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 Is spitting a misdemeanor or a felony?
DoubleFeed  [Team Member]
6/29/2002 6:19:15 PM EDT
For the first time, a state appellate court found that deliberately spitting on someone constitutes an assault and battery, a charge punishable by up to 21/2 years in jail.
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ar10er  [Team Member]
6/29/2002 6:28:35 PM EDT
A little over 10 years, good grief murders get less than that!
oneshot1kill  [Team Member]
6/29/2002 6:32:03 PM EDT
I was under the impression the it wasn't even a crime, but only a violation, or at least it used to be. This is a sad look at how 'soft' our society is becoming. I say bring back the good old days of public execution. Maybee a few beheadings will harden us up a little.
Avtomat  [Team Member]
6/29/2002 7:07:08 PM EDT
Funny, I always thought it was a felony.
Lckydevl  [Member]
6/29/2002 7:07:31 PM EDT
IS SPITTING A MISDEMEANOR OR A FELONY? It depends on who you spit on! [:D]
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Aimless  [Site Staff]
6/29/2002 7:53:55 PM EDT
In NY it'd be harassment 2nd and get you a fine and maybe 15 days in the county lock up. Looks like it's a felony in Mass. The defendant in this case only got probation, but sticking him with a felony conviction seems a bit much. Then again some punk kids spat on my buddy when we were in a mall years ago-I guess they figured that since they were a level above of us and he was a white guy in his 30's they were safe-my concern was how much time we were going to get after he killed all 4 of them with his Colt Delta Elite that he had on under his coat. He looked mad enough to do 'em in, fortunately he had just gotten married a few months before so I think that's why he didn't go after the @#$*ers. If it weren't for the legal hassles involved...
caveman  [Member]
6/29/2002 7:56:51 PM EDT
I saw something about this on CNN earlier. All I could think was , what kind of Idoit gets someone arrested for spitting on them? If you spit on me , all you have to worry about is how to pay the dentist bill for new teeth. There are some things that don't need to go to court.
AR15fan  [Team Member]
6/29/2002 8:05:53 PM EDT
It could be misdemeanor assualt & battery here. But the victim would have to sign a private persons arrest form. It should be a felony if the spitter has a serious comunicable disease like HIV or Hepatitis. It's always cause for an ass kicking.
Winston_Wolf  [Team Member]
6/29/2002 8:08:18 PM EDT
... I once dated a spitter.
Balzac72  [Member]
6/29/2002 8:15:45 PM EDT
By the way this story unfolded, I believe this guy deserves whatever he gets. He's clearly a fucking nut and should go away for some "quiet time." I believe the facts show a patern of intimidation leading up to an assault on the person. This guy's actions justified the charges. IMO
coyote3  [Team Member]
6/29/2002 8:24:58 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Winston_Wolf: ... I once dated a spitter.
My condolences.[}:(] coyote3
AZCOP  [Team Member]
6/29/2002 8:36:46 PM EDT
Once, a prisoner who was hep b and c positive spit on me. He got 20 years in the Colorado prison system. Bet all of you can guess where he got a short visit to before he went to prison. Jay [img][/img]
ar10er  [Team Member]
6/29/2002 8:41:23 PM EDT
Originally Posted By AZCOP: Once, a prisoner who was hep b and c positive spit on me. He got 20 years in the Colorado prison system. Bet all of you can guess where he got a short visit to before he went to prison. Jay [img][/img]
No, not the rubber hose room![:D]
bobbyjack  [Team Member]
6/29/2002 8:53:15 PM EDT
The laws were written when TB was going around,you want some ass hole with TB,or HIV spitting antwhere he or she feels fit? Think Not Good Law. Bob (8D)
OLY-M4gery  [Team Member]
6/30/2002 5:52:05 AM EDT
In Mass 1 day to 2.5 years in the "House of Correction" is a misdemeanor. Felonies are anything that get punished with a sentence to State Prison, 1 year being the minimum sentence. It's an old fashioned system. Any way you look at it this guy need "Correcting".
Peter_North  [Member]
6/30/2002 6:45:47 AM EDT
[b]NEITHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![/b] but you should convince her to swallow [puke] Its a good waste of protein. [;D]
R-94  [Member]
6/30/2002 9:51:55 AM EDT
1st wife was a spitter,got rid of that one, gotta go with one that knows the value of good protein and muscle building properties of amino acids. lol peter north had to post on this one b-4 it gets locked rescue93
misterhemi  [Member]
7/1/2002 5:37:43 AM EDT
Didn't hear about this.
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