GATORTIM wrote:starstruck393 wrote:GATORTIM wrote:starstruck393 wrote:Was there threat of violence, because I haven't seen any. It's one thing to imply threat of violence, but it's another to actively threaten it. As far as I can tell, he had no intention of using force, but just used an implied threat to his advantage. It's the same thing as holding someone up with a gun shaped object in your pocket, or a fake bomb threat. Are those violent too? There's never an actual threat there, but they use the implied threat to achieve their goals.
I'm sure if he didn't say "I'm going to blow your $%&* head off if you try to stop me" then there was at least a perceived threat. However, I'm willing to bet there was a threat of violence. Do you really think he is going to recite verbatim what went down in the bank after he has done his time and is seeking admission to law school?
There's a difference between a perceived threat and an actual threat. I can perceive your driving as threatening, but if there's no intent to threaten, and very little actual threat, does that make you a violent driver?
It depends if your definition of violence is omnipresent or in the mind of the victim
Harrassment is harrassment so long as the victim feels it is... could easily carry over to this situation.