The Fire Starter has Been Identified
The United States of America was founded as a republic — a representative democracy — wherein citizens make political decisions and resolve our political differences via the ballot and civil debates, not violence or the threat of violence.
On January 20, 2017, at an anti-Trump protest in Washington, D.C., a woman set fire to the hair of a Trump supporter. Fortunately, an alert good Samaritan quickly extinguished the fire.
For the purpose of this post, the woman will be referred to as “Fatty Firestarter” (h/t FOTM‘s Lola).
Here’s the video:
Setting someone’s hair on fire is battery — an intentional unpermitted act causing harmful or offensive contact with the “person” of another. According to the legal dictionary:
Battery is both a tort and a crime. Its essential element, harmful or offensive contact, is the same in both areas of the law. The main distinction between the two categories…
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