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To: Altariel
So if someone sprays silly string on me, even on purpose, I can haul off and hit them in the face as hard as I can?

I believe that I would be the one going to jail.

16 posted on 10/01/2012 3:58:38 PM PDT by liege (I'll pay more for tomatoes...or lettuce.)
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To: liege
So if someone sprays silly string on me, even on purpose, I can haul off and hit them in the face as hard as I can?

That's assault, depending on the context and surroundings. And, given you aren't in a lefty-lib cesspool of a state, you can defend yourself against an assault. Here in Texas, you would probably be no-billed for doing so, given that you're not at a birthday party where silly string is being passed out and you are present by consent.

25 posted on 10/01/2012 4:06:53 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: liege
So if someone sprays silly string on me, even on purpose, I can haul off and hit them in the face as hard as I can?

Depends on the nature of the crowd.

If it's a typical militant irresponsible OWS bunch of criminal losers, then yeah.

If YOU are the target, you can assume it's harmless silly string; your choice.
An LEO on the job? Not so readily. In a crowd that experience has shown there are mostly criminals, I give totally the benefit of the doubt to the cops.

48 posted on 10/01/2012 4:22:08 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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