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Waterloo Teen Arrested for Throwing Snowball (yes, a SNOWBALL)
Seneca Daily News ^ | 01/26/12

Posted on 01/26/2012 7:52:07 PM PST by Behind Liberal Lines

WATERLOO, NY--the Waterloo Police Department reports the warrant arrest of Christopher G. Ludwig, 17 of 79 Stark Street Waterloo, NY for Harassment in the second degree and for a violation of the Village of Waterloo Municipal Code.

The arrest is a result of a complaint where it is alleged that Ludwig did throw a snow ball, striking another person which did cause pain and redness to the victim’s leg.

Ludwig was arraigned in the Waterloo Village Court and released on his own recognizance to reappear on a later date.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Front Page News; US: New York
KEYWORDS: donutwatch; ludwig; snowball; village; waterloo
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Thank goodness the police are out there stopping dangerous snowball tossers. Hopefully they can also crack down on wet willies, wedgies and swirlies while they are at it.
1 posted on 01/26/2012 7:52:11 PM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Hieronymus; VampireStateNY; governsleastgovernsbest; gaspar; NativeNewYorker; drjimmy; Atticus; ...
Here's a picture of the dangerous criminal for this episode of "Upstate NY ping list"


2 posted on 01/26/2012 7:54:12 PM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

If he’d been even humming White Christmas this would be an obvious hate crime.


3 posted on 01/26/2012 7:55:36 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

The Village idiot apparently has a gun & badge.


4 posted on 01/26/2012 7:55:55 PM PST by henkster (Obama regime mission statement: "Find the people working, and stop them!")
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

arrested?! didn’t they even tase him?


5 posted on 01/26/2012 7:58:36 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (religion + guns = liberty.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Aw, put some... ice on it? (duck’n & runn’n)


6 posted on 01/26/2012 7:58:53 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: henkster
The Village idiot apparently has a gun & badge.

That's a universal truth.

7 posted on 01/26/2012 7:59:48 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (religion + guns = liberty.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

“I’m gonna get you, Junior Barnes, you gunky!”


8 posted on 01/26/2012 8:02:20 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

*sigh*. Waterloo isn’t even near Ithaca......

It’s in the middle of the boonies.


9 posted on 01/26/2012 8:04:25 PM PST by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

I believe they would call that a weapon of mass destruction!


10 posted on 01/26/2012 8:05:51 PM PST by rfreedom4u (Forced diversity causes dissent!)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

When I was a kid some of the boys would ice up the snowballs.

Awful,but no one was hurt,thank God. They were like rocks.


11 posted on 01/26/2012 8:05:51 PM PST by Mears (Alcohol. Tobacco. Firearms. What's not to like?)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Did cause redness to the victim’s leg.

I hate it when that happens.


12 posted on 01/26/2012 8:07:17 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Don't forget the purple nurple.
13 posted on 01/26/2012 8:08:25 PM PST by tractorman (I never miss a chance to tweak a liberal.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines; mrreaganaut
Was it this cat? The black cat is named "Snowball".

Photobucket

14 posted on 01/26/2012 8:09:10 PM PST by reaganaut (If Romney is a conservative then I'm the frickin Angel Moroni.)
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To: metmom

In Ithaca it would have been a felony charge. ;)


15 posted on 01/26/2012 8:10:11 PM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: the invisib1e hand
The Village idiot apparently has a gun & badge. That's a universal truth.

The "union" village idiot ...

16 posted on 01/26/2012 8:10:20 PM PST by ConservativeInPA (Newt makes me want to become a better American. There are no bounds to greatness.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
How far we've come in 48 years!


17 posted on 01/26/2012 8:11:10 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Some Wittle Cwy baby got hit with a snowball by the bad boogie man and filed a powice wepowt.

It would be great to see what this crybaby looks like.

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18 posted on 01/26/2012 8:13:44 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
They should modify red light cameras to detect snow missiles, and mount them all over in towns where it snows.
Then they could catch the dangerous criminals engaging in these warlike, militia type activities.

Today a snowball, the next day a car b*mb, and next week they will have uranium.

Stop the madness, stop the snow criminals.

19 posted on 01/26/2012 8:14:42 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Criminalizing normal youthful behavior has become the norm. You can't have any innocent fun anymore. So sad.
20 posted on 01/26/2012 8:18:59 PM PST by dandiegirl
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

THere is a serious side to throwing snowballs, as well as a hilarious side.

One poster mentioned “Icing” a snowball (i.e. putting ice inside of it to give it more weight and sting). Others used stones. It can blind you with a direct hit.

Can also smash (in the old days), car windows, one’s glasses, teeth, etc.

These would be assault and assault with intent to main, misdemeanor to felony charges.

Now, for a funny story. One day I was driving my business’ Chevy station wagon (i.e. my father’s car), with the driver’s window open only about 1/2 inch. Some kid, about 12 or so, hit me in the window/face with a wet snowball. I was lucky it only sprayed my eyes and I was able to keep control of the car.

Then I spotted the little shit and his friend going across the street (from left to right) in front of me, so I chased them in my car, making a sharp right, going up over the sidewalk, driving on it, and then turning into a parking lot. To them, it appeared that I was trying to run them down and I was getting awfully close.

They ran like hell, dove through the bushes, and ran away probably leaving a trail of piss and crap behind them.

The maintenance workers at the school, whose lot I was driving thru, cheered me on and clapped like crazy.

I guarantee that those little shits never threw another snowball at a car, esp. since they knew that I worked up the next block.

They don’t call me “MadMax” for nothing. Mel Gibson, eat your heart out!


21 posted on 01/26/2012 8:25:24 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
The arrest is a result of a complaint where it is alleged that Ludwig did throw a snow ball, striking another person which did cause pain and redness to the victim’s leg.

Good grief. I thought that the "silly season" was supposed to be confined to the politicians!!!

22 posted on 01/26/2012 8:28:28 PM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - Another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

No doubt.


23 posted on 01/26/2012 8:29:58 PM PST by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

I think maybe I’ll stay in Australia for a while until some sense comes back to the US. Might be here for a while.


24 posted on 01/26/2012 8:41:15 PM PST by SkyDancer ("Never Have Regrets Because At The Time It Was Exactly What You Wanted")
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Your point is well taken, but as written it appears to be a case involving a regular old fashioned snowball


25 posted on 01/26/2012 8:45:13 PM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Your point is well taken, but as written it appears to be a case involving a regular old fashioned snowball


26 posted on 01/26/2012 8:45:21 PM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: SkyDancer

I don’t think there is any “safe” place at the moment, they took the Aussie’s guns away from them mostly, and the socialists are driving that place into the ground too. We need to pick a spot, then have a combined effort to win back freedom.


27 posted on 01/26/2012 8:49:58 PM PST by Bulwyf
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time.


28 posted on 01/26/2012 8:59:23 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Arrested for committing a crime with snow? Did they shoot his husky first?
29 posted on 01/26/2012 9:02:18 PM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: the invisib1e hand

Perhaps they can tase this snow criminal retroactively when he shows up for his court appearance.


30 posted on 01/26/2012 9:46:14 PM PST by Rio (DNRC)
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To: dfwgator

Slushball...no doubt about it.


31 posted on 01/26/2012 9:48:56 PM PST by stboz
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To: Venturer

It’s called assault. Either you believe in the law or you don’t.


32 posted on 01/26/2012 9:52:16 PM PST by poindexter
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

This is how the American Revolution got started.

A group of kids threw snowballs at passing English soldiers and got shot.


33 posted on 01/26/2012 9:54:55 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (NEWT GINGRICH 2012)
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To: dandiegirl

It might be possible to cause significant injury or property damage with a piece or ball of hard ice or fiendishly hard packed snow. And it’s not sporting to blind the driver of a vehicle with snow on the windshield. But the typical soft snowball — phfft.


34 posted on 01/26/2012 10:03:30 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: poindexter

I’m assuming you’re....youngish???


35 posted on 01/26/2012 10:41:35 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (I'm endorsing O'bama AND Romney as all my guys & gals don't make it very far. Go Barry! Go Mitt!)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

It’s time for Great Britain to ban snow! Snow has become as dangerous as guns!/sarc


36 posted on 01/26/2012 11:03:47 PM PST by Wiz
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To: poindexter

I recall the day I lobbed a snowball at a girl from down the street (I’m a guy). I imagine I was in the 2nd grade or so. I remember thinking it was way too far, but what the heck.

Well, that thing took wings - sailed at LEAST 200 feet (well - it seemed so at the time) and hit her square in the face. She turned and ran home, and I ran home - crying.

Yes I got in trouble for it!

And at 17 years old, obviously would depend on the circumstances. It probably wasn’t a mutual snowball fight. Picking on the geeky kid walking home from school - sounds about the right punishment. Maybe a bit harsh from the old days. Although I know some of my buddies would have preferred this compared to the beating they got from their dads doing a similar thing.


37 posted on 01/26/2012 11:13:47 PM PST by 21twelve
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

I am in total agreement with the law and am glad the kid got arrested. Since when is it okay to throw things at people? If you’re defending this kid then you’re saying it’s okay to throw rocks, beer bottles, etc. and not get arrested. When I was growing up we would gather at the park or on the playground at recess and have controlled snowball fights with rules and distances between throwers so no one would get hurt. It was FUN. We also had a few bullies that would attack on the walk home from school and aim for the face, which was not fun. If this kid wanted to throw snowballs so badly he should have done it on his own property. But then he wouldn’t have been able to hurt anyone, which was his goal all along.


38 posted on 01/26/2012 11:59:06 PM PST by dupree
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
THere is a serious side to throwing snowballs, as well as a hilarious side.

One poster mentioned “Icing” a snowball (i.e. putting ice inside of it to give it more weight and sting). Others used stones. It can blind you with a direct hit.

Can also smash (in the old days), car windows, one’s glasses, teeth, etc.

These would be assault and assault with intent to main, misdemeanor to felony charges.

Now, for a funny story. One day I was driving my business’ Chevy station wagon (i.e. my father’s car), with the driver’s window open only about 1/2 inch. Some kid, about 12 or so, hit me in the window/face with a wet snowball. I was lucky it only sprayed my eyes and I was able to keep control of the car.

Then I spotted the little shit and his friend going across the street (from left to right) in front of me, so I chased them in my car, making a sharp right, going up over the sidewalk, driving on it, and then turning into a parking lot. To them, it appeared that I was trying to run them down and I was getting awfully close.

They ran like hell, dove through the bushes, and ran away probably leaving a trail of piss and crap behind them.

The maintenance workers at the school, whose lot I was driving thru, cheered me on and clapped like crazy.

I guarantee that those little shits never threw another snowball at a car, esp. since they knew that I worked up the next block.

They don’t call me “MadMax” for nothing. Mel Gibson, eat your heart out!

Your efforts to spin this charge into reasonableness, and then hide your efforts behind story tricks and swear words to let your spin go deep without being recognized, are noted.

Nevertheless, this arrest for throwing a snowball is more than wrong - it's sick, and a rape of the very meaning and purpose of law and police enforcement. Waterloo, NY should hang it's head in shame for the level of institutional depravity this represents.

As for you, there are no words for someone who would work so hard to try to get a free people to accept such an insane degradation to their sanity and liberty. Your efforts, and even more your intent, is utterly revolting.

39 posted on 01/27/2012 12:55:40 AM PST by Talisker (Apology accepted, Captain Needa.)
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To: poindexter; Venturer

Poindexter is right. Strictly speaking, it is undeniably an assault. And if someone insists on complaining about it, I don’t see how the police have any choice other than to write it up and take action. I think its pretty pitiful that someone is so humorless they have to complain about such activity, but then we dont know all the circumstances. There may be a lot more to this.


40 posted on 01/27/2012 1:10:10 AM PST by Vanders9
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To: Wiz

Eh? What are you talking about? This happened in NY.


41 posted on 01/27/2012 1:12:22 AM PST by Vanders9
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Ok, but what about the Ithaca Municipal code concerning snow ball stockpiling?


42 posted on 01/27/2012 2:43:39 AM PST by Jimmy Valentine's brother (Near term Obamacare 'Unit")
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To: Vanders9

My husband knows this family when he was married to his first wife. The parents are notorious liberals so this should be interesting (popping popcorn).


43 posted on 01/27/2012 4:16:30 AM PST by AbolishCSEU (Percentage of Income in CS is inversely proportionate to Mother's parenting of children)
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To: metmom

Don’t be deceived. The whole Fingerlakes area is nothing but uber liberal. My stepson’s FB page (he’s friends with the snowballer) is circulating a photo of a cancerous deer and they are all associating it with FRACKING!!


44 posted on 01/27/2012 4:19:15 AM PST by AbolishCSEU (Percentage of Income in CS is inversely proportionate to Mother's parenting of children)
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To: AbolishCSEU

The whole FL is not über liberal yet, but the parents are blind to the leftist cancer seeping out of Ithaca, the indoctrination going on at the local schools and libraries [one of the local small town libraries aired the union-backed, anti -WalMart doc for “family move night”], the replacement of local farmers with liberal winery owners [many of whom are pausing antifracking] and the resulting effect on the young people.


45 posted on 01/27/2012 4:30:27 AM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Fracking hasn’t been paused, it’s been stopped as a whole. Every day there is an article in the FL times against fracking. I find it funny that those who are against fracking are those people who either have gov’t jobs or who have made their wealth in the past when NYS was the Empire State. They want to turn NYS into strictly tourism; one big state park.

Waterloo school district is terribly full of liberal agenda (I see the school newsletters for my stepchildren) Most everyone is on some sort of “special ed” due to non-parenting. Government has outlawed discipline and has equated all traditional parenting with “abuse.”


46 posted on 01/27/2012 4:44:38 AM PST by AbolishCSEU (Percentage of Income in CS is inversely proportionate to Mother's parenting of children)
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To: AbolishCSEU

I feel bad for people in Seneca County. Ithaca is mestastizing from the south. Geneva from west. And schools everywhere are in the grip of leftist Alinskyites.


47 posted on 01/27/2012 5:05:49 AM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: poindexter

Well, you are right, it’s definitely an assault, Ten years at hard labor would break up ths kind of foolishness.


48 posted on 01/27/2012 5:27:14 AM PST by Venturer
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Where I work, Throwing snowballs can get you fired. We have a guy who was a baseball pitcher in college and he can wind up and really bean a person.
A few decades ago a guy lost his eye thrown by co-worker. SO they put this rule in place....
I cant really see arresting someone...


49 posted on 01/27/2012 5:42:21 AM PST by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: the invisib1e hand
It could have been worse. The Boston Massacre began as a snowball fight.


50 posted on 01/27/2012 6:22:49 AM PST by jmcenanly (Things will be better in 2013)
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