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Dad beats, shoots and paralyzes Teen daughters lover
The Morning News of Northwest Arkansas ^ | 8-2-07 | Robin Mero

Posted on 08/02/2007 10:03:39 AM PDT by Serious Capitalist

BENTONVILLE -- The father of a 17-year-old girl found his daughter's boyfriend hiding inside her bedroom closet Tuesday, beat him bloody with a pool stick, then left the room to fetch a gun. The daughter and boyfriend blocked the door with a dresser, so the father shot through the closed door, hitting the boyfriend in the back and paralyzing him, police said.

George David Reed, 48, posted a $150,000 bond and was freed from jail Wednesday afternoon as Michael Austin Guzman, 19, underwent surgery to treat a bullet lodged in his spinal cord.

Three of Guzman's vertebrae are fractured and doctors don't expect him to regain feeling or mobility below his waist, according to a probable cause affidavit released Wednesday after Reed's bond hearing. He was still in surgery Wednesday evening in Joplin's Freeman Health System, according to an intensive care nurse.

Benton County Circuit Judge Xollie Duncan set the bond Wednesday based on a request from Chief Deputy Prosecutor Shane Wilkinson. Reed was arrested on suspicion of a felony terroristic act, the most serious type of felony aside from capital murder, punishable by up to life in prison. He was also arrested on a charge of felony first-degree battery.

Defense attorney W.H. Taylor, who spent the morning consulting with his client at the jail, did not object to the bond. Reed is to be arraigned Sept. 10 before Circuit Judge David Clinger.

Taylor said that Reed has three children and lives with his wife, Sharon, at 13569 Vaughn Road near Highfill. Reed has been in Northwest Arkansas since 1962, owns a farm and rental properties, and has operated a moving and storage business since 1983.

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I guess Dad didn't think his daughter had anything to do with it...
1 posted on 08/02/2007 10:03:41 AM PDT by Serious Capitalist
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To: Serious Capitalist

Cripes - I think the beating him bloody with the pool stick would have been enough.


2 posted on 08/02/2007 10:05:41 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Stop that!)
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To: Serious Capitalist

I thought the custom was to use a shotgun but not to fire it.


3 posted on 08/02/2007 10:05:57 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: Serious Capitalist

I would have stopped after the pool cue.


4 posted on 08/02/2007 10:06:18 AM PDT by ElkGroveDan (When toilet paper is a luxury, you have achieved communism.)
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To: Serious Capitalist
I guess Dad didn't think his daughter had anything to do with it...

He must not be a Muslim.

5 posted on 08/02/2007 10:07:44 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: Serious Capitalist

You don’t hit women.


6 posted on 08/02/2007 10:07:51 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: Serious Capitalist

Those are the types that need gun control.


7 posted on 08/02/2007 10:08:37 AM PDT by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to.....otherwise, things would be different.)
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To: Paleo Conservative

I guess he couldn’t find his shotgun, so he used a rifle instead. What was the title of that country western song with the line about not sneaking around my back door?


8 posted on 08/02/2007 10:09:03 AM PDT by Howard Jarvis Admirer (i)
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To: Serious Capitalist
....doctors don't expect him to regain feeling or mobility below his waist...

Well, now we'll see how True "true love" really is..........

9 posted on 08/02/2007 10:09:06 AM PDT by Red Badger (No wonder Mexico is so filthy. Everybody who does cleaning jobs is HERE!.......)
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I guess Dad didn't think his daughter had anything to do with it...

Why is the daughter the poor innocent victim here ?

10 posted on 08/02/2007 10:09:22 AM PDT by HarmlessLovableFuzzball
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To: Serious Capitalist

Gee, whenever a boy wanted to meet our daughter, he came to the front door and presented himself and his credentials.

I can tell you what would have happened if my husband found someone in her closet in the middle of the night. But the man she married is a lot like her dad.


11 posted on 08/02/2007 10:09:27 AM PDT by Judith Anne (Thank you St. Jude for favors granted.)
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To: ElkGroveDan

APPLICATION FOR PERMISSION TO DATE MY DAUGHTER
________________________________________
NOTE: This application will be incomplete and rejected unless accompanied
by a complete financial statement, job history, driving record, lineage, and
current certified medical report (including drug tests) from your doctor.
1. NAME _______________________________ DATE OF BIRTH ________________
2. HEIGHT ______________ WEIGHT __________ I.Q _______ G.P.A.____________
3. SOCIAL SECURITY # _____________ DRIVERS LICENSE # __________________
4. BOY SCOUT RANK____________________________________________________
5. HOME ADDRESS _________________ CITY/STATE ___________ ZIP __________
6. Do you have one MALE and one FEMALE parent?______________________________
If No, EXPLAIN ______________________________________________________
7. Number of years your parents have been married ________________________________
8. Do you own a van? ______ A truck with oversized tires? ______ A waterbed? _________
Do you have an earring, nose ring, belly button ring, or a tattoo? _____________________
(If “yes” to any of #8, discontinue application and leave premises)
9. In 50 words or less, what does “LATE” mean to you?______________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
10. In 50 words or less, what does “DON’T TOUCH MY DAUGHTER” mean to you?
_______________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
11. In 50 words or less, what does “ABSTINENCE” mean to you? ______________________
_______________________________________________________________________
12. Church you attend _____________ How often do you attend ______________________
13. When would be the best time to interview your father, mother and priest/rabbi/minister? ____
14. Answer by filling in the blank: please answer freely. ALL answers are confidential (That
means I won’t tell anyone -ever- I promise.)
a) If I were shot, the last place on my body I would want wounded is __________________
b) If I were beaten, the last bone I would want broken is my ________________________
c) A woman’s place is in the _______________________________________________
d) The one thing I hope this application does not ask me about is _____________________
e) When I first meet a girl, the first thing I notice about her is _______________________
( NOTE: If your answer begins with “T” or “A”, discontinue. Leave premises keeping your
head low. Running in a serpentine fashion is advised.)
15. What do you want to be IF you grow up? ____________________________________

I SWEAR THAT ALL INFORMATION SUPPLIED ABOVE IS TRUE AND CORRECT
TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE UNDER PENALTY OF DEATH, DISMEMBERMENT,
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AND RED HOT POKERS.
________________________________________
Signature (That means sign your name)
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not try to call or write. If you do attempt any communication before your
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If your application is rejected, you will be notified by
two gentlemen wearing white ties and carrying violin cases (You might
want to watch your back).
Do you still want to date my daughter?:
_____ Yes, please accept my application
_____ I um, no, I uh, think I have the wrong house...


12 posted on 08/02/2007 10:09:45 AM PDT by Hydroshock (Duncan Hunter For President, checkout gohunter08.com.)
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To: Serious Capitalist

It’s ole fashioned justice. If we had more of that, with the pool stick, maybe our kids would understand that this is not acceptable. The gun? Don’t know if I would go that far but it wasn’t my daughter. Not only that, maybe the father had many run in’s with this boy and just had it.


13 posted on 08/02/2007 10:10:21 AM PDT by RC2
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To: Serious Capitalist

Justifiable.
Gonna happen to my daughters’ boyfriends if I find ‘em in her closet, too.
Except I’ll hide the bodies in Lake Lanier.


14 posted on 08/02/2007 10:10:47 AM PDT by Little Ray (Rudy Guiliani: If his wives can't trust him, why should we?)
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To: Serious Capitalist
then left the room to fetch a gun.

Gonna be hard to deny premeditation there. Should of stopped with the stick whoopin'

15 posted on 08/02/2007 10:10:55 AM PDT by Horatio Gates (8/7/07 - It's salmon week on the Horatio Gates channel.)
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To: reagan_fanatic

I’m surprised he didn’t run over him with the car afterwards.


16 posted on 08/02/2007 10:10:55 AM PDT by Chi-townChief
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To: Serious Capitalist
They were treating the bullet? What do they do in these journalism schools, anyway?

Carolyn

17 posted on 08/02/2007 10:10:58 AM PDT by CDHart ("It's too late to work within the system and too early to shoot the b@#$%^&s."--Claire Wolfe)
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To: Serious Capitalist

Rules to Dating a My Daughter

Rule One:
If you pull into my driveway and honk, you’d better be delivering a package, because you’re sure not picking anything up.

Rule Two:
You do not touch my daughter in front of me. You may glance at her, so long as you do not peer at anything below her neck. If you cannot keep your eyes or hands off of my daughter’s body, I will remove them.

Rule Three:
I am aware that it is considered fashionable for boys of your age to wear their trousers so loosely that they appear to be falling off their hips. Please don’t take this as an insult, but you and all of your friends are complete idiots. Still, I want to be fair and open-minded about this issue, so I propose this compromise: You may come to the door with your underwear showing and your pants ten sizes too big, and I will not object. However, in order to ensure that your clothes do not come off during the course of your date with my daughter, I will take my electric nail gun and fasten your trousers securely in place to your waist.

Rule Four:
I’m sure you’ve been told that in today’s world sex without utilizing a “barrier method” of some kind can kill you. Let me elaborate. When it comes to sex, I am the barrier, and I will kill you.

Rule Five:
It is usually understood that in order for us to get to know each other, we should talk about sports, politics, and other issues of the day. Please do not do this. The only information I require from you is an indication of when you expect to have my daughter safely back at my house, and the only word I need from you on this subject is “early.”

Rule Six:
I have no doubt you are a popular fellow, with many opportunities to date other girls. This is fine with me as long as it is okay with my daughter. Otherwise, once you have gone out with my little girl, you will continue to date no one but her until she is finished with you. If you make her cry, I will make you cry.

Rule Seven:
As you stand in my front hallway, waiting for my daughter to appear, and more than an hour goes by, do not sigh and fidget. If you want to be on time for the movie, you should not be dating. My daughter is putting on her makeup, a process that can take longer than painting the Golden Gate Bridge. Instead of just standing there, why don’t you do something useful, like changing the oil in my car?

Rule Eight:
The following places are not appropriate for a date with my daughter: Places where there are beds, sofas, or anything softer than a wooden stool. Places where there are no parents, policemen, or nuns within eyesight. Places where there is darkness. Places where there is dancing, holding hands, or happiness. Places where the ambient temperature is warm enough to induce my daughter to wear shorts, tank tops, midriff T-shirts, or anything other than overalls, a sweater, and a goose down parka - zipped up to her throat. Movies with a strong romantic or sexual theme are to be avoided; movies that feature chain saws are okay. Hockey games are okay. Old folks homes are better.

Rule Nine:
Do not lie to me. On issues relating to my daughter, I am the all-knowing, merciless god of your universe. If I ask you where you are going and with whom, you have one chance to tell me the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. I have a shotgun, a shovel, and five acres behind the house. Do not trifle with me.

Rule Ten:
Be afraid. Be very afraid. It takes very little for me to mistake the sound of your car in the driveway for a chopper coming in over a rice paddy near Hanoi. When my Agent Orange starts acting up, the voices in my head frequently tell me to clean the guns as I wait for you to bring my daughter home. As soon as you pull into the driveway you should exit your car with both hands in plain sight. Speak the perimeter password, announce in a clear voice that you have brought my daughter home safely and early, then return to your car - there is no need for you to come inside. The camouflaged face at the window is mine.


18 posted on 08/02/2007 10:11:03 AM PDT by Hydroshock (Duncan Hunter For President, checkout gohunter08.com.)
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To: Serious Capitalist
The father of a 17-year-old girl found his daughter's boyfriend hiding inside her bedroom closet Tuesday, beat him bloody with a pool stick, then left the room to fetch a gun. The daughter and boyfriend blocked the door with a dresser, so the father shot through the closed door, hitting the boyfriend in the back and paralyzing him, police said.

Sound reasonable to me. This is exactly waht I told all my daughter's bo's I'd do. A man's just gotta follow thru on his word. Poor kid, probably didn't believe the father when he told him what he'd do if....

19 posted on 08/02/2007 10:11:13 AM PDT by umgud ("When illegals are banned, only greedy businesses and welfare providers will have them)
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To: Serious Capitalist
Looks like they all eat well in Arkansas...


20 posted on 08/02/2007 10:11:55 AM PDT by the_devils_advocate_666
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To: RC2
He could just as easily have hit his own daughter.

Carolyn

21 posted on 08/02/2007 10:12:16 AM PDT by CDHart ("It's too late to work within the system and too early to shoot the b@#$%^&s."--Claire Wolfe)
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To: Serious Capitalist

Maybe the 19 y/o man should have listen to the father of the 17 old kid. Too bad for Guzman, perhaps he learned his lesson.


22 posted on 08/02/2007 10:12:28 AM PDT by Ajnin (Neca Eos Omnes. Deus Suos Agnoset.)
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To: Howard Jarvis Admirer
What was the title of that country western song with the line about not sneaking around my back door?

"I'm still missing you...but my aim's getting better"?

23 posted on 08/02/2007 10:12:48 AM PDT by Snardius
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To: Hydroshock

;-)


24 posted on 08/02/2007 10:13:11 AM PDT by Jedidah
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To: Serious Capitalist

This is just plain sad. Completely uncalled for.

Actions have serious and long lasting consequences as an adult (girl’s father) should have known. Worse, the fact that the father then went and got the gun and came back puts him into a premeditated mode. Very bad decision.

Finally, what is God’s name was he shooting through the door into the room where his daughter was also? This is beyond stupid. What if it had been his daughter he paralyzed, or killed? Or was he going after both of them?


25 posted on 08/02/2007 10:14:22 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s........you weren't really there)
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To: Hydroshock

That is freakin’ great! LOL!


26 posted on 08/02/2007 10:14:28 AM PDT by stevio ((NRA))
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To: Serious Capitalist

OK , so it’s all the guy’s fault. The daughter sneaks in a guy, does the stuff and has him hide in her closet, and the guy is getting beaten black and blue for it? This is the feminist mindset , girls innocent and pure like the wind driven snow and boys the vicious predatory wolves.


27 posted on 08/02/2007 10:15:16 AM PDT by HarmlessLovableFuzzball
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To: Serious Capitalist
Reed was arrested on suspicion of a felony terroristic act, the most serious type of felony aside from capital murder, punishable by up to life in prison.

I have a real problem with this.

There are plenty of laws the guy broke, why would a terrorism statute apply?

I consider this to be abuse of the anti-terror laws, the very thing the moonbats have been shrieking about.

28 posted on 08/02/2007 10:16:42 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Muslims reserve the right to kill anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: RC2

If you read the full article, this was a premeditated act by the father. He set up his daughter and her boyfriend to catch them in the act. He beat the boyfriend, refused to allow him to leave the house, then went into another room to get a gun and shot blindly into the closet.

The father should get the maximum punishment.


29 posted on 08/02/2007 10:16:44 AM PDT by MediaMole
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To: ChildOfThe60s
This is just plain sad. Completely uncalled for.

Obviously you have never been a father of a young girl.

30 posted on 08/02/2007 10:17:16 AM PDT by ElkGroveDan (When toilet paper is a luxury, you have achieved communism.)
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To: Serious Capitalist

Any charges being brought on the boyfriend? He’s 19, she’s 17. They “fell asleep” on the bed. She was adjusting her clothes when the father came in the room. That’s almost enough cause for the father to plead insanity. Shoot, not saying the father was right, but I’d be ticked too.


31 posted on 08/02/2007 10:17:27 AM PDT by Marko413
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To: Horatio Gates

Or started with the gun


32 posted on 08/02/2007 10:18:01 AM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: Serious Capitalist
I can't believe that a Dad in AR shot his daughter's boyfriend in the back.

I'd expect him to have much, much better aim and be able to get off a head shot.

I understand that the politically correct thing to do is say, "gosh, shooting a boy you find in your daughter's closet is overreaction." But....

Look, if you are hiding in the closet, you KNOW what you are doing is wrong. What do you expect is going to happen? I've been to this town in AR, trust me when I say it is not a "let's just hug out this problem" kind of place. Great people, good food, but not exactly a hippie, trippy, touchy-feelie kind of vibe.

33 posted on 08/02/2007 10:18:13 AM PDT by Volunteer (Just so you know, I am ashamed the Dixie Chicks make records in Nashville.)
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To: Serious Capitalist

The guy won’t end up being his son-in-law, but he will be Dad’s financial dependent for the rest of his life.


34 posted on 08/02/2007 10:18:47 AM PDT by Wolfie
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To: Volunteer

When you’re being a dumbass and shooting through a closed door, its kind of hard to have good aim.


35 posted on 08/02/2007 10:20:03 AM PDT by Wolfie
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To: HarmlessLovableFuzzball

No the girl is not innocent. BUT any boy should know that if sneaks into a girls home a beating is the best he can hope for if gets caught by her Daddy. Maybe that would cause him to cool his jets a little.


36 posted on 08/02/2007 10:20:07 AM PDT by Kozak
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To: Serious Capitalist
Reed was arrested on suspicion of a felony terroristic act, the most serious type of felony aside from capital murder, punishable by up to life in prison. He was also arrested on a charge of felony first-degree battery.

What pray tell is a felony terroristic act and why would you charge a father in a mad fit of rage with it?

That is one problem I have with Congress and State Legislatures coming up with new crimes when they are trying to look tough on crime or look proactive, the Prosecutors trying to look tough on crime just have to find somebody to charge with these new crimes.

These Prosecutors are just like a kid with a new toy.

37 posted on 08/02/2007 10:20:32 AM PDT by Pontiac (Patriotism is the natural consequence of having a free mind in a free society.)
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To: Howard Jarvis Admirer
I guess he couldn’t find his shotgun, so he used a rifle instead. What was the title of that country western song with the line about not sneaking around my back door?

Dou you mean Gordon Lightfoot's "Sundown"

Sundown ya better take care / If I find you been creepin round my back stairs

38 posted on 08/02/2007 10:20:35 AM PDT by PrinterEagle (I'm with Fred.)
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To: Serious Capitalist
I can see giving the kid an ass whooping but shooting him was a bit much. The kid is now paralyzed for the rest of his life and the father will be paying big time. I think the daughter has something to do with this too. Ya know!?
39 posted on 08/02/2007 10:21:25 AM PDT by 4yearlurker (If you want to be lied to ,turn on your TV!)
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To: Serious Capitalist
Imo, he should have stopped at the beating. Sure, get the artillery to ensure exit of the paramour, but don't kill him.

Plus, "Lucy" has some 'splaining to do.

5.56mm

40 posted on 08/02/2007 10:21:28 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: the_devils_advocate_666

Well, at least the prisoner is not running away with those leg irons .... cause I don’t think the guards could catch him if he did.


41 posted on 08/02/2007 10:21:32 AM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: Serious Capitalist
"Dearest daughter, have you been foolin' around?"
"Like, duh! Get a clue!"
"Well, yeah, i'll go get my cue. And if I have to, I go get muh gun later ..."
42 posted on 08/02/2007 10:21:40 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Progressives like to keep doing the things that didn't work in the past.)
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To: umgud

NOT reasonable. You do NOT shoot a 17 year old kid for this type of thing, PERIOD. We don’t even know if there was any hanky panky going on. Maybe he was hiding because Dad is a nutjob. (Gee, what would make one suspect that?)

All joking aside (and some of it is pretty funny), lifetime paralysis is NOT a justifiable consequence. I don’t think those of you who are tacitly approving this nutjob’s actions know someone facing a lifetime of paralysis. It sucks, something I would not wish on anyone (with a couple jihadist exceptions).


43 posted on 08/02/2007 10:22:27 AM PDT by piytar
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To: Serious Capitalist
The Dad is a complete idiot...Shooting through the door he could have easily killed both his own daughter and her boyfriend.

Now he'll be spending the next 20 years in a cage...That will do his family wonders.

44 posted on 08/02/2007 10:22:29 AM PDT by dragnet2
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To: Serious Capitalist
doctors don't expect him to regain feeling or mobility below his waist,

The prison time would just about be worth it.

Of course if his lawyer does the voire dire well, he'll be acquitted.

L

45 posted on 08/02/2007 10:22:52 AM PDT by Lurker (Comparing moderate islam to extremist islam is like comparing small pox to ebola.)
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To: Serious Capitalist

Two things come to mind.

1) “Doctors don’t expect him to regain feeling or mobility below his waist.” So I hope it was fun while it lasted.

2) There are laws which precede and supercede those passed by a legislature.


46 posted on 08/02/2007 10:24:03 AM PDT by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: taxcontrol

I thought of that too


47 posted on 08/02/2007 10:24:53 AM PDT by Horatio Gates (8/7/07 - It's salmon week on the Horatio Gates channel.)
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To: Hydroshock

LOL!!

We only have boys at my house, but I’ll show this to them.

The kind of girl they should be looking for should have a dad like you.


48 posted on 08/02/2007 10:24:58 AM PDT by Mrs.Z
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
There are plenty of laws the guy broke, why would a terrorism statute apply?

Thought of that, too. Using "terrorism" in this context desensitizes us (and the law) to actual terrorism. Attempted murder, felonious assault, etc. -- all options. Probably went for the terrorism charge, though, because it carries the harshest penalty.

49 posted on 08/02/2007 10:25:04 AM PDT by piytar
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To: reagan_fanatic
Cripes - I think the beating him bloody with the pool stick would have been enough.

Watch out for the hype. If he beat the kid bloody, how was the kid able to block the door with a dresser while the old man went to get his gun?

If someone is beat bloody with a cue stick he would not be bouncing right back up.

50 posted on 08/02/2007 10:25:18 AM PDT by oldbrowser (Where do we go from here?)
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