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friendly_iconoclast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-15-09 08:49 PM
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Knocking someone from their wheelchair during a home invasion isn't an assault
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provis99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-15-09 08:58 PM
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1. is it technically? What does the law say?
Would it be an accident during the course of a felony? If you hit and kill someone with a car while fleeing a bank robbery, is it murder, or just an unfortunate accident, from the point of view of the law?
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friendly_iconoclast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-15-09 09:10 PM
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2. It is if done while in the commission of a felony, intentionally or not.
The person I was replying in the other thread seemed to want to minimize the effect of falling (or being pushed) from a
wheelchair. I pointed out that I knew of four people that had fallen from their chairs, and that three of them had suffered broken bones as a result. One of them had two broken femurs (a quad w/ really bad spasms), and the other two
had each broken a femur. The fourth person had a sprained wrist and bruises.
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kickysnana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-07-10 03:39 PM
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3. In Minneapolis petting a police horse is assault...
the unit was recently defunded and I am not going to fight to bring them back if this is the way they are going to behave.
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bodewell1 Donating Member (1 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-25-10 10:27 AM
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4. Not an Assault for knocking someone out of wheelchair?
I am a disability rights advocate and activist, and in my
book, it absolutely IS assault when a person is knocked out
of their wheelchair.

During protests and demonstrations having to do with standing
up for our civil rights as people with disabilities, people
have been torn from their wheelchairs by officials too
stupid, ignorant, and bigoted to care. They do not see us as
"real" human beings because of our disability.
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pgarrison Donating Member (17 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-14-10 07:31 AM
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5. Agree n/t
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