Friday, August 24, 2012

This comes as news to me

In an article about a woman being sentenced for punching a 70-year-old Walmart cashier on Xmas Eve -- very atmospheric, that -- they say the woman got:
"2 1/3 to seven years in prison under New York's Granny Law, which makes it a felony to intentionally injure someone 65 or older if the defendant is at least 10 years younger than the victim."
I had no idea this law existed. That's great! I'll turn 64 later this year. So the year after that, I'll be sure to antagonize every young man I meet. I mean, it'll be irresistible! How could I not? Talk about a get-out-of-jail-free card!