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    Yes, spitting in the face is crime, court rules

    This should fill out the bodily fluid news stories for the week....

    http://www.reuters.com/article/domes...27718920070307

    Yes, spitting in the face is crime, court rules
    Wed Mar 7, 2007 4:28PM EST

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A man who intentionally spat at another can be charged with criminal assault, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Wednesday.

    Jeffrey Lewellyn was sentenced to two years probation and 50 hours of community service after he spat in 2004 at a patient who swore at him on the grounds of a Veterans Administration Medical Center in Walla Walla, Washington.

    He appealed the conviction, arguing that spitting did not constitute an assault, but the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals disagreed.

    "Intentionally spitting on another person is an offensive touching that rises to the level of simple assault," the three-judge panel wrote.

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    However if the spitor rips the head of the spitee off and shits in his neck all will be forgiven.

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    i recently locked a guy up for spitting at/on me, i moved when he spit and only a tiny bit hit me. i described the incident in court paperwork as "a drop of spit approximately the size of a pea landed on my uniform pants" and the judge gave the guy 3 years.

    i was very surprised, but the guy did have a lengthy record
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    They spit on us, They get dentenion time and charged by the police.
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    I agree it should be.Been on the recieving end several times during my jailor days,a tazer would have been a pleasure for me.
    I feel its ok to burn the flag as long as u wrap yourself in it first.

 

 

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