Saturday, September 12, 2009

Better Crime Names, Please

Via AP:
Delaware State Police said a woman punched a gas station clerk in the face and held scissors to his throat in a dispute over how much money she had given him.
As the woman drove away, police said she found the $20 bill in her purse and returned to the gas station. Police said she was arrested and charged with offensive touching and aggravated menacing.
Offensive touching and aggravated menacing? Damn, if I were that clerk, I'd be too ashamed to show up to court to testify that either of these crimes had been done against me. These sound more like rule violations in a kindergarten classroom than criminal charges.

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