These are relevant references from the Books where Misdemeanor is mentioned.
It is not meant to be anything other than the facts of the matter.
Arrive at your own conclusions.
I wish you well,
"Be off!" cried the woman. "Or I shall set my bearers on you!"
"You would set your slaves on a free man in the streets?" I asked.
Her eyes flashed.
"Who are you?" I asked.
"That is none of your business!" she cried.
"It will surely be of interest to guardsmen," I said.
"Go away!" she said.
"They will wish to ascertain what person ordered slaves to attack a free man, an innocent fellow merely engaged in reporting a misdemeanor."