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We Finally Know Why Rand Paul's Neighbor Attacked Him
Townhall.com ^ | June 12, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien

Posted on 06/12/2018 9:47:22 AM PDT by jazusamo

We Finally Know Why Rand Paul's Neighbor Attacked Him

UPDATE: Sen. Rand Paul's (R-KY) office has provided Townhall the following statement regarding last year's attack.

"Before Senator Paul was violently attacked from behind, he had no conversations or discussions with the attacker. There was no 'longstanding dispute.' This description is untrue. It is impossible to have a dispute when no words of disagreement were ever spoken - neither immediately nor at any other time before the attack occurred. In the decade prior to the attack, Senator Paul had no contact with the attacker.

The attack was a pre-meditated assault that broke six of the Senator’s ribs and was complicated by fluid and blood around the lung and recurrent pneumonia. Any description of this attack that implies a “yard dispute” justifies such violence and misses the point."

ORIGINAL POST

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) was left with six broken ribs, including three displaced fractures, and months of intense pain that felt like 1,000 knives after his neighbor attacked him last year. The assailant, Dr. Rene Boucher, attacked Paul while he was mowing his lawn. The senator had just stepped off the lawn mower and was wearing silencing earmuffs and never saw or heard his neighbor coming.

Contrary to original rumors, Boucher's attack on the senator was not about politics. He was upset about yard debris, according to new court documents. From the Associated Press :

It said the disagreement over yard debris dates back to September 2017, when Paul piled a 10-foot-wide (3-meter-wide) stack of limbs onto a spot near Boucher’s property. The pile sat until October, when Boucher picked it up and hauled it away in portable dumpsters.

“Even though this debris was not on Dr. Boucher’s property, he viewed it as unsightly — as it was placed directly in his line of sight from his patio and the back door of his house,” the court record said.

Two more piles of debris appeared in the same month, and Boucher burned the pile on Nov. 2. Boucher used gasoline and suffered second-degree burns that he needed treatment for, the memorandum said.

The next day, Paul used his lawnmower to blow leaves onto Boucher’s yard and then made another branch pile in the same spot, it said.

“As Dr. Boucher has stated throughout, he lost his temper and tackled Rand Paul as Paul was carrying branches from another location on his property and placing them on the property line,” the memorandum said.

Boucher, formally requested to be placed on probation in court on Friday. Special Prosecutor Bradley Shepard had his own request: a 21-month prison sentence. Sentencing is this Friday.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: 115th; assault; boucher; lunaticdemocrap; randpaul; randpaulattacked; randpaulneighbor
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What we have here is a lack of communication.
1 posted on 06/12/2018 9:47:22 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

“What we have here is a lack of communication.”

Hehehehe, so true.


2 posted on 06/12/2018 9:49:16 AM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: jazusamo

Maybe a new episode in the works:

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3951130/


3 posted on 06/12/2018 9:49:45 AM PDT by KyCats
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To: jazusamo

If my neighbor were coming on to my property, and taking my wood for disposal, or burning my wood — I’d be calling the cops.

Rand Paul showed restraint when this neighbor trespassed and stole. Too bad the neighbor decided to escalate his bad behavior to include assault.


4 posted on 06/12/2018 9:51:13 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Yes, I get it - racism is bad and mutual respect and inclusion is good. But value Truth too.)
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To: jazusamo

If I had a nice neighbor that hauled away my branches, I would continue to put more branches there for him to return the favor...………………


5 posted on 06/12/2018 9:51:42 AM PDT by PeterPrinciple (Thinking Caps are no longer being issued but there must be a warehouse full of them somewhere.)
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To: jazusamo

6 posted on 06/12/2018 9:52:01 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (<img src="http://i.imgur.com/WukZwJP.gif" width=800>https://i.imgur.com/zXSEP5Z.gif)
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He burned himself with gasoline? And then broke a guy’s ribs over branches?

This guy is not bright.


7 posted on 06/12/2018 9:52:18 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: KyCats

Law & Order: Special Landscaping Unit


8 posted on 06/12/2018 9:52:43 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: jazusamo

The brush pile was there to give the bunny rabbits a place to hide from the raptors.


9 posted on 06/12/2018 9:52:54 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (<img src="http://i.imgur.com/WukZwJP.gif" width=800>https://i.imgur.com/zXSEP5Z.gif)
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What weve got here is a failure to communicate:


10 posted on 06/12/2018 9:53:10 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (Quit calling them liberals, progressives, or Democrats. Call them what they are: COMMUNISTS!)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Is the neighbor deranged? Is he liberal? Is there a political component to this?

The media didn’t give much coverage to this incident. Can you imagine if Chuck Schumer or Nancy Pelosi were attacked doing yard work at their homes?


11 posted on 06/12/2018 9:53:12 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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The guy used gasoline to burn brush. What’s he a doctor of again?


12 posted on 06/12/2018 9:54:19 AM PDT by RinaseaofDs
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Thanks, I blew it, didn’t get it right. :^)


13 posted on 06/12/2018 9:54:30 AM PDT by jazusamo (Have YOU Donated to Keep Free Republic Up and Running?)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Can you imagine if Chuck Schumer or Nancy Pelosi were attacked doing yard work at their homes?

No, but I can imagine their illegal immigrant yard worker being arrested by ICE.

14 posted on 06/12/2018 9:54:51 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (<img src="http://i.imgur.com/WukZwJP.gif" width=800>https://i.imgur.com/zXSEP5Z.gif)
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You can’t attack and beat a sitting US senator unless he attacks you

This guy needs to do some time

Six months at county work camp sounds fair

Chance to redeem his record later maybe


15 posted on 06/12/2018 9:55:22 AM PDT by wardaddy (Hanged not hung.)
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16 posted on 06/12/2018 9:56:19 AM PDT by jazusamo (Have YOU Donated to Keep Free Republic Up and Running?)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Or harry reid? lol


17 posted on 06/12/2018 9:56:19 AM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (I'm not tired of Winning yet! Please, continue on!)
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To: jazusamo
What we have here is a lack of communication.

Perhaps it is more normal LEFTist behavior as in projection of grievances to justify an assault?

18 posted on 06/12/2018 9:56:39 AM PDT by SES1066 (Happiness is a depressed Washington, DC housing market!)
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To: jazusamo

No, but close, “What we’ve got here is failure to communicate.” Spoken with a southern drawl.


19 posted on 06/12/2018 9:57:57 AM PDT by BushCountry (thinks he needs a gal whose name doesn't end in ".jpg")
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To: RinaseaofDs

[[The guy used gasoline to burn brush. What’s he a doctor of again?]]

Intestinal gas


20 posted on 06/12/2018 9:58:24 AM PDT by Bob434
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