July 29, 2016

Is Trump a criminal?

Political Wire - Donald Trump told ABC News that he wanted to “hit” some of the Democratic convention speakers “so hard” while watching them.Said Trump: “You know what I wanted to. I wanted to hit a couple of those speakers so hard. I would have hit them. No, no. I was going to hit them, I was all set and then I got a call from a highly respected governor.” He added: “I was gonna hit one guy in particular, a very little guy. I was gonna hit this guy so hard his head would spin and he wouldn’t know what the hell happened.”

Criminal Defense Lawyer -  A criminal threat involves one person threatening someone else with physical harm. The threat must be communicated in some way, though it doesn't necessarily have to be verbal. A person can make a threat through email, text message, or even through non-verbal body language such as gestures or movements. However, some states require written or verbal threats, and in those states gestures are not enough. Fear and Intent

Criminal threats are made with the intention to place someone in fear of injury or death. However, it isn't necessary for a victim to actually experience fear or terror. Rather, it's the intention of the person making the threat that matters. The intent of a person who makes threats is usually determined by the circumstances surrounding the case. Specificity and Reasonableness

You cannot commit a criminal threat if the threat is vague or unreasonable. The threat must be capable of making the people who hear it feel as if they might be hurt, and conclude that the threat is credible, real, and imminent. If, for example, you threaten to blow up the world unless your bartender doesn't bring your drink to you immediately, no reasonable person hearing it would believe the threat was real. On the other hand, if you walk into a store with a gun and threaten to shoot the clerk unless she gives you a refund, such a threat is credible and specific.

 Public Legal Education -  It is a criminal offence for anyone to make you reasonably fear for your safety or the safety of someone you know by...
  • repeatedly following you or someone you know
  • repeatedly visiting, calling, writing or contacting you or someone you know
  • watching your home or workplace or the home or workplace of someone you know
  • threatening you or someone in your family
No actual injury need occur. The offender does not need to have intended to harm you. If their behavior would cause a reasonable person to fear for their safety, it is criminal harassment. In some cases an offender may be prohibited from possessing firearms, ammunition or explosives. Serious cases could result in an offender being sent to jail for up to ten years.

It is a criminal offence for anyone to threaten to...
  • kill or cause bodily harm to any person
  • damage, destroy or burn property
  • kill, poison or injure any person's animal or bird
The maximum penalty for threatening death or bodily harm is five years imprisonment. The maximum penalty for uttering threats to damage property or kill or injure animals is two years.


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Anonymous said...

No name, no opportunity to get on the srage and strike the person. Contrast that with Hillary's hit on the world leader Qadaffi or Obama's possibly pretended hit in bin Laden. Is it a crime to claim a murder when there is no evidence to convict? Is it murder to kill by drone attack? Is Obama wanted for murder in Yemen as Kissunger is in Chile?