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by flechero
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: CA: 1 dead 2 wounded at Costco shooting. Not what you might think.
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Re: CA: 1 dead 2 wounded at Costco shooting. Not what you might think.

chasfm11 wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:58 am
The story brings up a couple of interesting questions.

1. Was the officer attacked because he was in uniform? Was he in uniform? I thought they referred to him as off duty- as if to justify that he could legally have a weapon in CA since it's so rare. Does being in uniform and being assaulted by more than one adult, especially when you have a child to protect change anything? IMO, yes- having a child with you diminishes your ability to run, defend yourself/protect child and to fight... holding a child greatly exaggerates it.
2. There is no mention of a deadly weapon by the attackers. I'm assuming that would change the matter to ag. assault. They don't need weapons to kill you, so the lack of additional weapons shouldn't matter. Plus they attacked a person holding a child which limits his options to defend, as mentioned above One of the situations that has always worried me was being assaulted by multiple youths, responding with deadly force and ending up in jail. I do not believe that our current court situation is neutral toward old white men who try to defend themselves. That's true, but it's going to be jury dependent... and is not worth dying to ensure you are not treated unfairly I wonder if police officers fare any better.
my thoughts in blue

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