Category: Assault

The District of Columbia realizes that mistakes happen. According to the law, an assault must be done intentionally for it to constitute an assault. The Code of the District of Columbia states and an incident constitutes an assault if the defendant, “unlawfully assaults, or threatens another in a menacing manner, and intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causes […]Continue reading

Students at American University in Washington D.C. found bananas hung from trees and lamp posts covered in racially offensive messages targeting African American students. The bananas were hung using string nooses. The incident occurred the first day of finals week in May of 2017, which also happened to be the day the first female African […]Continue reading

Quick navigation links: Assaulting a Police Officer Is the Scale Unfairly Balanced? D.C. Council Amends APO Statute Granting Jury Trial Rights for APO Cases is a Major Victory The Prosecution Is Taking Away the Defendant’s Right to a Jury Trial Assaulting a Police Officer A trial for someone accused of assaulting a police officer usually […]Continue reading

Navigate via these quick links: Transgender Woman Assaulted The Current Law In Washington DC Other States And Their Stances Does The Data Support The Justification? Dangerous Rhetoric Creating Dangerous Environment Transgender Woman Assaulted Earlier this summer, in our very own Washington, DC, a transgender woman was assaulted for using the restroom in a Giant Food […]Continue reading

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