New Hampshire Man Sentenced for Assault on Police 

New Hampshire Man Sentenced for Assault on Police 
Posted by FoM on March 22, 2000 at 17:33:21 PT
By Associated Press 
Source: Boston Herald
A New Hampshire man pleaded guilty today to attempting to shoot a Boston police officer at September's marijuana rally on Boston Common.Kevin Lavalliere, 19, of Goffstown, was sentenced to four to five years in prison.
He was one of dozens of people arrested and taken to a ``booking tent'' police had erected on the Common during the ``Hemp Fest'' celebration.A spokesman for the Suffolk district attorney's office said Lavalliere pulled a handgun from his belt and threatened to kill Detective Sgt. Dan Linskey.When Linskey and fellow Detective Sgt. Thomas O'Leary attempted to disarm Lavalliere, he attempted to pull the trigger several times, but the gun's safety was on.Further attempts to fire were unsuccessful because Linskey's finger got stuck behind the trigger and the trigger guard.``If it wasn't for my finger stuck behind that trigger - and I don't know how it got there - he would be sitting here today charged with a homicide,'' Linskey testified Wednesday. Published: Wednesday, March 22, 2000Copyright: The Boston Herald Related Articles:Pot Smokers to Protest in Defiance on Common Cop Prevents Tragedy at Pot Rally Rally in Support of Marijuana 
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Comment #1 posted by MMM on March 23, 2000 at 12:03:50 PT
MJ and guns?
This kid should be hung out to dry. The media loves to hype stupid guys like this, but he's one lucky dude because his ineptness foiled a possible murder. Now THIS kid deserves to get the book thrown at him because he gives marijuana users a bad name. If it's ever to be decriminalized, REFRAIN from violence and remember, patience is a virtue and so is being rational. 
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