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Kid may dodge jail in near-fatal East Harlem shopping cart toss
nypost.com ^ | Nov.18, 2011 | DANNY GOLD and LAURA ITALIANO

Posted on 11/18/2011 6:20:48 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY

One of the two pre-teen boys charged with dropping a shopping cart over a fourth-story railing in East Harlem -- nearly killing a philanthropist who was shopping for underprivileged kids -- will be sentenced to as little as probation after pleading guilty to felony assault today.

"I held the shopping cart over and I knew people was down there," 12-year-old Jiovianni Rosario said sadly, in admitting his guilt before Family Court Judge Susan Larabee.

"And I knew somebody could have gotten hurt."

Prosecutors say that victim Marion Hedges remains in serious condition from being struck by the cart. Hedge's family agrees with the deal, they said.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: kids

1 posted on 11/18/2011 6:20:50 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Little creeps should be in reform school and their parents should be in jail for at least the next 15 years.


2 posted on 11/18/2011 6:22:41 PM PST by Trueblackman (Posting on FR since 1998 and 100% teleprompter free post as well.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Kid is an idiot.

Family agreeing to the deal are idiots.


3 posted on 11/18/2011 6:24:22 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What is a little felony assault between friends??


4 posted on 11/18/2011 6:24:44 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
WWSD?

What would Sharia do?

5 posted on 11/18/2011 6:27:16 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (The enemy of my enemy is my candidate.<sup>®</sup>)
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To: GeronL

Anyone who has ever thrown a snowball at a moving car could have done as much damage or worse; 12 year-olds are stupid.


6 posted on 11/18/2011 6:30:53 PM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: Free ThinkerNY

People in New York LOVE to complain about criminals walking...yet they ELECT the people that cause it.

Don’t forget, this animal was LAUGHING when he was arrested...I guess he understood the legal system there better than many of us.


7 posted on 11/18/2011 6:32:20 PM PST by BobL (Send Rove a Message, VOTE CAIN, no matter what)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
He'll grow up to be a responsible adult and a credit to society.

do I realy need a sarcasm tag?

8 posted on 11/18/2011 6:32:32 PM PST by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: Trueblackman

There are no longer any reform schools in New York state. The ACLU sued to close them all down. Their argument was the kids would be better off in public schools where they can see how behaved kids should act. The gangs took over the schools.


9 posted on 11/18/2011 6:34:27 PM PST by SkyDancer ('If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend who you hate ")
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To: kearnyirish2

“Anyone who has ever thrown a snowball at a moving car could have done as much damage or worse...”

Long shot - and so what? This was done with the specific purpose of hurting someone.


10 posted on 11/18/2011 6:35:42 PM PST by Magic Fingers
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Inhuman garbage. And garbage needs to be taken out and incinerated. You leave garbage on the streets of NYC and it will rot and stink and make life for decent people intolerable. Take the garbage out NOW. While you’re at it, there is a huge load of garbage down in Wall Street that needs to be taken out. 120 miles out.


11 posted on 11/18/2011 6:41:42 PM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: kearnyirish2
Anyone who has ever thrown a snowball at a moving car could have done as much damage or worse;

A 30 pound metal snowball dropped from 4 stories?

12 posted on 11/18/2011 6:42:20 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Herman Cain: possibly the escapee most dangerous to the Democrats since Frederick Douglass.)
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To: kearnyirish2

Now that is an insane comment.


13 posted on 11/18/2011 6:42:48 PM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: Magic Fingers

I have no problem with them throwing the kid into prison for life; I just know that there but for the grace of God go I (in my younger days).


15 posted on 11/18/2011 6:57:17 PM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He should stay in custody until she gets out of the hospital. His punishment should be directly linked to her fate. Then he’ll learn to care about his effects on other people. Especially because of the uncertainty of the length of the sentence. Tell someone they’re going to do 8 months and they’ll settle down to endure the 8 months, and count. Tell them from day to day “Don’t know, can’t tell,” and you’ll make more of an impact.


16 posted on 11/18/2011 6:57:31 PM PST by A_perfect_lady (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: KarlInOhio

How about a 2 ton vehicle losing control and veering onto a sidewalk?


17 posted on 11/18/2011 6:58:50 PM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: kearnyirish2

“I have no problem with them throwing the kid into prison for life; I just know that there but for the grace of God go I (in my younger days).”

If you intended to hurt or kill people that’s where you belonged.


18 posted on 11/18/2011 6:59:53 PM PST by Magic Fingers
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To: Doc Savage

“Now that is an insane comment.”

I’m not defending the kids; I just hope you don’t have children possibly kill people by causing a car to lose control (with a snowball).


19 posted on 11/18/2011 7:00:12 PM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: Magic Fingers

“If you intended to hurt or kill people that’s where you belonged.”

I was too stupid to think about the worst-case scenario, but certainly knew it wasn’t a safe thing to do.


20 posted on 11/18/2011 7:04:25 PM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: Free ThinkerNY
One of the two pre-teen boys charged with dropping a shopping cart over a fourth-story railing in East Harlem

Perhaps those little sweethearts should have been dropped off that fourth-story railing.

Never happen, but, ah . . .perchance to dream. No doubt we will be hearing of them again, along the lines of "after a long history of crime, starting when he was a pre-teen, Mr. X was shot today by a police officer."

21 posted on 11/18/2011 7:11:47 PM PST by Oatka ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." –Bertrand de Jouvenel)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Baby rattlesnakes grow into adult rattlesnakes.

In a perfect world, the adult ‘family court’ judge will end up being bitten severely.


22 posted on 11/18/2011 7:15:21 PM PST by mkjessup (I stand with Herman Cain, a God-fearing, Jesus-loving, Constitution-honoring PATRIOT.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Kids lawyers name Shahahahbadamadingdong... or something like that. All I needed to know about the kid....


23 posted on 11/18/2011 7:16:25 PM PST by BallyBill (WARNING:Taking me serious could cause stress related illness.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

crap like this really makes you wish the punishment could fit the crime...


24 posted on 11/18/2011 7:24:07 PM PST by bigbob
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To: Free ThinkerNY
you get what you put up with... and this little sh!t will kill somebody next time
25 posted on 11/18/2011 8:01:18 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: A_perfect_lady
He should stay in custody until she gets out of the hospital. His punishment should be directly linked to her fate. Then he’ll learn to care about his effects on other people. Especially because of the uncertainty of the length of the sentence. Tell someone they’re going to do 8 months and they’ll settle down to endure the 8 months, and count. Tell them from day to day “Don’t know, can’t tell,” and you’ll make more of an impact.

What an excellent idea!

26 posted on 11/18/2011 8:03:44 PM PST by Talisker (History will show the Illuminati won the ultimate Darwin Award.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The judge sounds like an idiot too. All should be put in jail.


27 posted on 11/18/2011 8:19:11 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Hedge's family agrees with the deal, they said

What the hell is wrong with these people? The next one these punks injure or kill is on them

28 posted on 11/18/2011 10:06:30 PM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: Doc Savage
Now that is an insane comment.

No, it's an idiotic comment

29 posted on 11/18/2011 10:08:59 PM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
philanthropist Marion Hedges

That should teach Marion the old saw that "no good deed goes unpunished."

30 posted on 11/18/2011 10:31:54 PM PST by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
philanthropist Marion Hedges

That should teach Marion the old saw that "no good deed goes unpunished."

31 posted on 11/18/2011 10:42:35 PM PST by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“The goal is to get him back into the community.”

Where he will continue to elevate his crimes since he knows there are no consequences. I see burglary, rape and murder in their futures while the “family” insists they are good kids.


32 posted on 11/19/2011 7:32:03 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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