Mr. Langan wrote on his Facebook page both him and his wife were 'attacked.' How were they attacked? Were they physically or verballyattacked?  Because stating you were attacked generally means physically and that's considered to be assault, which is what the definition is per the NYS Penal Code. Let's take a look at the definitions of the various degrees of assault:

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120.00 Assault in the third degree.
  A person is guilty of assault in the third degree when:
  1. With intent to cause physical injury to another person, he causes
such injury to such person or to a third person; or
  2. He recklessly causes physical injury to another person; or
  3. With criminal negligence, he causes physical injury to another
person by means of a deadly weapon or a dangerous instrument.
  Assault in the third degree is a class A misdemeanor.

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120.05 Assault in the second degree.
  A person is guilty of assault in the second degree when:
  1. With intent to cause serious physical injury to another person, he
causes such injury to such person or to a third person; or
  2. With intent to cause physical injury to another person, he causes
such injury to such person or to a third person by means of a deadly
weapon or a dangerous instrument; or
  3. With intent to prevent a peace officer, police officer, a fireman,
including a fireman acting as a paramedic or emergency medical
technician administering first aid in the course of performance of duty
as such fireman, an emergency medical service paramedic or emergency
medical service technician, or medical or related personnel in a
hospital emergency department, from performing a lawful duty, by means
including releasing or failing to control an animal under circumstances
evincing the actor`s intent that the animal obstruct the lawful activity
of such peace officer, police officer, fireman, paramedic or technician,
he causes physical injury to such peace officer, police officer,
fireman, paramedic, technician or medical or related personnel in a
hospital emergency department; or
  4. He recklessly causes serious physical injury to another person by
means of a deadly weapon or a dangerous instrument; or
  5. For a purpose other than lawful medical or therapeutic treatment,
he intentionally causes stupor, unconsciousness or other physical
impairment or injury to another person by administering to him, without
his consent, a drug, substance or preparation capable of producing the
same; or
  6. In the course of and in furtherance of the commission or attempted
commission of a felony, other than a felony defined in article one
hundred thirty which requires corroboration for conviction, or of
immediate flight therefrom, he, or another participant if there be any,
causes physical injury to a person other than one of the participants;
or
  7. Having been charged with or convicted of a crime and while confined
in a correctional facility, as defined in subdivision three of section
forty of the correction law, pursuant to such charge or conviction, with
intent to cause physical injury to another person, he causes such injury
to such person or to a third person; or
  8. Being eighteen years old or more and with intent to cause physical
injury to a person less than eleven years old, the defendant recklessly
causes serious physical injury to such person; or
  9. Being eighteen years old or more and with intent to cause physical
injury to a person less than seven years old, the defendant causes such
injury to such person; or
  10. Acting at a place the person knows, or reasonably should know, is
on school grounds and with intent to cause physical injury, he or she:
  (a) causes such injury to an employee of a school or public school
district; or
  (b) not being a student of such school or public school district,
causes physical injury to another, and such other person is a student of
such school who is attending or present for educational purposes. For
purposes of this subdivision the term "school grounds" shall have the
meaning set forth in subdivision fourteen of section 220.00 of this
chapter.
  11. With intent to cause physical injury to a train operator, ticket
inspector, conductor or bus operator employed by any transit agency,
authority or company, public or private, whose operation is authorized
by New York state or any of its political subdivisions, he or she causes
physical injury to such train operator, ticket inspector, conductor or
bus operator while such employee is performing an assigned duty on, or
directly related to, the operation of a train or bus.
  Assault in the second degree is a class D felony.

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120.10 Assault in the first degree.
  A person is guilty of assault in the first degree when:
  1. With intent to cause serious physical injury to another person, he
causes such injury to such person or to a third person by means of a
deadly weapon or a dangerous instrument; or
  2. With intent to disfigure another person seriously and permanently,
or to destroy, amputate or disable permanently a member or organ of his
body, he causes such injury to such person or to a third person; or
  3. Under circumstances evincing a depraved indifference to human life,
he recklessly engages in conduct which creates a grave risk of death to
another person, and thereby causes serious physical injury to another
person; or
  4. In the course of and in furtherance of the commission or attempted
commission of a felony or of immediate flight therefrom, he, or another
participant if there be any, causes serious physical injury to a person
other than one of the participants.
  Assault in the first degree is a class B felony.

Calling someone a thief and tossing change to them doesn't even fall under the definitions of 'menacing' or 'hazing'

Yet another Langan untruth.

Do the research yourself:

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Jim should have picked up that change that was tossed to him. Seems that another judgement was filed today, 10/11, against the Mr. and Mrs.
 
 
Oh, Jim, twisting the truth again. He reports on the HV News Facebook page:

Hyde Park Supervisor Tom Martino and his son William attacked HVN Editor Jim Langan and his wife Caroline Carey Thursday afternoon in a parking lot as they left a Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting event in Hyde Park. Police were notified and both Martinos issued a warning to cease harrassing Mr. Langan. More in print Wednesday.

Really Jim. Well from what's been said around town is that his son called you a 'thief' outside the store. I do believe that his son was featured on the cover of his paper several weeks back. Could this be the 'just desserts' for placing the caption of 'LOSERS' over his photo?

It's also been said that William tossed change in Jim's direction and instructed him to 'pay his bills' as to the numerous judgements on file against both him and his wife. Jim doesn't have a very good track record with finances, given stealing and the federal tax lein he had places on his assets.

Poor Jim decided to call the police since he was slighted. Was it even a valid call to make? What was he requesting be done? Mr. Martino and his son be nice to him?

The word 'attack' in this case is taken very liberally in this case. Calling someone a thief that stole money and tossing change to him? It seems that Jim can dish it out but can't take it. From the chatter around town, Jim usually likes to verbally assault older senior citizens, both in person and in his paper. Get a thirty something year old call you out in public and humilate you by tossing change in your direction, it feels a little different, doesn't it.

Let this be a lesson to be learned. Every action has a consequence. If you're willing to play with fire, well then you should be willing to be burned. Mr. Langan is of the mindset that he can do whatever he wants to whomever he wants and there will no repercussions to him.

I can't wait to read what this week's edition says about this 'attack.'  I wonder if he will include this theiving past in the story as it did play a large part.