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Jewish Man Spat On, Cursed in Crown Heights

In the latest in the ongoing series of incidents of harassment and assault against Jews in New York, a passerby spat at and cursed a Jewish man in Crown Heights on Wednesday. Full Story

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Spitting is not an assault?

No injuries, so no.
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No injuries, so no.

Not in NY. Goes under harassment

Battery, not assault.
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Battery, not assault.

Ummm–the crime is battery, not assault. And yes, spitting on someone is, without a doubt, battery. A battery is “any offensive touching,” including spitting. The man needs to try to file a criminal complaint again.

Ummmmmm
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Ummmmmm

NYS Penal Law has no such charge called Battery.

To Ummmm
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To Ummmm

Um actually, Battery is the legal term for the above action.

Ummmmmm
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Ummmmmm

…go ahead find it in the NYS Penal Law and prove me wrong!
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In criminal cases, New York statutes charge people with assault. There is no criminal battery in New York. Under New York penal law, the definition of assault is intentionally striking another person, and causing injury to that person. Assault and battery are two different torts that are in civil cases, although there can be an overlap between the two. In terms of criminal cases, people are only charged with assault.

WHAT THE HECK
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WHAT THE HECK

How is this not assault???? I am appalled!

FLA BT
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FLA BT

I HOPE SOMETHING LIKE THIS HAPPENS TO ME NEXT TIME I AM CROWN HEIGHTS…I PROMISE THAT VERMON WILL NEVER BOTHER A JEW AGAIN!

Flash
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Flash

Thanks @jackBlachman for standing up for our children. I hope everyone else learns from you. We need to be a proud nation.

Needs a job if he can hold one
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Needs a job if he can hold one

Looks like a loser with nothing better to do than harass children and other strangers.

Here in "South Crown Heights"...
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Here in "South Crown Heights"...

. . . I see so much spitting on the ground I don’t know whether this neighborhood brings up its (non-Jewish) kids to spit instead of swallow, or this spitting is really done on purpose, as a grub thing to do when one sees a Jew. I make a point of not noticing and not showing that I notice when it’s done: If it’s the latter, these people thrive on “getting our goat.” It doesn’t really even get my goat; I just think it’s pathetic. Of course it’s unsanitary and quite icky, and I think there are also laws against… Read more »

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