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    Quote Originally Posted by Rzero View Post
    Touching equals assault? American law is weird.
    Actually, no, touching equals battery. Threatening to touch equals assault! Cheers,

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    Thats even weirder. You'd have to beat a guy half to death here to get convicted for assault/battery.

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    Hence No Touch KnockOuts. It's a Law thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rzero View Post
    Thats even weirder. You'd have to beat a guy half to death here to get convicted for assault/battery.
    Except if its self defense, then you get locked up for throwing a punch and not covering up and reporting to the police

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    Weeeeell...... the letter of the law, and what police/prosecutors/judges are actually interested in aren't always exactly the same. Unless there's compelling evidence, or sign of injury...... depends on the cop you report it to really.

    A friend of mine got mugged by a gang, then 20 minutes later found the main guy who took his stuff alone. My friend hit him a little, wrestled him to the ground, strangled him a little, and called the cops. Letter of the law says that was definitely battery. The mugger was very keen to explain how he had been brutalised by my friend.... cops told him to shut the **** up. ;)

    And like Aikironin21 said, sometimes witnesses are full of crap, getting the police involved based only on witnesses can get some bad results.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Syphilis View Post
    Except if its self defense, then you get locked up for throwing a punch and not covering up and reporting to the police
    Sad but true. Although I think the current cabinet changed the legislation that would allow more when it comes to self-defense.

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    Why are some of you guys trying to take this seriously and suck all the lulz off this thread? You are being the internet equivalent to a crazy singing homeless Honduran woman on the information super-subway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snake Plissken View Post
    Why are some of you guys trying to take this seriously and suck all the lulz off this thread? You are being the internet equivalent to a crazy singing homeless Honduran woman on the information super-subway.
    This is Satan posting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snake Plissken View Post
    Why are some of you guys trying to take this seriously and suck all the lulz off this thread? You are being the internet equivalent to a crazy singing homeless Honduran woman on the information super-subway.
    See wing chun, krav maga and aikido.

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    Quote Originally Posted by It is Fake View Post
    See wing chun and aikido.
    Fix'd.

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