BVC-CHAT FW: Dallas Morning News E-mail Edition: June 14, 2005
lkennedy at cvm.tamu.edu
Tue Jun 14 17:24:56 CDT 2005
On Tuesday, June 14, 2005, at 05:19 PM, Chris Menzel wrote:
>> A police officer who investigated the incident testified that Ms.
>> Dolkart acknowledged "tapping" Mr. Thomas' bicycle because he was
>> blocking her way as she drove to meet friends to ride her own bicycle
>> at the lake about 10 a.m. on a Sunday.
> Let's see, let's suppose I'm hurrying down a crowded street to get to
> baseball game and Ms Dolkart is walking too slowly for my tastes and is
> blocking my way and I decide to "tap" her with my baseball bat hard
> enough to knock her down and cause her injuries comparable to Mr
> Thomas's. Do you think I'd get probation and a fine?
> Now I'm not saying that that anyone should tap Ms Dolkart with a
> baseball bat; but I'd understand...(apologies to Chris Rock).
Well, considering that this is Texas, the only thing I can guarantee is
if you killed someone with a baseball bat you'd get the death
penalty......whether you just intended to "tap" him or not.....
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