9-Year-Old Leads The Charge In Changing ‘Illegal Snowballs’ Law

06 Décembre, 2018, 13:57 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • Dane Best

After winning his argument, Dane was given the town's first legal snowball to throw in celebration.

The boy learned about the freaky law during a recent school field trip to the town hall.

Best's mother, Brooke Best, told The Greeley Tribune her son had first learned of the law, which forbids the throwing of stones or missles, in October.

"And, she told me I had to make a speech", Dane Best said.

"He did a brief little introduction about who he was and why he was there, then he went through his PowerPoint presentation and presented evidence to the board", he said. "If you feel this is something you want changed, let's take the steps and see if it's something you can do,"' Brooke told Good Morning America.

McLeod said the council meant to change the law to allow snowballs, while still prohibiting missiles.

"All of the kids always get blown away that it's illegal to have snowball fights in Severance", Rietkerk said.

'So, what ends up happening is (town leaders) always encourage the kids with, "You have the power you can change the law".

In this Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, photograph, 9-year-old Dane Best poses in the council chambers in Severance, Colo.

The last time it snowed, Dane said he and his friends looked around for police and joked about breaking the law.

Satellite images show activity at North Korean missile base
It's the latest in a series of reports suggesting that North Korea continues to develop its missile programs short of an agreed plan with the U.S. to dismantle them.

Men In Black: International is MIB 4's Official Movie Title
The full name (and logo) for Sony's upcoming Men In Black sequel has been released by Sony Pictures: Men in Black International . Steven Spielberg is on as an executive producer, along with director of the original Men in Black movies , Barry Sonnenfeld .

Ryan Reynolds Is At War With Hugh Jackman Over Deadpool/Wolverine Crossover
The Deadpool star appears on Tuesday's The Ellen DeGeneres Show where he opens up about his two children, daughters James , 3, and Inez , 2.

After a month of preparation, during which he wrote letters with classmates to support his cause, Dane was primed to appeal to his audience's sense of history and the march of human progress.

On Dec. 3 Best, appeared before the town board to make his case with a slide show explaining why the outdated ordinance should be changed.

Best made a decision to challenge the town board after learning several weeks ago that it was illegal to throw a snowball in the town that is home to almost 5,000, the Greeley Tribune reported.

For almost 100 years, the winter pastime has been illegal in the northern Colorado town, but thanks to Best's efforts, that law is history.

"Today's kids need reasons to play outside", he told the town council.

"Following that he received a little plaque and a gift card that had to be used to buy a snowball maker", Rietkerk said.

Dane assured the board that he would never throw snowballs with rocks inside of them at anyone, and that he has never thrown a snowball at a window.

On Monday, members of the board listened to Dane's presentation and voted unanimously to lift the ban.

When Dane and his classmates visited town hall this fall on a field trip, McLeod pointed out that the law - although it's not enforced - would include throwing snowballs at people.



Akshay Kumar, Rajinikanth starrer 2.0 continues winning streak-Check out latest collections
The Hindi version of the film opened at Rs 20.25 crore and has maintained a good pace even during the weekdays. On the other hand, Rajinikanth is awaiting the release of Petta, which is hitting the screens on Pongal 2019.

Bruno Lemaire promet de l'appliquer en France dès 2019 — Taxe GAFA
La France, à l'origine de cette proposition, espérait à l'origine voir cette directive approuvée d'ici la fin de l'année. Contre 24% pour les entreprises classiques.

Des nouvelles de Neven Subotic — ASSE
De son côté, l'ex-international français Mathieu Debuchy s'est blessé tout seul à la cheville gauche. À noter que Subotic avait été remplacé par le jeune William Saliba (17 ans) qui avait concédé un penalty sur une faute de main (57e).

Putin says Russian Federation 'satisfied' with oil at US$60
The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) plus Russian Federation and other allies meet on December 6-7. Wise stated that that would depend on the severity of cuts adopted by OPEC and its allies.

Spanish court upholds controversial 'Wolf Pack' conviction
Throughout her ordeal, the victim kept her eyes shut and, according to a police report, acted in a "passive or neutral" manner. The ruling shone a light on Spanish law, in which the offense of rape requires evidence of physical violence or intimidation.

USA warship challenges Russian Federation claims in Sea of Japan
The move came only a week after China mobilized its own vessels in response to a perceived transgression by the Navy. The guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell in a 2015 photo.

Androcur: les patients devront signer un formulaire avant le traitement - Droit
Seulement, ce produit était aussi utilisé pour le traitement de problèmes bénins comme l'acné, la peau grasse ou la pilosité modérée.

Captain Marvel: 13 Major Questions After The New Trailer
We've heard a few times now that Captain Marvel is going to eschew the typical origin story format, but this trailer does put a focus on that very thing.

After HIV+ Woman Ends Life In Lake, Karnataka Villagers Want It Drained
Analysing the situation of the body, the villagers refused to drink the water claiming that it was contaminated with HIV. A former village panchayat member Ravi Kagadal told PTI that the villagers were afraid of contracting HIV/AIDS.

Trump demande à l'OPEP de ne pas réduire sa production
Les prix avaient plongé à 45 dollars le baril en janvier 2015, fragilisant l'économie des pétromonarchies. Le Qatar compte désormais se concentrer sur le gaz , même s'il continuera à produire du pétrole .