Intimidation

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Premier, General Alexandru Averescu. Averescu relied on miscount and police intimidation of voters to win election

Intimidation (also called cowing) is intentional behavior that would cause a person of ordinary sensibilities fear of injury or harm. It is not necessary to prove that the behavior was so violent as to cause terror or that the victim was actually frightened. Criminal threatening (or threatening behavior) is the crime of intentionally or knowingly putting another person in fear of imminent bodily injury.


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  • A person commits the offense of intimidation when, with the purpose to cause another to perform or to omit the performance of any act, the person communicates to another, under circumstances that reasonably tend to produce a fear that it will be carried out, a threat to perform without lawful authority any of the acts of: (a)inflict physical harm on the person threatened or any other person; (b) subject any person to physical confinement or restraint; or (c) commit any felony.
    A person commits the offense of intimidation if the person knowingly communicates a threat or false report of a pending fire, explosion, or disaster that would endanger life or property.
Domestic violence and abuse are used for one purpose and one purpose only: to gain and maintain total control over you. An abuser doesn't play fair. Abusers use fear, guilt, shame, and intimidation to wear you down and keep you under his or her thumb. Your abuser may also threaten you, hurt you, or hurt those around you. -Rev Ollie Fobbs.
  • A person is guilty of ethnic intimidation if that person maliciously, and with specific intent to intimidate or harass another person because of that person's race, color, religion, gender, or national origin, does any of the following:(a) Causes physical contact with another person.(b) Damages, destroys, or defaces any real or personal property of another person.(c) Threatens, by word or act, to do an act described in subdivision (a) or (b), if there is reasonable cause to believe that an act described in subdivision (a) or (b) will occur.
    Ethnic intimidation is a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than 2 years, or by a fine of not more than $5,000.00, or both.
    Regardless of the existence or outcome of any criminal prosecution, a person who suffers injury to his or her person or damage to his or her property as a result of ethnic intimidation may bring a civil cause of action against the person who commits the offense to secure an injunction, actual damages, including damages for emotional distress, or other appropriate relief.
  • Domestic violence and abuse are used for one purpose and one purpose only: to gain and maintain total control over you. An abuser doesn't play fair. Abusers use fear, guilt, shame, and intimidation to wear you down and keep you under his or her thumb. Your abuser may also threaten you, hurt you, or hurt those around you.

G - L[edit]

Threat of harm is defined as, all actions, statements, written or non-verbal messages conveying threats of physical or mental injury which are serious enough to unsettle the child's mind. It includes: expressions of intent to inflict pain, injury, or punishment on the child.
  • The goal toward which all history tends is peace — not peace through the medium of war; not peace through a process of universal intimidation; not peace through a program of mutual impoverishment; not peace by any means that leaves the world too frightened or too weak to go on fighting but peace pure and simple, based on that will to peace which has animated the overwhelming majority of mankind through countless ages.

M - R[edit]

  • It is very important to a lot of people to make unmistakably clear to themselves and to the universe that they love the universe but are not intimidated by it and will not be shaken by it, no matter what it has in store. Moreover, they demand something from themselves early in life that can be taken ever after as a demonstration of this abiding feeling.

S - Z[edit]

...their own rightness bring on them an intellectual stasis which they project on to the nation at large. Intimidation and propaganda work in a duet of oppression, while the people, lapped in fear and distrust, learn to dissemble and to keep silent.
Every honest man knows why Trade Unions insist on the right to a strong numerical picket:... But though arguments may never persuade them, numbers may easily intimidate them. And it is just because argument has failed and intimidation has succeeded that the Labour Party insists upon its right to a picket.F. E. Smith/
  • Every honest man knows why Trade Unions insist on the right to a strong numerical picket:... But though arguments may never persuade them, numbers may easily intimidate them. And it is just because argument has failed and intimidation has succeeded that the Labour Party insists upon its right to a picket.

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