What if the kid, in fear of his safety, reacted more violently, breaking the doods nose or knocking him out. There is a reason simple assault is illegal.
If someone grabbed me or my wife like that, it wouldn't have ended like this, even if I was standing on the corner, being a dick to a passerby.
Matthew 10:34Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
You're attempting to pick a fight where there isn't one, and you're accusing someone of something they didn't do.
That's a cheap shot, as well as dishonest.
By the way, the day someone tells me I don't have a right to question my duly elected government, is the day I'll thank them for the offer of a new outfit with the swastika on it, but I think I'll have to decline.
He didn't assault them. (unless DC has a different statutory definition)
In fact, it could be argued that they assaulted him.
You have every right to question your government, but there is a time and place for everything. Nice job with the Nazi reference though, no thread is complete without one of those.
The kid sounded like a little **** to be honest. No need to politisize this time, come on guys, the congressman should not have done what he did, he should know better with stuff like youtube around. Whether he will be charged with assault is up to the police. Let's not politisize this, BAD CONGRESSMAN BAD!!!!
That tool James O'Keef has not got every pimple-face college freshman thinking he's Woodward and Bernstein...
These assholes walked up to a congressman, stuck a camera in his face, and asked a stupid question. The congressman was annoyed with the little boys, playing at their little boy games. And he quickly showed them he could kick both their punk asses back to Jr. College journalism school.
"We're doing a project." Then make an appointment, idiots!
This will be the lead story on Fox tonight.
“I have seen the video posted on several blogs. I deeply and profoundly regret my reaction and I apologize to all involved. Throughout my many years of service to the people of North Carolina, I have always tried to treat people from all viewpoints with respect. No matter how intrusive and partisan our politics can become, this does not justify a poor response. I have and I will always work to promote a civil public discourse.”