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Old 08-05-2014, 11:23 PM   #1
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Exclamation rock throwing at cars now the in thing in PA -argh

A month ago- a lady from Ohio was traveling i80 in central PA. Some teens thru a rock - it broke her windshield -she litterly lost an eye ball. 4 teens were involved- 3 will be tried as adults. We raised 60k for this woman. She was in critical condition- she just got upgraded to serious condition.

SO now the other day a tractor trailer had his windshield busted up- around $1000 damage. He is not hurt. The perps not caught-yet.

We are a rural area- in the past we did not need fences on over passes- and we are quite hilly- the highest point east of the Mississippi river is not for from here... so even if we gated every over pass this can still happen.

Thus far- my hunch is mommy and daddy will simply pay a fine... and the punk will be free. Like many areas we have our share of punks- many from NJ, NY, Philly.

This is worrisome.

As much as I dont like more laws- I am thinking perps should be ineligible for a drivers license for 10 years AFTER jail/probation is served.

You could ride a bike from my house to both locations where this happened.

of the 2 links- please look at this one. She now speaks via a trachea tube. She did not do anything to anyone.

this is the trucker from this week

I have been in touch with my local newspaper. I also have contacted my state Reps office. (they know my well there)

I need ideas- to pass along. This can be your loved one, it could be you.

We are a rural area- there are 200,000 people in 4 counties. Even with out punks- we do get landslides. A rock as large as a car has been known to fall off a mountain. Those areas are marked- beware of falling rocks- per the yellow signs. Some such areas have high fencing. At one point the fireman hosed down the side of route 11- the idea was to set loose the rocks that were going to fall in the next heavy rain. So far- it seems to have worked.

Kids go back to school that may help.

A good portion of my property tax- goes for things for kids to do. We built a skate park just for the kids- this in addition to ball fields- a pool, boating-fishing- YMCA- and a grandiose library we did not need. There should not be such a thing as a bored kid!

We got to find a way for these kids to have skin in the game.

Thus far- the only ideas floated are lock them away and throw away the key. Judges in the area- they are strict- they almost never cut a criminal a break.

Like it or not- our quaint area- is becoming urban. We are a suburb with out a city.

Area bikers and others raised just over $60,000 for Sharon Budds medical bills. No way will that cover over a month in ICU.

As an area- we rely in part on tourism money. We also house corporate headquarters of a larger grocer. We have a handful of universities- one of our main industries is prefab houses- and companies that make parts for them.

Tourists could stop coming. Truckers could stop delivering. Then we are screwed. I suppose attention galore could be paid to i80. But the exits- off of there are tougher to secure.

Our Governor just raised car fees- we now will be among the highest in the nation. Last time we got more then our share of federal highway money- and I expect Bud Shuster will do that again this time.

A shred of good news- all 4 teens were caught and 3 will be charged as adults. But that wont let Sharon speak with out a trachea tube, and it wont replace her eye ball.

The rock thrower at the trucker- I doubt will be caught. Maybe insurance covers some of it- but then who pays for insurance? yeah- all of us do.

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I voted no. I think they should be tried for attempted murder.
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Old 08-06-2014, 12:02 PM   #4
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Lose their drivers license ??

They should be whipped like a rented mule.
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Old 08-06-2014, 12:43 PM   #5
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I vote no. I think these ferals should be tried in adult court for murder. If the Grand Jury won't indict them for attempted murder they should be tried for assault with a deadly weapon with intent to cause great bodily harm. Then, they should be transported to the Big Boys prison so they can be someones bitch for twenty years.
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Rocks are easily deadly weapons and deadly force is justified to repel a rock attack. Treat them as if they were shooting at people, murderers, since the difference is really just projectile size and speed.
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Old 08-08-2014, 11:12 AM   #7
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Hang them from the nearest tree!
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Old 08-08-2014, 01:29 PM   #8
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We did the stupidest things when we were kids and it was only our good fortune that no one got seriously hurt.

On a deeper level there are sometimes karmic reasons for being in the 'wrong place at the wrong time' and also future karmic balancing for the perps.

There was a time when I would have agreed with the hang em from a tree response but I find myself much more accepting of what we recieve, its all just experience in the end.

Doesnt sit well when a parent is badly hurt or taken from their children though.

Learning to take responsibility for our actions, at all levels, seems to be the lost lesson here.
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Old 08-09-2014, 12:37 AM   #9
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2 of the teens had a court hearing today. they were expressionless. on bail 50k. considered to be under house arrest.
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