Talk:NY Sen. Monserrate found guilty of misdemeanor assault

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The quote was in the New York Daily News source when I read the article, and Google is still showing it as there in the New York Daily News, in a search for the quote. Very odd. Cirt (talk) 02:33, 16 October 2009 (UTC)

I wonder[edit]

I wonder what what differs between assault and assault, other than one has a felony prefix? Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 21:43, 18 October 2009 (UTC)

Not sure what you mean exactly, could you clarify? Cirt (talk) 23:20, 18 October 2009 (UTC)
The article says he was cleared of one kind of assault and convicted of another. In my country, assault is the charge and varients tend to be obvious (e.g. 'assault to within danger of life'). What's the difference between these two alternate charges against him? Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 06:44, 19 October 2009 (UTC)
w:Felony assault conviction would have meant automatic expulsion from his political office. w:Misdemeanor assault conviction means he could conceivably be sentenced to even up to a year in jail, and still keep his political position. Cirt (talk) 07:21, 19 October 2009 (UTC)
Yes, I understand the penalties. They are written right there in the article. Now I'd like to know what constitutes on offence and what constitutes the other. Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 18:13, 19 October 2009 (UTC)
  • I'd guess the commonest distinction might be that misdemeanour could include throwing a few punches in a bar brawl. Felony more along the lines of 'intent to injure'. --Brian McNeil / talk 18:20, 19 October 2009 (UTC)