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Youth charged with two counts of assault

Wednesday, January 29, 2014   by: SooToday.com Staff

NEWS RELEASE

SAULT STE MARIE
POLICE SERVICE

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A 13-year-old male was arrested as a result of a family dispute.

It is alleged that on January 28 the accused became angry with his mother and her boyfriend and gestured toward them with a pair of scissors in a stabbing motion.

He was charged with two counts of assault with a weapon and will be appearing in court on February 25.

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B Boy 1/29/2014 8:38:28 AM Report

Interesting how the tone of this headline is drastically different from the toaster incident where someone was even hit rather than threatened.
dust2 1/29/2014 8:40:22 AM Report

this story is almost the reverse of the one from yesterday with the toaster haha
Tag33&1/3rd 1/29/2014 8:44:12 AM Report

Wow similar for sure! Was there an actual assault? X2?
Tag33&1/3rd 1/29/2014 8:46:23 AM Report

Is Gurpy going to say "you go-boy"?
steelworker 1/29/2014 8:59:42 AM Report

I would have responded with some "ass-kicking" motions.
right wing 1/29/2014 9:15:53 AM Report

Yes why didn't SooToday have a flashy headline on this one like "Young Edward Scissor-hands does the angry gesture"
Sam C 1/29/2014 9:19:04 AM Report

The Criminal Code defines "assault" as...

265. (1) A person commits an assault when

(a) without the consent of another person, he applies force intentionally to that other person, directly or indirectly;

(b) he attempts or threatens, by an act or a gesture, to apply force to another person, if he has, or causes that other person to believe on reasonable grounds that he has, present ability to effect his purpose; or

(c) while openly wearing or carrying a weapon or an imitation thereof, he accosts or impedes another person or begs.

So it is not necessary to actually USE force: merely threaten to use force is considered assault.

The old charge of "assault and battery" referred to threatening (assault) and the actual use of force (battery).
steelworker 1/29/2014 9:19:40 AM Report

Howzabout a fast game of scissors,toaster, rock.
SooToday Moderator 1/29/2014 9:21:20 AM Report

As stated on yesterday's story...
This title was in no way sexist, we often put the gender of the victim in the title when the name is not given to us from the police. I changed it because he is a youth. Please try to focus on content when commenting and remember that a title is made to interest readers.
justsomeguy 1/29/2014 9:40:57 AM Report

As I stated in the previous article, the exception I took was that the title seems to poke fun at this domestic violence. In my opinion no domestic violence should ever be taken lightly whether it's a child, adult, woman or man who is the victim of the violence.

The fact that this still fails to be recognized disappoints me greatly.
ducky58 1/29/2014 9:42:32 AM Report

I'm with you steelworker kick his ass. If that doesn't work call CAS let him go live with someone else for 6 months see if he likes that.
justsomeguy 1/29/2014 9:44:27 AM Report

Violence begets violence.

End the behaviour and end the cycle.
moto 1/29/2014 9:46:33 AM Report

lmao ``ìs gurpy going to respond...`` too funny
right wing 1/29/2014 9:52:03 AM Report

justsomeguy

Exactly.
That headline belittled domestic violence.
...but don't expect a change or an admittance of that from the elitist at Sootoday.
Their very best you will ever see from them is a shutting down of the posting board.
Jchevs 1/29/2014 9:57:58 AM Report

You know, for some parents, it must be difficult to see your child go down the wrong path and have to actually call the police. There must be a feeling of guilt of what they could have done better, even if its the own child's doing. Bare in mind that some parents most definitely could have done things differently, but still, good job on taking corrective measures! Hopefully it works.
Tag33&1/3rd 1/29/2014 10:05:49 AM Report

Some parents are "children" themselves still from living a life of alcohol/drugs and haven't matured. Unfortunately their off-spring don't have much of a chance. (not saying this is the situation here)
It is however the situation more than not.
dust2 1/29/2014 10:21:18 AM Report

agreed, growing up I've learned that most adults are really just children who grew up. they act like children, make bad decisions like children, but you'd never know looking at them.

must be hard for those kids to find hope when they're raised by clowns.
Pakadeva 1/29/2014 10:53:20 AM Report

Most of these kids learn in school how to get away with pretty much "anything" at home. Someone I know has been punched, kicked, beat around, verbally assaulted by her 13 year old & she even tells her Mother she can't do anything only report her & after the report they won't do anything. She has been reported & sure enough, absolutely nothing was done. The kid is much taller & bigger than this little lady. Sad state of affairs. In teaching children their "rights" the children then twist it into a different vein & wreck havoc with parents. AND this Mom is definitely not a drunk or drugy, although that certainly happens here.
Gurpy 1/29/2014 11:22:25 AM Report

DID SOMEONE MENTION MY NAME? Awww am I missed already?
Sam C 1/29/2014 12:14:13 PM Report

ROTFL!! "...the elitist at Sootoday."

Marnie, I think we have a new slogan...

**SooToday: bastion of wealth, power, privilege and influence.**
Just Curious 1/29/2014 1:26:29 PM Report

I must be getting old.. If I had of pointed a pair of scissors at either my Mom or dad at that age, I would have been wearing them as earrings, and it probably wouldn't have been dad doing it, it would have been my older siblings. If it was Dad, I would have had trouble sitting down for a day or three. We have, as a society, gone way to far the other way. Kids need discipline in some way, shape or form, not the permissive shit we have going on today. We are gonna pay dearly for this down the road and it's our fault...
travelingman 1/29/2014 1:31:56 PM Report

This is the definition of a child that is out of control? He held up a pair of scissors and you cannot deal with it without calling the police? He's only 13 and you got about five more years of insanity to deal with folks. Better put the police on speed dial if you would rather THEY be the child's parent.
justsomeguy 1/29/2014 1:51:33 PM Report

@travellingman - how do you know they didn't attempt to deal with it before calling the police? Perhaps this boy has been getting progressively more violent. Perhaps they felt they needed to scare him straight with calling the police. Perhaps they felt that the police are better trained to deal with a distraught young man. Maybe he was so violent that he needed to be removed for professional help.

Seems like there are more factors then what's apparent here. This is beyond normal teen angst.
willoweep 1/29/2014 1:59:19 PM Report

Travelingman I am curious what would you do in such a situation?

Perhaps it wasn't the first time he has threatened them with violence.

They are not allowed by Law to do much of anything and the Kids know it as stated by someone earlier .

Perhaps the thought was that a visit by the Police would shock him enough to change his behaviour .

It doesn't make them "bad Parents".

Bad Parents wouldn't call the Police ,they would try to pacify the little Bully.

Wonder how long before he pulls a knife on someone?

Then People would say ,they should have called the Law on that kid years ago.

People are so quick to judge without having any of the details.

I too thought yesterdays headline was in bad taste,but I know what we think is of little concern .

After all it is free ,and they are trying for clicks ,no clicks ,no advertizers,no Sootoday and I for one would miss it.
Tag33&1/3rd 1/29/2014 2:41:28 PM Report

@Gurpy
That was I. Whats your take on this similar story today?
willoweep 1/29/2014 3:07:16 PM Report

Justsomeguy ,sorry i didn't see your post as you pretty well covered what I was saying too .
Tag33&1/3rd 1/29/2014 5:21:45 PM Report

Where oh where has 'gurpy' gone; where oh where could she be?
Gurpy 1/29/2014 5:51:41 PM Report

tag33 1/3
I think it`s terrible that today`s youth is so out of control. It isn`t always the fault of the parents. I blame society. Kids don`t know what`s expected of them. I`m a bit older so, I notice a huge difference from when I was growing up.
Tag33&1/3rd 1/29/2014 6:19:33 PM Report

I agree it isn't always the parents fault. Other factors like Movies, regular tv. and video games also have a big influence on kids. Also school system has changed for the worse over the years.
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