Skip to comments.Paraplegic faces jail in violent citizenís arrest
Posted on 04/05/2011 9:57:18 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets
Cape and Islands District Attorney Michael OKeefe is pressing ahead with a felony assault charge that could put a paraplegic grandfather in the slammer for up to 10 years for whacking his 3-year-old granddaughters alleged molester with a Louisville slugger after setting a trap for his arrest.
As a result of 57-year-old Marthas Vineyard computer salesman Frank Heberts unconventional citizens arrest, Joshua A. Hardy, 27, of Middleboro, now faces child molestation charges in a second case out of Wareham involving another little girl, authorities tell the Herald.
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If I'm very, very good maybe God will let me sit on the grandfather's jury. I don't believe there is a remote chance of a conviction, regardless.
“Sounds like the perp was the child’s stepfather.”
Statistically the step father is 10 times more likely to abuse or molest a child than the natural father. Of coarse women and family courts don’t really care too much about that as evidenced by current trends.
It has long been said that the most dangerous person in any child’s life is mommy’s new boyfriend.
Only in Perpachusetts.
“I don’t believe there is a remote chance of a conviction, regardless.”
Remember where we live. This is Massachusetts where the absurd is the norm.
Only some women.
So what's the problem here? Since the grandfather was in a wheelchair, he could not pin the perp to the ground or even hold him.
The grandfather used the minimum amount of force available to him to detain the perp.
Statistically something like one in three or one in four people in Massachusetts are normal. There’s only like about a 3% chance of not even one normal person on the jury.
For me the problem is that the grandfather did not make a good faith effort to split open the prep's nogin. Other than that, no problem.
No problem at all. In fact, I think the perp laughed and then threatened to kill the wheelchair-bound grandfather who swung when the perp lunged toward him.
Excellent observation! If the grandfather would just think about it for a second, I'm sure he'd remember that the perp muttered a death threat under his breath.
This is an obvious case of self-defense.
Not if the jury pool is pulled from Provincetown.
The only reason he didn’t mention the death threat before was he was trying to go easy on him. Same reason he didn’t split his skull.
Ain’t that the truth!
1 in 5 women have kids from different dads.
That is a lot of step-dads out there.
If I was that grandfather, I would have beaten that perp until the bat broke or his head fell off...whichever happened first.
I guess you never heard of the second Massachusetts witch trial,the Fells Acre Day care and what happened to the Amirault family!!
What happened to Amiraults could have happened almost anywhere in the U.S. at that time. It was a disgrace and more or less put an end to Scott Luther Harshbarger’s career.
The disgrace was deepened by the failure of four consecutive Republican governors to offer them a full, complete and unconditional pardon.
Cape and Islands District Attorney Michael OKeefe is in need of a serious ass kicking and Joshua A. Hardy, 27, of Middleboro is in need of a hanging, just saying.
Jail?!?!? This grandfather needs to get a commendation and the key to the city.
Since when is it a crime to stop criminals? When did the criminals have more rights than the average citizen?
The Red Sox should all sign a bat and name “bat day” in his honor
Is self defense a legal defense in Mass.?
Evidently when one lives in Mass.
Only in Liberal, Communist, Criminal Rights-loving Massachusetts would a case like this even be considered for trial
The State’s Attorneys here in Florida would be looking for every way not to prosecute....no state atty/prosecutor in FL would survive re-election if they tried a disabled man who went after a child molester
A Liberal state with a Criminal Rights agenda gone beserk