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Sunday, July 17, 2005

US police pursue girl over rock

BBC

An 11-year-old girl who threw a rock at a group of boys pelting her with water balloons is being prosecuted on serious assault charges in California.

Maribel Cuevas was arrested in April in a police operation which involved three police cars and a helicopter.

She has since spent five days in detention, in which she was granted one 30 minute visit by her parents, and has spent a month under house arrest.

Her lawyer accuses the authorities of criminalising childhood behaviour.

"They're treating her like a violent parole offender," Richard Beshwate said. "It's not a felony, it's an 11-year-old acting like an 11-year-old."

The girl is due back in court at the beginning of next month.

2 Comments:

  • just when i think those half witted moron cops couldnt do anything any stupider they prove me wrong.. what will those idiots do next,,, hitler would be so proud

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:24 PM  

  • just when i think those half witted moron cops couldnt do anything any stupider they prove me wrong.. what will those idiots do next,,, hitler would be so proud

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:25 PM  

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