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    Quote Originally Posted by 3catcircus View Post
    Extremely few and far between =/= none. Let's not forget about his literary achievements where he expressed joy at the idea of running kids over with a car.
    As opposed to Trump saying he could shoot people in the street, hypocritical moron.
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  • #5057
    Quote Originally Posted by 3catcircus View Post
    Extremely few and far between =/= none. Let's not forget about his literary achievements where he expressed joy at the idea of running kids over with a car.
    As opposed to Trump saying he could shoot people in the street, hypocritical moron.
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  • #5058
    Quote Originally Posted by nail bunny View Post
    Yes... and under most US jurisdictions, this could be considered assault (note assault is the threat of harm, battery is actual harm).


    Public shaming, in the modern parlance, should stop at verbal abuse.
    It could also be considered assault in Australia. Both parties could be charged with assault since the senator struck twice (first strike could be argued to be in self-defense, but the second strike less likely). Another individual--one of the attendants--kicked the kid in the back (although not as hard as he could have) once while being subdued. Neither party had been charged yet last time I checked. Is this no longer the case?

    Reference: https://www.gotocourt.com.au/criminal-law/assault/

    Quote Originally Posted by gotocourt.com.au: Assault Charges in Australia
    What is Assault? Assault charges in Australia are taken very seriously. Assault is classed as an offence against the person, and therefore no matter how minor the incident may have seemed, the charges are not to be taken lightly. There are different penalties for the different assault offences depending on the seriousness of the incident; however, all assault charges have a jail term as a penalty option. Whether the magistrate or judge orders a term of imprisonment or not will depend on the type of offence committed, the circumstances surrounding the offence, and the offenderís past criminal history.

    An assault may occur by, for example, striking, touching, moving or applying force without a personís consent, or with the personís consent if that consent is obtained by fraud. It is not necessary for a physical injury to have been sustained for an assault to have occurred, as an assault charge may arise from an attempt or a threat where the offender has, or appears to have, the ability to carry out the assault. Assault may also arise if an offender uses light, heat, electricity, odours, gas or any substance that causes injury or personal discomfort to another person.

    Types of Assault There are five main types of assault charges in Australia. These are:

    • common assault
    • assault occasioning bodily harm
    • unlawful wounding
    • grievous bodily harm, and
    • sexual assault.


    The nature of the offence, the circumstances in which it occurred and the type of injury sustained will determine the charge that is laid. In some circumstances, the identity of the victim will also determine the appropriate charge.

    Common Assault Common assault is the most frequent assault charge in Australia, and can result from a simple scuffle or argument. You can be charged with common assault if during an argument you threatened another person, or they received minor injuries from a push, shove, hit, or other contact. Spitting on another person or throwing an object at a person are also classed as common assault.

    The penalty for a common assault will differ according to factors such as the state or territory in which it occurs, its severity, the extent of any harm, and the past criminal history of the offender.

    Assault Occasioning Bodily Harm An assault occasioning bodily harm charge arises when the person who is attacked suffers an injury, such as bruising or swelling. Generally, the injury will be one which is severe enough to require medical treatment or time off work.

    If the offence involved the use of a weapon, or the threat of a weapon, then the charge can be upgraded to aggravated assault occasioning bodily harm.

    Unlawful Wounding If the assault caused the breaking or penetration of the skin which normally results in bleeding then you may be charged with unlawful wounding. If the outer skin is broken, but the injury hasnít penetrated through the outer layer, then this cannot be classed as unlawful wounding. Normally medical evidence would be provided of the injury sustained to justify the charge.

    Grievous Bodily Harm Grievous bodily harm is a very serious form of assault which arises when the person attacked loses a distinct part of an organ, or suffers serious disfigurement or an injury that if left untreated would endanger the personís life or cause permanent injury. This can include broken teeth or bones through to more life endangering injuries such as a head injury or severe internal bleeding.

    Serious Assault A serious assault charge occurs when a public officer or police office is assaulted in the line of duty. A public officer includes a transit officer, health service employee, correctional officer, or a child protection officer.

    The charge may arise in circumstances including where a person bites or spits on the officer, or pretends to be armed with a dangerous weapon. The charge can also result from assaulting a person who relies on a guide, hearing or assistant dog, is in a wheelchair, or is over 60 years of age.

    Sexual Assault A sexual assault occurs when someone is touched inappropriately, forces someone to commit an act of gross indecency, or forces someone to witness an act of gross indecency. Gross indecency is an act which doesnít result in penetration, such as watching someone masturbate, or forcing someone to touch their genitals.

    Rape is the most serious form of sexual assault in which intercourse occurs without consent. Aggravated sexual assault occurs when a weapon is used, or threatened to be used, during the offence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nail bunny View Post
    Yes... and under most US jurisdictions, this could be considered assault (note assault is the threat of harm, battery is actual harm).
    Oh, I'm well aware of what the legal definition of assault is in the US.

    I'm just saying I don't have a particular problem with this particular incident, especially if the kid is willing to pay the price for his actions.

    I mean, I know there's a good solid handful of people I'd be willing to accept a misdemeanor assault charge/fine for splatting an egg on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nail bunny View Post
    Credit Card/Calling Card fraud was all the rage in the late 80s phreaking scene.
    Calling card fraud was, essentially, part of phone phreaking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3catcircus View Post
    Extremely few and far between =/= none. Let's not forget about his literary achievements where he expressed joy at the idea of running kids over with a car.
    15 year old kid posts crappy poem he made up saying he detests kids. Yeah, this is not something I am going to care about. Do you think it's relevant to the 46 year old Beto's way of thinking today?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mistwell View Post
    15 year old kid posts crappy poem he made up saying he detests kids. Yeah, this is not something I am going to care about. Do you think it's relevant to the 46 year old Beto's way of thinking today?
    Yes. Sociopathic behavior starts in youth and continues as he gets older when he suffers no consequences. Let's not forget the DWI, burglary arrest, criminal acts with computers, and collusion with the media to hide his involvement with CotDC all resulted in no consequences when they should have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3catcircus View Post
    Yes. Sociopathic behavior starts in youth and continues as he gets older when he suffers no consequences. Let's not forget the DWI, burglary arrest, criminal acts with computers, and collusion with the media to hide his involvement with CotDC all resulted in no consequences when they should have.
    You support Trump. A sociapath. That should make Beto more appealing to your limited mind.
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    See, all the pearl clutching and fan waving doesn't mean much when you excuse and delight in Trump's and the other Republican critters antics.

    From what I've seen Beto's antics are small to equal in size potatoes in comparison.
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