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Brookline Police ID alleged library spurter

SuspectSuspectBrookline Police report they will arrest Tyler Grace, of no known address, just as soon as he's arraigned in Maine on similar indecent-assault charges.

Police say Grace, 29, fondled himself in the main Public Library of Brookline branch on Washington Street on Saturday, then finished his act on a woman sitting next to him.

Police say Grace's arraignment in Penobscot County is scheduled for Friday, after which he will have to answer to Brookline charges of open and gross lewdness, indecent assault and battery and assault and batttery with a dangerous weapon.

Innocent, etc.

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I just can't get over how disgusting this is.

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Sounds like someone needs therapy.

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Well, we know it was loaded and it went off. But is a squirt gun considered a dangerous weapon?

Seriously. I can understand where it might be, depending on the circumstances. But, in this instance? Is a dick legally considered a dangerous weapon?

Suldog
http://jimsuldog.blogspot.com

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Well, considering that semen can carry all sorts of transmittable diseases, I think that the D.A. has a pretty compelling argument that in this case, the dangerous weapon portion of the charges is justified.

I've seen a case where a shoe was considered a dangerous weapon.

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But, if we're talking about disease being the factor, won't disease have to be proven before the charge can stick? Or some other relevant factor, perhaps the victim having an allergy to semen? In the case of a gun, doesn't the gun have to be loaded to be considered deadly?

I'm truly not trying to be facetious here. The crime is despicable, but that one charge strikes me as odd.

Suldog
http://jimsuldog.blogspot.com

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Well if the charges don't stick, I'm sure something else will.

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You don't know where that dick has been. Who knows what this dude is carrying. HIV? Hep C?

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That's exactly what my mom used to tell my sister after she put a random dick in her mouth.

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n/t

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The dick is not a dangerous weapon, the semen is.

Courts will consider several factors when trying to determine is something would be considered a "dangerous use" weapon:

1. The nature, size and shape of the object.
2. The manner in which it was handled.
3. Whether the exhibition of the object should reasonably have caused the victim to be afraid.
4. Whether the suspect intended to provoke fear in the victim.
(Comm v. Marrero, 19 Mass. App. Ct. 921 [1984])

Harmelss objects that might cause fear can also be considered weapons (fake guns).

Water from a squirt gun would not be considered a weapon unless there were other circumstances (person with the squirt gun told their victim that there was bleach in the gun and threatened them with it)

So no, just because the weapon might be fake, or the semen might not be diseased, doesn't come into play when making these charges.

Although spitting is one instance where I think they don't use the weapon charge. I'm sure there are some court rulings on that somewhere.

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Good explanations, and I appreciate them.

Suldog
http://jimsuldog.blogspot.com

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are considered a dangerous weapon. I've seen similar charges for throwing a pee-soaked piece of clothing at someone, tossing dog poo at someone, etc.

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