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Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by KevTech, May 6, 2020.
Surely you're joking...
Depending on what he was saying, and/or how he was saying it, it could be considered assault. Physical contact doesn't have to occur to be charged with assault.
Yes, and don’t call me “Surely”!
BTW, can we safely conclude that Ted is gone, as a result of this definitive thread?
No, his leaving was prior to this thread, so clearly not a result of the thread.
Yeah, this thread just guarantees that he'll never be back.
Nah--he was here 10 days ago.
He and Shirley are just lurking.
As so many do. (And he's no longer with TiVo, and so doesn't have an "official role" here at this point--he's now just a user like you and me.)
Surely, you know.
It needs more than words to be considered assault.
I don't doubt there's also still an NDA or two plus other public statement restrictions in effect at this stage. Also, it's not always worth the abuse often heaped upon any TiVo employee, past or present, that dares to show up here. Surely Shirley feels the same.
Not in the eyes of the law...almost the opposite, in fact.
Assault and Battery Overview - FindLaw
Berating and belittling (behavior described at the McDonald's counter) someone is not an assault, as noted in the definition you provided. Case closed!
Under the Texas Penal Code, a threat can be considered as an assault. Of course, just ragging someone is not a threat.
TITLE 5. OFFENSES AGAINST THE PERSON
CHAPTER 22. ASSAULTIVE OFFENSES
Sec. 22.01. ASSAULT. (a) A person commits an offense if the person:
(1) intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causes bodily injury to another, including the person's spouse;
(2) intentionally or knowingly threatens another with imminent bodily injury, including the person's spouse; or
(3) intentionally or knowingly causes physical contact with another when the person knows or should reasonably believe that the other will regard the contact as offensive or provocative.
PENAL CODE CHAPTER 22. ASSAULTIVE OFFENSES
True, but that's not what you stated as quoted above. Words can indeed be an assault.
Apologies for not being specific, there needs to be specific words as noted above, threatening words or motions. To repeat this once more, it all started with someone indicating berating and belittling someone was an assault which is simply not true.
Except we don't know what words were used to berate and belittle the clerk...
(Man, this thread has taken a weird turn!)
You're correct, we don't, but the fact the word threaten was not used doesn't leave much to the imagination except for someone being very rude to a fast food worker.
Shirley, this thread is threatening.