Re: We're the Problem
Mr. Story, you single out Judge Hurley as being misguided (my words - not yours). His view isn't much different than most prosecutors or police agents. Anything can be considered a deadly weapon if it is used for that purpose. There is even some truth to the old myth that martial artists must have their hands registered as deadly weapons; an experienced martial artist or boxer would quite likely be charged with an assault with a deadly weapon if he beat another person significantly. I don't think Judge Hurley is drinking the Kool-Aid here, and certainly wasn't too far off the mark in the case before him. I don't know the guy and this was the first and only ruling of his I've ever read, but I doubt he's all wrapped up in some Hollywood delusion from the context of his comments.