TX: You don't pull your gun because someone eggs your car.

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Re: TX: You don't pull your gun because someone eggs your car.

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Post by WildRose » Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:32 pm

And once again that was caused by the unlawful pursuit, the illegal discharge of a firearm, reckless driving, and "deadly conduct" of the man pursuing them. All of the above are class A misdemeanors or felonies.
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Re: TX: You don't pull your gun because someone eggs your car.

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Post by WildRose » Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:34 pm

Grumpy1993 wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:50 pm
WildRose wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:45 pm
No chase, no crash.
If somebody flees from the cops and causes a fatal wreck, it's the cops fault for chasing them?

Got it!
The guy chasing them was not a cop and was committing numerous serious crimes himself beginning as soon as he discharged his firearm unlawfully and then attempting to chase them down.
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Re: TX: You don't pull your gun because someone eggs your car.

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Post by Soccerdad1995 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:11 pm

Do we know for a fact that the victim of the initial assault fired his weapon? It appears that there are conflicting reports on this point. If so, then yes I believe that would be unlawful (disclaimer IANAL, and don't know for sure whether this type of assault justifies the use of deadly force), and he definitely should be charged.

As far as the chase, if we are going to say that the traffic violations committed by the perps were "minor" then any violations committed by the victim who was pursuing them would also have to be classified as "minor" as well. And as for proximate cause, the proximate cause of everything was the initial assault committed by the teens. Everything follows from that assault.

That said, me personally, once I have their license plate number and have called 911, I'm no longer pursuing the assailants. But then again, I tend to err on the side of avoiding conflict and disengaging wherever possible.
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Re: TX: You don't pull your gun because someone eggs your car.

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Post by LeonCarr » Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:18 pm

Pure stupidity on all sides.

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