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megimoo
01-09-2009, 07:12 PM
CARLSBAD: Tussle over Prop. 8 signs nets man probation, (Queer beats up an old man and his wife !)

A scuffle broke out, leaving the 76-year-old male neighbor bleeding from a wound to the face and the victim's 77-year-old wife with a black eye.

---- A Carlsbad man who got into a scuffle with his elderly neighbors, purportedly in a dispute over side-by-side pro and con Proposition 8 signs, pleaded guilty Thursday to a misdemeanor charge of disturbing the peace.

Lawrence Pizzicara, who has been jailed since his arrest after the Nov. 3 dispute, was sentenced to one year of probation and released from custody, said San Diego County Deputy District Attorney Steve Carver.

Although the incident was originally reported as the result of a conflict over Prop. 8 signs, it appears more likely that it was an outgrowth of an ongoing feud between the neighbors, Carver said.

Prop. 8 was a statewide measure that would have defined marriage as being between a man and a woman, banning marriage for same sex couples.

Tensions already were simmering between 53-year-old Pizzicara and his neighbors when each placed signs regarding Prop. 8 on a shared strip of grass between their respective driveways, Carver said.

According to court testimony in an earlier hearing, the male victim saw Pizzicara approach the signs and suspected Pizzicara might tamper with his "Yes on 8" sign. The elderly man confronted Pizzicara.

A scuffle broke out, leaving the 76-year-old male neighbor bleeding from a wound to the face and the victim's 77-year-old wife with a black eye.

Pizzicara had his glasses knocked off and received scratches on his face during the brawl, Carver said.
.................(no doubt self inflicted )

Neither sign was touched before or during the scuffle, the prosecutor said.

Pizzicara has no prior criminal record, Carver said. His guilty plea to a lesser crime ---- he had originally been charged with felony elder abuse ---- came on the day his trial was to begin at the Vista courthouse


http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2009/01/08/news/sandiego/z2099705ea8670fcd8825753800703186.txt

Sonnabend
01-09-2009, 07:14 PM
Ah yes, the "compassionate left" :rolleyes: