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Man accused of trying to run down Rep. Katherine Harris [Oct. 27th, 2004|11:40 pm]
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not that she does or does not deserve it, but late in the article, what is the defendant accused of?

After police tried to contact Seltzer, he came to to the Sarasota Police station where, according to a police report, he admitted trying to “intimidate” a group of Harris supporters.

“I was exercising my political expression,” Seltzer told police, according to the report.

He was arrested on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He is now in Sarasota County Jail, and is to have a court appearance Thursday.

a deadly weapon... a car

you know where this is going. it's not about the weapon, it's about the intent

[User Picture]From: noisepimp
2004-10-27 09:09 pm (UTC)
Assault with anything but your fists can be considered a "deadly weapon" as long as it's capable of doing bodily harm--one probably wouldn't get the charge if you attacked someone with a stuffed toy, but a car definitely counts. Plenty of precedent to back that up, too--whether it's a 2x4, a car or a tire iron, an object does not need to specifically be a weapon to be considered a "deadly weapon" for such a charge.

At least it's considered "aggravated" assault--meaning that the victim did something to provoke the attacker.
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From: lomonthang
2005-11-02 12:36 am (UTC)
People don't kill people! Cars kill people....wait that just sounds ridiculous. ;)
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