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Philly Gossip

CBS 3’s news anchor Alycia Lane, was arrested for assaulting a New York City police officer. According to John Lott, she was looking to get a little help from Fast Eddie. He was making excuses for her on sports talk 610 apparently. You know, whether a police officer is involved here or not, if someone calls you a name, and you haul off and hit the person, it’s still assault. There’s not really any excuse for that.

But yeah, Ed Rendell doesn’t like you having a gun to protect yourself. Think you can count on the governor to make excuses for you if you were to run afoul of all the new gun laws he wants? Doubt it.

2 Responses to “Philly Gossip”

  1. straightarrow says:

    “You know, whether a police officer is involved here or not, if someone calls you a name, and you haul off and hit the person, it’s still assault. There’s not really any excuse for that.”-Sebastian

    Wrong again. There is an excuse for it and it used to be recognized in our courts. “Fighting words” were recognized as a provocation sufficient to exonerate the accused. Thus it always is in a civilized and courteous society. Perhaps the removal of that consideration is the reason we are no longer either.

  2. straightarrow says:

    Not taking issue with the specific situation, because I don’t know what happened and neither does anybody else at the moment. No, I do not automatically accept the cops’ version, they lie, a lot, you know. Doesn’t mean they are this time, but more proof is needed.

    Why is it a felony to hit a cop, but a misdemeanor to hit someone else? Why would you be treated more harshly in jail for hitting a cop than a citizen they are supposed to protect? Tell me again about professionalism.

    According to the cop’s own testimony, she committed the first assault when she grabbed the woman’s arm. They have no right to put their hands on you either, if you have commtted no crime. And to that point there hadn’t been one.

    Quit being so quick to curry favor. They don’t care, nor will they notice.

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