Wicked Local Saugus reels in the story.
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Some of these appointed officials, I don't know who drug them in.
That was a really crappie thing to do.
I totally thought of this, too! I bet a lightly fried fish fillet wouldn't hurt as much as a frozen one.
Yup, nothing like a little violence when volunteering to help veterans.
My favorite quote from the article:
“I kept hitting him back,” Graney said. “I had to defend myself. The guy’s an ex-cop. He might have had a gun.”
See, if it was me and I suspected someone might have a gun, I wouldn't stand around hitting them.
Never bring a frozen fish filet to a swordfish fight.
That's what I always say.
Or even a trigger fish would have been better.
I really hope this one goes to a trial, rather than a plea bargain. Mostly because I want to see the DA try to prove to a jury that "deadly weapon" is a category that includes frozen fish fillets. (Relevant cross-ex: what if they were just refrigerated? How about chicken nuggets? What if I just wielded a 30-pound grouper and used it to smack somebody upside the head?)
Can we put the fish on the stand?
I can see a Taiwanese news animation of the reenactment now.
Basically, if you can prove you can do serious bodily harm with the thing, it's "a dangerous weapon."
Slapping somebody with a fresh fish may be a Three Stooges routine, but flash freeze that thing and hit somebody in the head with it, yeah, that's assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Same with shoes - you don't normally think of them as dangerous weapons, but stomp on somebody with them and yes, you're going to be charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, shod foot.
Actually I think Python might be the better fish slapping comedy reference.
dead fish on the landing.
I see what you did there...
I don't know why, but I often have a problem writing "assault and battery," I leave the y off for some reason. As witty as assault and batter is in this case, I feel compelled to fix it.
Once the police turn up the heat on this case the accused will begin to wilt. The rock hard presentation will soften and the slimy exterior will become apparent. He will bend until it is clear his lack of backbone allows him to spill his guts. Under the heat of the hot lamps he will cook until he is good and done. The cops will eat up the evidence until it turns into a shitshow.
My plea? Not gill-ty. A speedy trial date without filet please.
Graney said the injury hurt, but that he did not go to the hospital.
“What’s a doctor going to do about it?” Graney said.
Though its thoughtful of the school committee member to both hit his geriatric big mouth opponent and offer him cold compress for the impending bruise at the same time.
I always laugh recalling a skit on the old Big Mattress show on WBCN where they referred to Mrs. Paul's Home for Battered Fish.
What if it were you, making that 9-1-1 call?
If it were you with that summons, you wouldn't be laughing at aaaalllllll!
(Sorry, had to go there.)
Saugus seems like a political hot potato. I moved there last summer and in an effort to learn more about the town, I joined a facebook group about the Wheelabrator mess.
After a bit, I casually happened to mention I'd love to hear what happened with all the recalled Selectmen/women the prior year. I was suddenly asked if I vote, people were talking about me on facebook like I wasn't there, thinking I was some kind of "plant".
I have since been banned from the stop Wheelabrator facebook group. Not sure what I said but there's are obviously a lot running under the surface. I know they've had problems in the past, a librarian that stole hundreds of thousands of GE grants to the library, etc., but it's a nice town from what I've seen so far. Everyone I've met have been friendly and welcoming but there's obviously a lot of history like this fish slapping episode.
Saugus can be pretty crazy.
My first job was covering their Select Board meetings and I'd get phone calls in the middle of the night directing me to look at anonymous forums where people accused the selectmen or town manager of various forms of impropriety -- all impossible to verify, of course.
It was pretty sad.
http://medfordinformationcentral.blogspot.com/ is Medford's resident lunatic whackjob.
Joe Vig makes your typical conspiracy theorist look lucid. He even has his own "inside jokes" which are entirely self-referential within his blog.
Seems like every city has these crazies - some are just louder than others.
We're all aware of who Arlington's is.
...bringing new definitions to the term "shit-show."
That shit cray
We hear stories like this every day, of someone assaulted with a torrent of large frozen fish products, but when a law-abiding citizen applies for a permit for low-capacity, low-caliber fish stick concealed carry, he gets stonewalled.
I tell you, if everyone packed fish, that criminal aggressor would have gone down in a hail of batter-fried fish balls before he could harm an innocent.
What in cod's name was he thinking?
and that Graney can pick up the Pisces of his life.
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