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
How did this woman get a carry permit in Connecticut?
3 posted on 02/07/2013 6:33:14 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

Obama might put her in charge of nuclear security or the Treasury Dept, you never know


4 posted on 02/07/2013 6:34:21 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Either Chuck E. Cheese attracts crazies and barbarians or they go crazy and wild after they get there.

Which ever one it is Chuck E. sure is in the police reports a lot.

5 posted on 02/07/2013 6:34:59 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

If she was not attacked, and just pulled out her weapon in order to scare them into seeing her way then she should at bare minimum lose that permit, and the arrest is good.

But if she was attacked, or in fear of being attacked (were they surrounding her? were they about to jump her?) then what exactly was wrong with what she did?


6 posted on 02/07/2013 6:35:54 AM PST by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

If she’s found God and beaten a crack addiction, good for her. But she clearly has some work yet to do.

It’s been my experience that a lot of people who tell you they’re “a good person” are in denial about how messed up they really are.


7 posted on 02/07/2013 6:36:19 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers ("I'm not anti-anything, I just wanna be free." - Mike Muir)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I can see the picture now:

Woman says: “I’m A Very Good Person”

Pulls gun at Chuck E. Cheese

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If you have to say it about yourself, most likely, you are not.


8 posted on 02/07/2013 6:36:22 AM PST by Only1choice____Freedom (As long as America's tolerence of failure is not overwhelmed by a desire to succeed, we will fail.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Ban Chuck E. Cheese.


9 posted on 02/07/2013 6:38:56 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

WTF is it with Chuck E Cheese and ghetto rats?

You can’t go a week without a riot, robber, assault and now this.


10 posted on 02/07/2013 6:39:16 AM PST by SJSAMPLE
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I’ve thought of blowing away Chuck E Cheese many times. Thankfully my kids are too old for that now.


11 posted on 02/07/2013 6:40:37 AM PST by BubbaBasher ("Liberty will not long survive the total extinction of morals" - Sam Adams)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

C-e-C has changed over the years

When my little girls were very young the customers were primarily affluent (it was expensive!) - now it is relatively low(er) cost and the EBT-carrying crowd have overrun the places, and their children behave like little animals.

The last time I went with my duaghters one little snot was walking around snatching the tickets out of machines my girls were playing. And when I complained to his mother (after I found her making out with a ‘gansta’ dude in the corner) I was told “well they his [tickets] now”.

In the good old days a mother would have spanked his ass in front of everyone there, nowadays they are proud of his theft.


12 posted on 02/07/2013 6:44:35 AM PST by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
According to police, Tawana Bourne...

Maybe Jason has a wife?

13 posted on 02/07/2013 6:45:37 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (Soon the "invisible hand" will press the economic "reset" button.)
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To: skeeter

Just because a person can get a permit, doesn’t mean they should. This is a perfect example of what the gun-grabbers will ping on. I hate when these things happen.


14 posted on 02/07/2013 6:52:27 AM PST by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: dfwgator

A fight broke out at one around here that spilled out into the parking lot. It was two groups of the same family fighting over one groups failure to help with bailing out an armed robber from the other group. The instigator? The armed robber’s mother, when she threw one of the kid’s birthday gifts at her sister. After reading the story, I was impressed with how classy the family was. The article showed all the mugshots, 7 in total..


15 posted on 02/07/2013 6:55:40 AM PST by cardinal4 (Constitution? What Constitution?)
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To: dfwgator
"Ban Chuck E. Cheese."

She will get off. Attending a Chuck E. Cheese is prima facie evidence of cruel and unusual punishment.... ;-)

16 posted on 02/07/2013 7:09:53 AM PST by Average Al
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To: skeeter

O is concentrating his mind control machine on the Northeast for the moment. The MSM has been ordered to make every shooting incident nationwide on TV 24/7 with interviews of intelligent sounding anti-gun lobbyists and redneck gun advocates mandatory...


17 posted on 02/07/2013 7:41:45 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: Mr. K

There’s a video out there of a ghetto mama getting her three year-old hood rat to go around CEC and pull wallets out of patrons purses when they weren’t looking.

One visit to my local mall is convincing me that it’s time to move.


18 posted on 02/07/2013 7:53:47 AM PST by SJSAMPLE
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To: SJSAMPLE
"WTF is it with Chuck E Cheese and ghetto rats?"

Cheap food & entertainment with the perception of getting free stuff.

19 posted on 02/07/2013 8:02:06 AM PST by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Tawana


20 posted on 02/07/2013 8:10:35 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Average Al

I predict Obama, through one of his intermediaries, will appoint Mrs. Bourne an attorney who will get her off on the charges in order to testify before Congress about how she snapped and impulsively pulled the gun out of her purse and that she wasn’t insane beforehand but became mentally insane during the episode to illustrate why no one should be allowed to carry guns. BTW - we used to simply call that episode of becoming temporarily insane what it is - losing your temper. The term didn’t even exist until it became a handy tool for lawyers to get people off on their charges in exchange for big bucks.


21 posted on 02/07/2013 8:14:17 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
A PTO mom who said she rediscovered God, conquered a crack cocaine addiction

Fail!

22 posted on 02/07/2013 9:28:52 AM PST by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Never bring a gun to a mouse fight.


23 posted on 02/07/2013 9:36:30 AM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
AHA!
Another poster child for the NRA...

As seen by the brainless gun haters.

One out of how many millions?

24 posted on 02/07/2013 10:38:52 AM PST by publius911 (Look for the Union Label -- then buy something else)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
corrected headline:

A PTO mom who said she rediscovered crack, conquered a guy in a rat suit.

25 posted on 02/07/2013 10:44:55 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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26 posted on 02/07/2013 11:17:47 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Never trust a woman named Tawana - especially if she is with anyone whose name starts with Rev.


27 posted on 02/07/2013 11:57:13 AM PST by aMorePerfectUnion (Gone rogue, gone Galt, gone international, gone independent. Gone.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

This black community organizer pulled a gun on a white woman>>>>>

Community organizer and mother of two ‘pulled a gun at Chuck E Cheese’s on a woman during heated argument over their feuding toddlers’

Bourne’s alleged victim, Shkurte Berisha, of New Britain, said that it all started when she addressed the suspect’s five-year-old son after the boy had pushed her two-year-old daughter of a children’s ride.
Bourne allegedly told her, ‘Watch your tone with my son,’ to which the little girl’s mother replied that the 30-year-old should watch her child.
At that point, Berisha said Bourne took a gun out of her right pocket and pointed it at her, prompting Berisha to shield her daughter with her body.
The New Britain woman, who is originally from Kosovo, then reportedly told Bourne that she is not afraid of the weapon being brandished in her face.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2274469/Tawana-Bourne-Community-organizer-mother-pulled-gun-Chuck-E-Cheeses-woman-heated-argument-feuding-toddlers.html#ixzz2KFgCvB6i


28 posted on 02/07/2013 2:19:52 PM PST by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing --- Joe Pine)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
There may be a lot more to this story, but this line:

Bourne was charged with three counts of risk of injury to a minor

Is scary. If they can charge a person for "risk of injury to a minor" simply for pulling a gun while their are children around, they can get anybody even with a valid permit, if they are threatened and there are any children in the area.

29 posted on 02/07/2013 9:23:03 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Cowboy Bob

I think Jason can do better ...


30 posted on 02/07/2013 9:28:52 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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