- Rate of suicides among Chicago Police a badge of high-stress job
“In the past decade, 13 officers have been killed in the line of duty. Nearly twice as many officers died by their own hand during the same span.”
- BLM Protest In Seattle: ‘We Need To Start Killing People’
“She also says, “White people, give your fucking money, your fucking house, your fucking property, we need it fucking all,” as another protester responds “reparations!”
- Biker who assaulted teen leukemia survivor 'brought pipe to no fight'
An illustrative case study. Bob Owens brings up a good point. You can’t reasonably claim you were in fear for your life if you are inside your house and the intruder is still outside. You have to wait until the intruder breaks in and enters your dwelling before you can claim you were reasonably in fear for your life. If you go outside to confront an intruder that could be interpreted by a court as having gone looking for a fight. Best to call 911 and let the cops apprehend the intruder, unless someone’s life is in danger. Minnesota doesn’t have a castle doctrine law, but the existing self-defense laws in the state are close enough as to make little difference. In Minnesota it is also permissible to use deadly force to prevent the commission of a “felony”, so that actually gives one more leeway in using force to prevent the loss of valuable property than in most other parts of the country.
“The lack of detail provided is disturbing, but the fact that Pettersen (above) has been arrested under suspicion of manslaughter this soon after the shooting strongly suggests to me that he opened fire on the suspects when they were not in his home posing a credible deadly force threat.”
“Remember, folks, that you cannot generally use deadly force to protect property in most of the nation, that you cannot shoot through doors (as Theodore Wafer found out the hard way), and that you cannot fire on fleeing people.”
“I’m confident that Mr. Pettersen probably trotted out some version of the “I was in fear for my life” argument as he explained his decision to open fire. That means nothing. That phrase is just empty words, and it doesn’t mean that your fears nor your actions were reasonable nor in the scope of the law.”
“It doesn’t appear that we lost a future cancer researcher in the death of Nick Embertson, but the alleged drug abuser does not appear to have done anything warranting being shot, nor does his unnamed co-conspirator.”
I 'think she's probably done'
- Cedar Fort man kills cougar in defense of neighbor’s pet
Geriatric cougar moves into town, tries to eat up Black Lab.