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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spitting

Spitting is the act of forcibly ejecting saliva or other substances from the mouth. It is currently considered rude and a social taboo in many parts of the world including the West, while in some other parts of the world it is considered more socially acceptable. It is commonly believed that it is possible to transmit infectious ...

www.reuters.com/article/us-crime-spitting-idUSN0727718920070308

Mar 8, 2007 ... A man who intentionally spat at another can be charged with criminal assault, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Wednesday.

www.thekirklawfirm.com/blog/IS-IT-A-CRIME-TO-SPIT-ON-SOMEONE-IN-MARYLAND_AE530.html

I say arguably, because although the science may not be absolutely conclusive, there is ample support for the proposition that spitting on someone may not be the type of physical contact necessary to transmit disease.1 A statutory provision that could be implicated here is not found in the criminal code, but rather under the ...

www.quora.com/Is-spitting-on-someone-considered-battery-or-assault-If-someone-spits-on-me-do-I-have-the-right-to-defend-myself

Yes, spitting in the face is crime, court rules If someone does spit on you, your optimal course of action is to extricate yourself away from them immediately. Here are two reasons why: I. They may be working themselves up to batter you. Very few ...

accidentshappenatty.com/is-spitting-considered-assault

It is extremely rude to spit in someone else's face, but does this conduct rise to the level of a crime? Many people would be surprised to learn that spitting on someone is a crime. In Florida, spitting constitutes battery, not assault. Spitting is Considered Battery. A person commits the offense of battery when he or she engages ...

www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/12/hiv-criminal-transmission_n_5297065.html

May 12, 2014 ... In April, a Florida woman who allegedly spit on a police officer was charged with criminal transmission of HIV and jailed, according to CBS Miami. Though the risk of transmitting HIV through biting, spitting or sharing of sex toys is negligible, at least 11 states have laws on the books criminalizing potential ...

criminal.findlaw.com/criminal-charges/assault-and-battery-overview.html

The definitions for assault vary from state-to-state, but assault is often defined as an attempt to injure to someone else, and in some circumstances can include threats or ... In a classic example, spitting on an individual doesn't physically injure them, but it nonetheless can constitute offensive contact sufficient for a battery.

www.theguardian.com/football/2003/nov/06/newsstory.sport1

Nov 5, 2003 ... "Spitting your bodily fluids at someone is seen as more offensive than hitting them," says Ross Coomber, a principal lecturer in sociology at the University of Plymouth, who admits to an unlikely professional interest in the sociology of spitting. "Spitting in someone's face is probably considered one of the ...

www.city-data.com/forum/psychology/2437044-spitting-someone.html

I can understand why hitting, slapping and even name-calling is disrespectful, but I have yet to understand why spitting (deliberately of course), to.