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    Authorities Charge 19-Year-Old With Attack on Elderly Man in MAGA Hat

    Authorities Charge 19-Year-Old With Attack on Elderly Man in MAGA Hat

    The young man faces charges of “disorderly persons offenses of assault and harassment.”

    On Wednesday, reports came out that a young male attacked an 81-year-old man in a supermarket in New Jersey because he wore a MAGA hat.

    Authorities have charged 19-year-old Ryan M. Salvagno with the attack.

    From NJ.com:

    The victim was leaving a ShopRite on Elizabeth Avenue in Franklin Township he was confronted by 19-year-old Ryan M. Salvagno about his hat, according to the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office.

    The two had a brief exchange of words about the hat before the older man tried to leave around 3:25 p.m. Monday, authorities said.

    “As the victim turned to walk away, defendant Salvagno was able to grab the victim’s hat and the two struggled for sole possession of the hat,” Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson said.

    “Salvagno then took the victim by the arm and threw him to the ground, tipping over the victim’s cart of groceries and ultimately throwing the hat to the side,” the prosecutor said in a statement.

    Salvagno faces charges of “disorderly persons offenses of assault and harassment.” The authorities did not tell the media how they identified the young man.

    Salvagno’s arraignment will occur on March 14.

    MAGA hat attacks have become more common recently. A few days before this attack, a woman in Massachusetts accosted a male in a restaurant for wearing a MAGA hat. The man taped the incident and the woman proudly holds the hat in her hands.

    Police charged the woman, who is in the country illegally. Now ICE has her in custody.

    A Vans employee lost his job when he shouted “F*ck you” to a 14-year-old kid wearing a MAGA hat.

    We cannot forget the smears and hate towards the Covington Catholic High School teenager in January.

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    Comments


    The criminal complaint is just the cherry on top. The civil lawsuit is the just desert.

    He can’t discharge it in BK, either:

    “Bankruptcy Code Section 523(a)(6) prevents a debtor from obtaining the discharge of any debt for “willful and malicious injury by the debtor to another entity or to the property of another entity”. There are two prominent interpretations as to how this provision is to be construed. The Ninth Circuit interpretation is that the debtor’s actions “must be accompanied by some form of tortious conduct which gives rise to the willful and malicious injury.”

    https://www.jayweller.com/exception-to-discharge-in-bankruptcy-for-intentional-torts/


     
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    puhiawa | March 1, 2019 at 6:44 pm

    Attempted murder at the age of the victim.


       
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      Milhouse in reply to puhiawa. | March 2, 2019 at 9:35 pm

      No. It could easily have been fatal, but the kid wasn’t thinking about that. If it had been fatal he might still have faced some sort of murder charge, but “attempt” implies specific intent, which is absent here.

    It’s another symbol to the fascist democrat party to hate on. They’ve gone from being liberal Americans to all out fascists.

    Check out Congressman Dan Crenshaws twitter asking for help finding this woman in Santa Barbara who was heckled for saying the Pledge of Allegiance.
    https://twitter.com/DanCrenshawTX/status/1099117949464399872/video/1

    Twitter I need your help! If you know this woman and how to get in touch with her, I’d like to invite her to the Capitol to recite the Pledge of Allegiance.

    Related only as it pertains to what the elderly man would have faced under the fascists medicare for all legislation. As written by a pediatrician. This whole twitter thread should go viral to let people know they’re signing away their lives.

    https://twitter.com/JoeSilverman7/status/1101128218399174656?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

    Pouncing Joe Pilot, MD
    ‏ @JoeSilverman7

    I promised you all a thread on the state of modern American healthcare from the unique perspective of both a pediatrician and a father of a gravely ill child undergoing surgery. This won’t be my typical tweetstorm for a few reasons. (Cont)
    Click link

    This was an attempted lynching, hate crime at least. He should get the book.


       
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      Milhouse in reply to Mark. | March 2, 2019 at 9:47 pm

      Don’t exaggerate. It does not even slightly resemble a lynching. The whole point of lynching is that it pretends to be justice; the victim is accused (often correctly) of a crime, and rather than let the justice system work a mob decides to skip straight to the execution. Lynching never resembles a random crime.

      Nor is it a hate crime. NJ’s hate crime statute requires that the victim be selected because of his “race, color, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, or ethnicity”. Political opinion is not on the list.


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