Threatening or intimidating
The principal difference in the two sections is the method used to accomplish the purpose.” The Attorney General argues that cases interpreting the public bribery statute have found that the statute requires a “corrupt intent.” “Intent is corrupt when it is to influence ‘official action to obtain a result which the party would not be entitled to as a matter of right.’” Accordingly, the Attorney General argues that in order to violate Louisiana’s public intimidation statute, “one must threaten a public employee in order to obtain a result to which the offender would not be entitled to as a matter of right.” On its face, however, the statute says no such thing. It unambiguously states that all threats made with the intent to influence a public official are criminal. Indeed, § 2 has been applied by Louisiana courts consistent with such an interpretation. Mouton, the Louisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeal affirmed the defendant’s conviction under § 2 for threatening, during his arrest, to sue a police officer or have him fired.
"Vow it then, madame," cried the prince, furious at not intimidating his victim.
After an altercation with his neighbor, Plaintiff Travis Seals alleges that he was arrested at his home by deputies from the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office.
During the arrest, Seals objected to the deputies’ conduct, including the use of pepper spray, and threatened to make a lawful complaint regarding their conduct. Seals then sued in federal court, challenging the relevant provision of the statute, which makes it a felony to use “threats upon [a public officer or public employee], with the intent to influence his conduct in relation to his position, employment, or duty.” The federal district court agreed, holding that the statute was content-based and unconstitutionally overly broad.
I said this to myself, resolutely, by way of answer to the intimidating storm.
This arbitrary conduct did not succeed in intimidating the other Councillors.Every thing had been done by the Indians to render this show as intimidating as possible.