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    Swampscott man charged with assault after hitting alleged robber

    This incident occurred a couple weeks ago, but I believe he went to
    court yesterday, so that is why it is in the news today.

    I would love to be on this jury.....

    I welcome feedback from the Left on this case......
     
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    PR here reporting in from somewhere in the middle.

    I just don't get it. If you're stealing something from someone and they catch you, you should expect at the very LEAST, a solid punch in the mouth.

    If I were on this jury, I could not find him guilty unless it was proven the guy was not in fact stealing from him.

    Maybe I'll take a ride up to Swampscott police station and tell them I saw the entire incident....
     
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    Unless Fox News is leaving out some details (which is possible), it obviously is a case of self defense. Not only that Johnson should be charged with possession of a class A substance.
     
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    The DA would probably applaud the actions of Pen States McQueary who witnessed a rape of a child and did nothing !

    I am sure they would have wanted him to report the incident, but take
    no action.

    I for one would have supported McQueary if he used force to hurt
    Sandusky when he caught him in the shower raping a 10 year old boy.

    I consider McQueary a total coward for his actions .....
     
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    Just my guess, but I believe just about everyone agrees with this. Left, middle, right and everywhere in between.

    People like him should not be protected in prison...
     
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    Sounds like Paterno ran a cult-like organization, which was effective for football, but not for decency. There are some studies showing how obedience to authority can lead to great harm. Military atrocities around the world are the most common examples, but also there have been famous studies using college-age adults. McQueary will have to live with his lack of action for the rest of his life, but I believe the problem was with the way Paterno ran things. That said, it would be easier to understand McQueary's lack of action if he was 18 or so, but he was 28, which is a old for not being able to think independently. Regardless, I have no sympathy for McQueary.

    Cup of Joe, the kind of liberals who might oppose you in this thread are about as common as the kind of conservatives who might oppose you in this thread.
     
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    Why muddy these waters with the well discussed Penn State stuff....

    I suspect that these charges will be thrown out, and the police probably had to do something, due to the injuries.. it will not go to a jury trial.

    BTW the perp in this case is being held without bail.

    Christian P. Johnson, 30, of 162 Union St., Lynn, pleaded innocent Thursday in Lynn District Court to charges of carrying a dangerous weapon (police baton), possessing a class A substance (heroin), attempting to commit a crime, disorderly conduct and possessing a knife over 2.5 inches

    Johnson was ordered held without bail because he was already out on bail for an arrest in April. In April, Johnson was reportedly found passed out on a sidewalk in Lynn while in possession of a class C substance. He was also charged with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct in that incident.
     
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    You can't just pummel someone else because they stole from you, but one punch is one punch. I don't care what the law says, he isn't guilty to me. That being said, I don't think its right to assume the cops feel as though the puncher is guilty. Its possible that they've decided that the injury was so severe that the decision to exonerate the guy should be kicked upstairs.
     
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    It is nice to see that we can find common ground every now and then.
     
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    Street Justice there's nothing like it, McCay (the puncher) instead of having to go to court should be given a free trip to Disneyland.
     
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    He could have gone Joe Horn on him and I would have still supported
    his actions !
     
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    Good point, you can defend yourself.. but cannot use excessive force on anyone. The law enforcement folks cannot do it, so I suspect this is why they charged him.

    Also suspect that this will get thrown out along the way..
     
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    Still don't like the fact that cops on the ground feel they are not allowed to make a call at the scene any more. They arrest everyone and let the courts sort it out? Stinks like a million lawyers to me. This guy would have had to hire a lawyer if this guy from Lynnfield didn't take it on pro-bono. Lawyers have a nice little scam going for themselves. Covered on all sides.
     
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    How do you know when the force is excessive? What if the perpetrator plans to tie you up and attack your family like the guys in Chesire, CT? No amount of force would have been too excessive for Dr. Petit to use to save his family.
     
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    One punch broke his Jaw !
    He did not go all Rodney King on him.

    Maybe he should have wrapped his hand in bubble wrap before he
    punched the thief.


    We don't want the criminal getting hurt now... do we?
     
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    If you are a victim and you suddenly find yourself dealing with a criminal there is no such thing as "excessive force" even if you beat the scum to death because you have no idea what the Criminal may do to you should he get the upper hand.

    Excessive Force my ass, kill the rotten bastards.

    The Little Squinty Eyed Grinning Pansy Liberal Ass Hole Mike Dukakis:
    When asked "what he would do if a scum broke into his home and was Raping Kitty (his wife) the little grinning weasel said "he would climb out a window and look for a Cop"
    :singing::singing::singing::singing::singing:

    Imagine what Kitty would look like when the cops got there.
     
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    Are they sure the thief wasn't JD Drew?
     
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    He should have packed heat, and shot him dead on the spot. One less dead beat the honorable in society have to worry about. Having been a blue collar guy since childhood, you simply don't steal a mans tools. That's his livelyhood. When you do, the life should be taken out of you.

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    cell phone endzone stunt?
     
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    Not the Saints Joe Horn !

    The Texas Joe Horn !
    Joe Horn shooting controversy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

     

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