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Police: Bieber Hit Md. Troopers With Water Balloons
WBALTV.com via Drudge ^ | 9 Sep 2010

Posted on 09/10/2010 4:43:30 AM PDT by shove_it

Pop Star Accused Of 'Inappropriate Behavior'

BALTIMORE -- It seems teen sensation Justin Bieber had a bit of a run-in with Maryland state troopers before his sold-out concert Sunday at the Maryland State Fair.

A state police spokesperson said Bieber, while "horsing around with members of his staff," threw water balloons at two troopers, the 11 News I-Team's Jayne Miller reported.

One of the balloons hit a trooper's gun belt and burst, and the other brushed a trooper on the chest but didn't burst, Miller reported.

It happened outside a trailer Bieber was using before the concert. The troopers were there for crowd control.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Political Humor/Cartoons; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: beeber; stuned; stunesmybeeber
Stuned?
1 posted on 09/10/2010 4:43:31 AM PDT by shove_it
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To: shove_it

OH MY GOSH!!!! stuff like this is only news in a police state


2 posted on 09/10/2010 4:50:58 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: shove_it

And they didn’t shoot him? slackers.


3 posted on 09/10/2010 4:52:40 AM PDT by muddler (Diligentia, Vis and Celeritas)
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To: shove_it

Bieber stuned...with a taser?


4 posted on 09/10/2010 4:52:50 AM PDT by stefanbatory (Insert witty tagline here)
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To: shove_it
. . . . another youthful show of disrespect for authority .
5 posted on 09/10/2010 4:55:12 AM PDT by lionheart 247365 (-:{ GLENN BECK is 0bama's TRANSPARENCY CZAR }:-)
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To: shove_it

From my cold, wet fingers...


6 posted on 09/10/2010 4:58:12 AM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: lionheart 247365

Well, when you are dealing with Maryland authorities, maybe this was the right thing to do...


7 posted on 09/10/2010 4:58:13 AM PDT by Deagle
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To: muddler
And they didn’t shoot him? slackers.

It was not snowballs and not the DC Police... so all is cool.

8 posted on 09/10/2010 5:16:06 AM PDT by The Magical Mischief Tour
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To: shove_it

OMG! This is HUGH!

And it looks like this Bieber coulda/mighta been STUNED!!!


9 posted on 09/10/2010 5:17:21 AM PDT by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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To: driftdiver

I bet he gets charged with assualt. The blood sucking gubment cheese eating union thugs MUST be respected!


10 posted on 09/10/2010 5:30:09 AM PDT by DariusBane (People are like sheep and have two speeds: grazing and stampede)
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To: DariusBane
I bet he gets charged with assualt. The blood sucking gubment cheese eating union thugs MUST be respected!

You almost had it right

I bet he gets charged with assault. The blood sucking gubment cheese eating union thugs MUST be respected! worshiped

11 posted on 09/10/2010 5:36:51 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
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To: from occupied ga

Thanks for the correction. Sometimes I just don’t say what I mean!


12 posted on 09/10/2010 5:42:48 AM PDT by DariusBane (People are like sheep and have two speeds: grazing and stampede)
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To: shove_it

Girls will be girls.


13 posted on 09/10/2010 5:52:07 AM PDT by dangerdoc
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To: shove_it

Md. state troopers? I smell a disability claim coming and a lawsuit.


14 posted on 09/10/2010 5:57:24 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard
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To: shove_it

It would have been just as easy for the guards to walk away and let little bieber fend for himself.


15 posted on 09/10/2010 6:21:11 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: All
The overwhelming majority of law enforcement in the nation are NOT unionized. (Collective bargaining for government employees is actually banned in many jurisdictions.) As for throwing a water balloon, technically this is an assault and/or battery. The same would apply to anyone in this situation, not just a trooper/law enforcement officer.

In fact, you do not even have to strike someone to commit an assault under common law. Simply raising your hand in a manner that would cause a reasonable person to fear an offensive touching is enough.

I love it when internet blowhards attempt to apply the law, especially when they have no concept as to what the law actually means, or how it is actually applied.

In reality, most people think that their own fantasies are law, and that the world owes it to them to apply their "law" and only their "law." That's not the system that our Framers set up. Like it or not.

16 posted on 09/10/2010 6:26:09 AM PDT by freedomwarrior998
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To: shove_it

A travesty, did they shoot a couple of his puppies just to be safe?


17 posted on 09/10/2010 6:27:49 AM PDT by GunningForTheBuddha ("RINOs, shoo")
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To: GunningForTheBuddha
Looks like a dangerous dude to me (for those not familiar JB is on the right in this photo)


18 posted on 09/10/2010 6:32:25 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Deagle

. . . next time you need law enforcement call Justin Beiber


19 posted on 09/10/2010 6:49:34 AM PDT by lionheart 247365 (-:{ GLENN BECK is 0bama's TRANSPARENCY CZAR }:-)
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To: freedomwarrior998
I may be wrong, but I always heard that raising your hand was assault and making contact was battery.

In this case, preparing the throw the water balloon is the assault and hitting the LEO is the battery.

Justin Beiber, what a wimpy little twerp. Any other place he would be receiving Texas wedgies in the high school locker room.

20 posted on 09/10/2010 7:25:29 AM PDT by fredhead (Liberals think globally, reason rectally, act idiotically.)
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To: lionheart 247365

I only call law enforcement after the fact... Even then it is only to justify the event to the insurance company...


21 posted on 09/10/2010 7:28:58 AM PDT by Deagle
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To: shove_it

Just proves the old adage:

Never bring a gun to a water balloon fight.


22 posted on 09/10/2010 7:38:31 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: fredhead
You are correct. Under the common law, an assault is placing someone in apprehension of an offensive contact. The offensive touching itself, is a battery.

Thus, a person who raises his hand and strikes a person, can commit both an assault and battery (provided that the person who was struck was placed in apprehension of the contact.)

Throwing a water balloon can be both an assault (if the victim was placed in apprehension of being struck) and battery (if the contact actually occurred.)

Many people on the internet don't like to apply rules like this. They would rather change the rules depending on the victim/offender status.

23 posted on 09/10/2010 7:48:31 AM PDT by freedomwarrior998
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To: shove_it

It was a clean shoot. The officer felt threatened, sorry girls.


24 posted on 09/10/2010 9:44:09 AM PDT by TeachableMoment
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To: Deagle

. . . Ok ,,, Justin B-Brain wanted to get to know two of Marylands State Troopers ,,, Is he happy yet ???


25 posted on 09/10/2010 10:11:22 AM PDT by lionheart 247365 (-:{ GLENN BECK is 0bama's TRANSPARENCY CZAR }:-)
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To: lionheart 247365

Probably... after all, he had no ill intent. Good thing that he was not shot on the spot - Maryland troopers and all...


26 posted on 09/10/2010 10:14:21 AM PDT by Deagle
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To: shove_it; al baby; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; ...

The pop star had just come off a Mexican tour that included Tiajunna.

Maryland “Freak State” PING!


27 posted on 09/10/2010 11:59:38 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Muslims are not the problem, the rest of the world is! /s)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Pretty freaking sad that this make ‘news’, given the state of the country and world today.


28 posted on 09/10/2010 12:01:18 PM PDT by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon))
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Dang I misspell a couple of werds on a post and I am labeled for life.


29 posted on 09/10/2010 3:22:35 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom REMEMBER FREE REPUBLIC IN YOUR WILL. I DID)
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