Friday, November 30, 2007

Umm...

Perhaps someone can explain a sentence from this article.

Devon M. Smith, 17, of 26 Cherry Street, was arrested after she punched a fellow student, despite the fact the victim has an order of protection that barred Smith from having assaultive contact with her, police said.

I'm not a legal expert but doesn't the law bar everyone from having assaultive contact with anyone else?

3 comments:

Mark said...

I reckon they meant "restraining order." But yeah, what a lousy sentence.

Scoop said...

Beats me, must be a Post Star thing.

A Social Skidmark said...

It's law talk. It means a useless.
Kier