Assaults

I receive mail about David Steven Bell

David Steven Bell has been charged in Buncombe County with assault on a female and assault on a child under the age of 12. He is set to go to court on February 5. Video shows Mr. Bell punching the girl, who reportedly is 11 years old, outside of a mall in Asheville, North Carolina.…

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Assault on a Child: David Steven Bell

51-year-old David Steven Bell of Black Mountain was arrested and charged by Asheville Police with assaulting a child when he first pushed her and then, after she walked back to him, slugging her in the face knocking her to the ground. There was some type of altercation outside of a mall, and an adult SWS…

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Nosy Reporters Deserve a Punch, Right?

Assuming he’s ever charged – a pretty big assumption in 2017 America – my recommendation – as someone who does not practice in Montana – is that Republican candidate for Congress Greg Gianforte take no plea offer. Put twelve in a box, and try this thing. The ol’ “Nosy Reporters Deserve a Punch” defense to…

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Officers Involved in the Death of Kelly Thomas Found Not Guilty

Over in the twittersphere, Mike Riggs, a reporter with Reason magazine is shocked that a jury came back yesterday with a “not guilty” verdict on charges that two Fullerton, California police officers were criminally responsible for the death of Kelly Thomas. @PaladinVT03 No lawyer is surprised that murderers got off? Or no lawyer is surprised…

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Assaults and Threats against Public Officials in North Carolina

Someone who assaults – places a public official in imminent fear of being touched or hit or actually hits or unlawfully touches a public official – may be convicted of a Class F felony under Sec. 14-16.6.
In addition, anyone who threatens a public official or mails a letter or other document that threatens […]

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Assaults and Threats against Public Officials in North Carolina

Someone who assaults – places a public official in imminent fear of being touched or hit or actually hits or unlawfully touches a public official – may be convicted of a Class F felony under Sec. 14-16.6.
In addition, anyone who threatens a public official or mails a letter or other document that threatens […]

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Felony Malicious Maiming is a Serious Offense in North Carolina

Be careful if you ever try to put out the eye of another person. It’s a Class C felony in North Carolina, although it must be malicious. Accidental maimings don’t count under this statute.
Here’s the statute:
§ 14-30. Malicious maiming.
If any person shall, of malice aforethought, unlawfully cut out or disable the tongue or put […]

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