A 13 year-old-boy in Sunnyvale, CA was walking home from school playing his music loudly on his Bluetooth speaker. A woman in the neighborhood became annoyed with his loud music, and decided to douse the boy with a garden hose as he walked passed her home. The woman may be facing a misdemeanor charge of battery because of her actions.
Was the woman wrong to engage in the conduct of dousing the young man with water? Should she be charged? Does he owe an element of courtesy to people who may be forced to listen to his amplified music? Do you see evidence of an element of race in this encounter?
The young boy took a video of him getting sprayed with water on his cellphone. You can see the video below.