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berni_mccoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-14-06 10:31 AM
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The Reason For the Cheney Coverup: He's Guilty of a FELONY under TX Law!
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Edited on Tue Feb-14-06 10:34 AM by berni_mccoy
According to TX Penal Code, Chapter 22 (http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/statutes/docs/PE/content... )
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.
(b) An offense under Subsection (a)(1) is a Class A
misdemeanor,...


And the definition of Reckless under TX Law (http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/statutes/docs/PE/content... )
6.03. DEFINITIONS OF CULPABLE MENTAL STATES. (a) A
person acts intentionally, or with intent, with respect to the
nature of his conduct or to a result of his conduct when it is his
conscious objective or desire to engage in the conduct or cause the
result.
(b) A person acts knowingly, or with knowledge, with respect
to the nature of his conduct or to circumstances surrounding his
conduct when he is aware of the nature of his conduct or that the
circumstances exist. A person acts knowingly, or with knowledge,
with respect to a result of his conduct when he is aware that his
conduct is reasonably certain to cause the result.
(c) A person acts recklessly, or is reckless, with respect
to circumstances surrounding his conduct or the result of his
conduct when he is aware of but consciously disregards a
substantial and unjustifiable risk that the circumstances exist or
the result will occur. The risk must be of such a nature and degree
that its disregard constitutes a gross deviation from the standard
of care that an ordinary person would exercise under all the
circumstances as viewed from the actor's standpoint.

(d) A person acts with criminal negligence, or is criminally
negligent, with respect to circumstances surrounding his conduct or
the result of his conduct when he ought to be aware of a substantial
and unjustifiable risk that the circumstances exist or the result
will occur. The risk must be of such a nature and degree that the
failure to perceive it constitutes a gross deviation from the
standard of care that an ordinary person would exercise under all
the circumstances as viewed from the actor's standpoint.


And it gets worse since the victim was over 65 (http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/statutes/docs/PE/content... ):

22.04. INJURY TO A CHILD, ELDERLY INDIVIDUAL, OR
DISABLED INDIVIDUAL. (a) A person commits an offense if he
intentionally, knowingly, recklessly, or with criminal negligence,
by act or intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly by omission,
causes to a child, elderly individual, or disabled individual:
(1) serious bodily injury;
(2) serious mental deficiency, impairment, or injury;
or
(3) bodily injury.
(b) An omission that causes a condition described by
Subsections (a)(1) through (a)(3) is conduct constituting an
offense under this section if:
(1) the actor has a legal or statutory duty to act; or
(2) the actor has assumed care, custody, or control of
a child, elderly individual, or disabled individual.
(c) In this section:
(1) "Child" means a person 14 years of age or younger.
(2) "Elderly individual" means a person 65 years of
age or older.

(3) "Disabled individual" means a person older than 14
years of age who by reason of age or physical or mental disease,
defect, or injury is substantially unable to protect himself from
harm or to provide food, shelter, or medical care for himself.
(d) The actor has assumed care, custody, or control if he
has by act, words, or course of conduct acted so as to cause a
reasonable person to conclude that he has accepted responsibility
for protection, food, shelter, and medical care for a child,
elderly individual, or disabled individual.
(e) An offense under Subsection (a)(1) or (2) is a felony of
the first degree when the conduct is committed intentionally or
knowingly. When the conduct is engaged in recklessly it shall be a
felony of the second degree.




Cheney COMMITTED A SECOND DEGREE FELONY!

The punishment for such an offense is min 2 max 20 years (http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/statutes/docs/PE/content... ):

12.33. SECOND DEGREE FELONY PUNISHMENT. (a) An
individual adjudged guilty of a felony of the second degree shall be
punished by imprisonment in the institutional division for any term
of not more than 20 years or less than 2 years.
(b) In addition to imprisonment, an individual adjudged
guilty of a felony of the second degree may be punished by a fine not
to exceed $10,000.
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