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Unformatted text preview: disregard of the laws and disturbances of the public peace. Holding and Rule: Yes. It is important to decide whether these damages breach the peace of society. Even though these damages done are disproportional to the injury sustained, this would lead a society to consider an assault as a thing that can be done without punishment. Court’s Reasoning: The threat of pointing a gun at someone in a threatening manner, regardless of it being loaded or not, is an assault. It violates the laws of society and ones security which laws have been put in place to protect. It was a proper question for the jury to consider whether the result would be produced or not in establishing whether an assault was done or not. Judgment and Order: Judgment on the verdict. Comments:...
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This note was uploaded on 04/13/2008 for the course HISTORY 101 taught by Professor Jenkins during the Spring '08 term at Rutgers.
- Spring '08