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I am doing a civil rights study. This has been an ongoing project as my studies include imaginative rights versus logical discrimination. Here is my question.... Ted lives in a high crime area. People are always beating up on each other and aggravated assault is common place. People will use anything as a weapon to beat and scratch people up. Now Ted on the other hand is quite peaceful. He is a fan of science fiction and he carries a hand held air nossel in his pocket that he percieves as being his laser pistol. The air nossel is about 3 inches long and has a little squeeze trigger. He never points it at anyone, and would never even think of using it to hit someone. He just keeps it in his pocket and pretends. Ted also has a broken bicycle computer. Its about 11/2 in by 11/2 in. He carries that as his enviormental testers. One day a cop does a check and sees his stuff. My questions are, would Ted be getting in trouble for carrying what could otherwise be used as hand weapons to hit and scratch people even though he has absolutely no intent? Would his own intentions be sufficient to avoid prosecutuion? Ive wondered about this a few times. Ive known adult kids.
Read more: I am doing a civil rights study. This has been an ongoing project as my studies include imaginative rights versus logical discrimination. Her... - I am doing a civil rights study. This has been an ongoing project as my studies include imaginative rights versus logical discrimination. Here is my question.... Ted lives in a high crime area. People are always beating up on each other and aggravated assault is common place. People will use anything as a weapon to beat and scratch people up. Now Ted on the other hand is quite peaceful. He is a fan of science fiction and he carries a hand held air nossel in his pocket that he percieves as being his laser pistol. The air nossel is about 3 inches long and has a little squeeze trigger. He never points it at anyone, and would never even think of using it to hit someone. He just keeps it in his pocket and pretends. Ted also has a broken bicycle computer. Its about 11/2 in by 11/2 in. He carries that as his enviormental testers. One day a cop does a check and sees his stuff. My questions are, would Ted be getting in trouble for carrying what could otherwise be used as hand weapons to hit and scratch people even though he has absolutely no intent? Would his own intentions be sufficient to avoid prosecutuion? Ive wondered about this a few times. Ive known adult kids. :: Ask Me Fast at http://www.askmefast.com/I_am_doing_a_civil_rights_study_This_has_been_an_ongoing_project_as_my_studies_include_imaginative_rights_versus_logical_discrimination_______Her-qna9462950.html
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