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Paraplegic faces jail in violent citizenís arrest
The Boston Herald ^ | April 5, 2011 | Laurel J. Sweet and Christine McConville

Posted on 04/05/2011 9:57:18 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets

Cape and Islands District Attorney Michael O’Keefe 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 granddaughter’s alleged molester with a Louisville slugger after setting a trap for his arrest.

As a result of 57-year-old Martha’s Vineyard computer salesman Frank Hebert’s unconventional citizen’s 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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: creep; pederast; thinkshesakennedy
Sounds like the perp was the child's stepfather. There is nothing better for children than living with their natural parents.

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.

1 posted on 04/05/2011 9:57:22 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

“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.


2 posted on 04/05/2011 10:06:08 AM PDT by trapped_in_LA
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

It has long been said that the most dangerous person in any child’s life is mommy’s new boyfriend.


3 posted on 04/05/2011 10:06:52 AM PDT by Onelifetogive (I tweet, too...)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Only in Perpachusetts.


4 posted on 04/05/2011 10:11:01 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

“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.


5 posted on 04/05/2011 10:14:48 AM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: trapped_in_LA
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.

Only some women.

6 posted on 04/05/2011 10:16:40 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Somewhere in Kenya a village is missing its idiot)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
From the article: Hebert said he pointed the bat at Hardy and ordered him to stay seated until police arrived, but Hardy, he said, stood up and laughed at him — and that’s when he used the bat.

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.

7 posted on 04/05/2011 10:17:43 AM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I carrying this lantern, you ask. I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: Stormdog

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.


8 posted on 04/05/2011 10:19:08 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Somewhere in Kenya a village is missing its idiot)
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To: Leaning Right
So what's the problem here?

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.

9 posted on 04/05/2011 10:21:35 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Somewhere in Kenya a village is missing its idiot)
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To: Leaning Right

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.


10 posted on 04/05/2011 10:25:16 AM PDT by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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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.

11 posted on 04/05/2011 10:30:20 AM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I carrying this lantern, you ask. I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Not if the jury pool is pulled from Provincetown.


12 posted on 04/05/2011 10:32:57 AM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: Stormdog
I think the scattering of old 'Guesie fishermen and bakers and shopkeepers will produce at least one normal person. Besides, even most [colorful description of a homosexual men] don't like male pederasts who prey on three year old girls. Or boys.
13 posted on 04/05/2011 10:41:04 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Somewhere in Kenya a village is missing its idiot)
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To: Leaning Right

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.


14 posted on 04/05/2011 10:42:54 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Somewhere in Kenya a village is missing its idiot)
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To: trapped_in_LA

Ain’t that the truth!

1 in 5 women have kids from different dads.

That is a lot of step-dads out there.


15 posted on 04/05/2011 10:44:42 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

If I was that grandfather, I would have beaten that perp until the bat broke or his head fell off...whichever happened first.


16 posted on 04/05/2011 10:49:29 AM PDT by GoldenPup
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

I guess you never heard of the second Massachusetts witch trial,the Fells Acre Day care and what happened to the Amirault family!!


17 posted on 04/05/2011 10:54:53 AM PDT by Drayah
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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.


18 posted on 04/05/2011 10:58:41 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Somewhere in Kenya a village is missing its idiot)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
Good luck finding a jury that will convict him.
19 posted on 04/05/2011 11:05:50 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("...crush the bourgeoisie... between the millstones of taxation and inflation." --Vladimir Lenin)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Cape and Islands District Attorney Michael O’Keefe is in need of a serious ass kicking and Joshua A. Hardy, 27, of Middleboro is in need of a hanging, just saying.


20 posted on 04/05/2011 11:37:21 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

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?


21 posted on 04/05/2011 11:40:10 AM PDT by bigredkitty1 (March 5,2010. Rest in peace, sweet boy. I will miss you, Big Red.)
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The Red Sox should all sign a bat and name “bat day” in his honor


22 posted on 04/05/2011 12:22:24 PM PDT by Michigan Bowhunter
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To: Mears

bfl


23 posted on 04/05/2011 12:31:11 PM PDT by Mears
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To: bigredkitty1
Jail?!?!? This grandfather needs to get a commendation and the key to the city.

Definitely.

24 posted on 04/05/2011 12:53:59 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Obama will be president until Fri, Jan 20, 2017.)
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To: Leaning Right

Is self defense a legal defense in Mass.?


25 posted on 04/05/2011 1:23:25 PM PDT by sport
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To: bigredkitty1

Evidently when one lives in Mass.


26 posted on 04/05/2011 1:25:59 PM PDT by sport
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

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


27 posted on 04/05/2011 1:51:23 PM PDT by UCFRoadWarrior (Donald Trump wants Obama's BC released...Glenn Beck attacks Birthers....Now, who is supporting Obama)
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