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Trial set for Danville selectman charged with grabbing boy

PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:02 am
by shawn_oneil
Union Leader article at
http://www.unionleader.com/article/2013 ... 2/0/SEARCH

Union Leader Article wrote:Harding is expected to argue that he was legally protecting the town's movie equipment under the state's "use of force" law.


Good luck with that excuse. He didn't have any legal right to be in possession of the 'Town's movie equipment' so this looks like a "Hail Mary" pass.

Re: Trial set for Danville selectman charged with grabbing b

PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 4:20 pm
by etocc
627:8 Use of Force in Property Offenses. – A person is justified in using force upon another when and to the extent that he reasonably believes it necessary to prevent what is or reasonably appears to be an unlawful taking of his property, or criminal mischief, or to retake his property immediately following its taking; but he may use deadly force under such circumstances only in defense of a person as prescribed in RSA 627:4.
Source. 1971, 518:1, eff. Nov. 1, 1973.

a person is well within the law of use of force to stop criminal mischief

Re: Trial set for Danville selectman charged with grabbing b

PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 10:05 pm
by shawn_oneil
For kids making Puppets on the video screen. Sounds pretty much like mischief? :roll:
We'll see how chatty Mr. Harding's dialogue with the jury goes into selling such an argument.