2/03/2009 11:41am, #1
Gets a black eye, returns to opponent's home with knife
If this is stretching the definition of the News forum, let me know.
January 30, 2009
New Paltz man arrested for weapon posession
A New Paltz man was arrested early this morning for criminal possession of a weapon after a 911 caller reported that a drunk man was trying to break into an apartment at 31 Church Street in New Paltz.
Ulster County Sheriff’s Deputies and New Paltz Police said they found Daniel H. Falco, 21, of Front Street, standing by an upstairs apartment around 5 a.m. They took him into custody and found him to be in possession of a knife.
An investigation revealed that Falco had gotten a black eye from a fight earlier that night. He had gone to 31 Church Street in an attempt to find the person responsible for his injury, police said.
Falco was arrested for criminal possession of a weapon in the 4th degree, a class a misdemeanor. He was released to the custody of his father.
He will appear at the New Paltz Court on Feb. 9 at 5 p.m.
There's technically no martial arts in this, but hear me out. This is my hometown, and this Falco character seems to be a frat boy from literally next door to my dojo. http://www.tkenewpaltz.org/bropros/p...php?scroll=186
The article says "Front street", they mean "North Front Street," where my dojo and the frathouse are side-by-side. Our Friday night classes often have musical accompaniment near the end.
I find it disturbing that this kind of behavior seems to be common--get in a brawl, go home for superior firepower--and also that the charge seems to be fairly conservative considering the circumstances. http://law.onecle.com/new-york/penal...01_265.01.html (which also says it's identical to the law that forbids nunchaku...great...) and other sources suggest that the penalty is 1-4 years (not small--but will it get reduced to a fine or probation in court?). What about the attempted break-in? What about what he intended to do once he confronted the guy--assault? Is there not enough evidence? What a crappy situation.
This tweaks my "don't get into barfights even if you win" nerve, as well as my "law and order" nerve.
2/03/2009 11:45am, #2
Originally Posted by 1point2Now darkness comes; you don't know if the whales are coming. - Royce Gracie
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