GUN Rubber band gun = felony assualt charge for 11 year old

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  1. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    http://www.wftv.com/news/13448349/detail.html
    11-Year-Old Arrested For Using Rubber Band Gun

    POSTED: 5:59 pm EDT June 5, 2007
    UPDATED: 7:58 am EDT June 6, 2007

    OCOEE, Fla. -- An 11-year-old Ocoee boy was arrested for playing with a toy gun. Police said the arrest was necessary, because it was a safety issue.

    The boy was using a rubber band gun and his father said the kid did nothing wrong, but police said they take it as a serious threat and the 11-year-old is facing felony charges.

    The crime isn't very common, but Ocoee police said it is serious. It centers on an 11-year0old boy and his toy short-barreled shotgun.

    The incident started Sunday afternoon, when the 11-year-old was riding in his dad's pickup near Clarke Road and White Road in Ocoee. Someone driving nearby called police after they said the boy pointed what looked like a real gun out the window. The victim told police she was afraid for her life.

    "With that type of behavior, it's hard to tell if it's a real gun or not, especially in their car," said Sgt. Randy Conyers, Ocoee Police Department.

    But, according to the charging affidavit, the 11-year-old's dad said nothing was wrong with what his son had done and that he used to do it as a kid. The boy even told police he was pretending to be a cop and thought the victims were laughing with him.

    The gun itself only fires rubber bands and was checked into evidence. Police didn't comment on the weapon's color or release any images. Still, the victims said they were frightened and, police said, toy or no toy, the charges are justified.

    Eyewitness News spoke to the father of the suspect on the phone. He said his son is out of juvenile detention and that a judge told him the case would be dropped. He also confirmed that the gun was black, but that it looked more like a stick than a gun.

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    This country's gone completely down the shitter in pretty short period of time, I wonder how many times I would of been arrested if I were growing up today :hs:
     
  2. whamola

    whamola Tonight....you.

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    They tried to get one of our football players with the same charge, for an airsoft gun. Everything was dropped.
     
  3. Bdog

    Bdog ...but do I really care?

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    So wrapping a rubber band around your finger and shooting it at someone is a felony also? I don't see any difference, it's a fucking rubber band! You can kill someone and in certain situations only be charged with a misdemeanor.
     
  4. Anders 7

    Anders 7 I aim to misbehave OT Supporter

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    What the fuck is wrong with those cops? That shit wouldnt fly around here. In my city kids run around with BB guns shooting squirrels and I don't give a shit. A lot of kids also carry unloaded hunting shotguns in their trunk.
     
  5. Aequitas

    Aequitas If it keeps on raining, levee's going to break.

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    Pure fucking genius. I think this is the best way to insure that a young man with the insurmountable spirit of youth makes it nowhere in our world. Crush him early and he won't be a problem later on in life. Of course he won't be of any help either. The only crime being committed here is the theft of innocence of that young man.
     
  7. nozoki

    nozoki Hail to the king, baby.

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    Well, the kid was riding down the road pointing a shotgun looking thing out the window. The dad sounds like the real dumbass here.
     
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    wtf its in FL too :wtf: :ugh:
     
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    I'd like to see what the gun looked like

    the kid's fucked anyways with a dad like that

    you don't pretend to have a weapon unless you're ready for people to take it as real
     
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    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    jesus. I used to run around with real BB guns when I was like 5-8. rubber band guns too. People used to yell at us if we went on their property or something, but no one ever feared for their life! Fucking media.

    This world is going to shit.
     
  14. Dumbstixlars

    Dumbstixlars Ron Paul/AR-15/Glock/old car/Scooby/R/C croo OT Supporter

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    Florida? WTF? I was expecting this to be from the UK or Australia. It's just a kid with a rubber band gun. The "victims" should be bitch slapped for sucking at life. :madfawk:
     
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    He's 11, legally speaking his is incapable of comitting a crime unless they can show clear proof that at the time the act was committed he knew of its wrongfulness. Secondly, how can it be assault if there was no unlawful attempt at battery? Sounds like everyone fucked up in this case.
     
  16. idleprocess

    idleprocess Bring a dollar with you baby in the cold cold grou

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    I wonder if the "victim" was someone important, or the cops are trying to cover their overreaction?
     
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    Finest OG #93

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    Probably something along the lines like this:

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    Thats fucked up.

    But kids shouldnt have that realistic toy guns. at least in paranoid america.
     
  21. Werm

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    Dumb charge... but the dad shouldn't have let his kid point it around out the window etc... in this day and age.
     
  22. Markus

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    The cops are totally overreacting, at most they should give the kid and father a warning
     

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