: News Article:
Jason Smith charged with assault
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09-10-2010, 10:58 AM
Join Date: Aug 2003
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Couldn't have said it any better. I'll hold off on judging too much until the full story comes out but it seems kind of cut and dry. No excuse to hit your wife and especially not your children. I'm assuming he was drunk but that's no excuse.
If assault is the same in Canada as England it doesn't actually require physical contact, it can be committed through words alone by making someone perceive they are in danger of imminent physical violence.
It wouldn't make it right in any way but certainly it's not as bad as actually punching your family members. Probably best to wait until we know the whole story before we judge him too severely. Either way it's disappointing though.
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