Friday, June 04, 2010

Clearly We Need Common Sense Baseball Bat Control

I mean you can buy these things without a background check, across state lines, they will sell them to young kids and you can even buy them over the internet!

One charged with beating St. Paul man with bat; 5 still sought |
While Daniel was outside the store, one of the suspects wielded a metal bat and chased him inside. The other suspects followed with another bat and cornered Daniel. They beat him repeatedly and knocked over store displays.
2 charged in Bucktown baseball-bat beating plead not guilty - Chicago Breaking News
Authorities allege that Cruz waited in a vehicle and drove Viramontes from the scene after he beat Jurich and McShane with the bat.
Hamden man accused of baseball-bat attack- The New Haven Register - Serving New Haven, Connecticut
Police allege that Rodney Scalzo, 38, of 659 Benham St., struck two people in the head and face with the bat at about midnight Monday at Tasmanias Sports Bar, 1537 Dixwell Ave., Capt. Ronald Smith said.
This one is just a threat, not an actual attack. PD: Parking Ticket Triggers Baseball Bat Threat - Sacramento News Story - KCRA Sacramento
Sacramento police said man upset over a parking ticket called 311 and said he'd take a baseball bat to the next parking enforcement officer he saw.
Not acting in his own best interests perhaps, but when police caught up with him he was very apologetic.

Two for one: Local News: Police in Bootheel town respond to two weekend baseball bat assaults (06/02/10)
At 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Caruthersville police were called to a residence on Haven Street. The 22-year-old victim and several witnesses reported he was assaulted by several men who struck him with a baseball bat. The victim was flown to a Cape Girardeau hospital for treatment.

Caruthersville City Marshal Chris Riggs said the incident is being investigated and arrests are expected to be made for the assault.

At 12:36 a.m. Saturday, officers responded to a report of an assault in the 900 block of 18th Street. The victim, who was bleeding from a laceration above her eye, identified a 39-year-old woman as her assailant and added the woman had also damaged her vehicle with a baseball bat.
And from the international division: BBC News - Staff flee baseball bat robbers at Tameside bookmakers
Staff at a bookmakers in Greater Manchester barricaded themselves in the toilets when masked raiders tried to smash their way to the tills.

Two men, armed with baseball bats, burst into Coral in Chapel Street, Audenshaw, Tameside, at about 2010 on Monday, police said.

They shouted "give us the money" at the cashiers and started smashing the protective glass around the staff area.

1 comment:

Zendo Deb said...

I had no idea baseball bats showed up in so many crimes.