Violence

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VIOLENCE. The abuse of force. Theorie des Lois Criminelles, 32. That force which is employed against common right, against the laws, and against public liberty. Merl. h. t, 2. In cases of robbery, in order to convict the accused, it is requisite to prove that the act was done with violence; but this violence is not confined to an actual assault of the person, by beating, knocking down, or forcibly wresting from him on the contrary, whatever goes to intimidate or overawe, by the apprehension of personal violence, or by fear of life, with a view to compel the delivery of property equally falls within its limits. Alison, Pr. Cr. Law of Scotl. 228; 4 Binn. R. 379; 2 Russ. on Cr. 61; 1 Hale P. C. 553. When an article is merely snatched, as by a sudden pull, even though a momentary force be exerted, it is not such violence as to constitute a robbery. 2 East, P. C. 702; 2 Russ. Cr. 68; Dig. 4, 2, 2 and 3.

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sexualized violence against men or women as an international crime, this
The Don't Suffer in Silence campaign has seen posters appear across the region depicting violence against men, women and children.
This sort of humour highlights the wider perception of domestic violence against men as being trivial, laughable and embarrassing.
THOSE who doubted domestic violence against men was a serious issue in the region should think again.
Domestic violence against men has risen 81 per cent since 1999, Scottish Executive figures reveal.
Det Insp John McCarthy, from Knowsley's family support unit, said: ``Domestic violence against men is something which happens,but based on statistics available to us,it's in the minority.
'Domestic violence against men is still a major taboo subject for victims to talk about and hopefully this group will go some way to get more men talking about it.'
Acting Inspector Gareth Owen, based in St Mellons, said: "There is not a specific problem of domestic violence against men in this area.
Domestic violence against men is on the increase, but fear, shame and a sceptical society's indifference to the problem keeps its recipients quiet.
In these days of so-called sexual equality, why do politically-correct councillors like Mr Mason deem violence against men to be a lesser evil than violence against women?
In the light of evidence (such as that from the Home Office) that spousal violence against men is more common than was once believed, I would suggest that such campaigns are every bit as tasteless and irresponsible as ones treating women in the same way.