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self-defense?
    #2036533 - 10/23/03 04:13 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

lets say a cop is trying to arrest you for a drug offense and you shoot him. self defense?


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Re: self-defense? [Re: ]
    #2036623 - 10/23/03 04:42 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

Nope...Cop Killer.


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Re: self-defense? [Re: ]
    #2036645 - 10/23/03 04:50 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

He's trying to arrest you, which is not a life-threatening condition.

If a cop started shooting at you and you shot him, then I'd say it's self defense as long as he/she shot first.


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Re: self-defense? [Re: trendal]
    #2036816 - 10/23/03 06:07 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

i'd say it's tantamount to armed kidnapping and robbery.


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Re: self-defense? [Re: ]
    #2036988 - 10/23/03 06:56 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

Well, according to the Model Penal Code (MPC) which has been adopted in whole or part by most states in the U.S., "the use of force upon or toward another person i justifiable when the actor believes that such force is immediately necessary for the purpose of protecting himself against the use of unlawful force by such other person on the present occasion" (MPC Secion 3.04(1))

But the MPC provides exceptions where force is not justifiable including "to resist an arrest that the actor knows is being made by a peace officer, although the arrest is unlawful." (MPC Section 3.04(2a1)) So for this reason you would be a cop killer.  :smile:

In terms of if the police officer shoots at you first, another exception where force is not justified is when "the actor, with the purpose of causing death or serious bodily injury, provoked the use of force against himself in the same encounter." (MPC 3.04 (2b1)) Thus is the police officer had a reasonable belief (and the court is almost always going to take the cops word to this) that you were going to attempt to cause him great bodily harm (maybe if he saw your weapon) then you would have been said to have provoked his action and thus could not claim self-defense if he shot at you.

Yea, law school.


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Re: self-defense? [Re: Leviathan1854Z]
    #2039359 - 10/24/03 02:14 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

i'm not really talking about what the exact legal definitions may be.... i'm quite certain that by the law, it would not be considered an act of self-defense. i mean it more of an ethical question.

i think it is an act of self-defense.

i don't like it how the drug war, etc. puts cops in that position... honestly, i know a few cops, and alot of them are good people- but if one of them was intent on forcefully taking away my liberty while enforcing such unjust laws, and i had a decent chance of defending myself in that way, i'd do it, and with a clear conscience.

the fact that perhaps our hypothetical cop was only doing his job and enforcing majority-approved laws, and might be a good guy, maybe with a family at home, is sad, but his blood is on the hands of those that sent him out to enforce their tyranny, and on his own for agreeing to do so.


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Re: self-defense? [Re: ]
    #2039368 - 10/24/03 02:16 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

Nope, what Rono said


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Re: self-defense? [Re: Innvertigo]
    #2039375 - 10/24/03 02:19 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

what if you were a jew shooting a nazi stormtrooper?


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Re: self-defense? [Re: ]
    #2039380 - 10/24/03 02:21 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

that's quite a leap, don't you think?


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Re: self-defense? [Re: afoaf]
    #2039385 - 10/24/03 02:23 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

because the nazis murdered jews, while in america, drug offenders are only imprisoned temporarily?

what if the penalty for drug use was death, as it is in some nations? then would it be ok?


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Re: self-defense? [Re: ]
    #2039396 - 10/24/03 02:27 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

did you just call me a jew? :smirk:

if in that circumstance it would be self defense.


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Re: self-defense? [Re: ]
    #2039433 - 10/24/03 02:41 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

And since I am possessing drugs I should probably shoot them preemptively, before the danger becomes imminent...


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Re: self-defense? [Re: hongomon]
    #2039494 - 10/24/03 03:00 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

try to use that defense in court, it'll get a chuckle at least.


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Re: self-defense? [Re: Innvertigo]
    #2039511 - 10/24/03 03:02 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

I might even get quoted on the news.


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Re: self-defense? [Re: hongomon]
    #2039569 - 10/24/03 03:15 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

that it would.....under the "anti-american" heading


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Re: self-defense? [Re: ]
    #2039580 - 10/24/03 03:16 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

Quote:

mushmaster said:
i'd say it's tantamount to armed kidnapping and robbery.





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Re: self-defense? [Re: ]
    #2039653 - 10/24/03 03:27 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

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i'd say it's tantamount to armed kidnapping and robbery.
 




I agree with someone on this board for once.  :thumbup: 


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Re: self-defense? [Re: ]
    #2040138 - 10/24/03 05:31 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

Quote:

mushmaster said:
i'd say it's tantamount to armed kidnapping and robbery.




I tried to explain that to the last cop I shot and he didn't seem to get it..


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Re: self-defense? [Re: Innvertigo]
    #2040418 - 10/24/03 06:55 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

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Innvertigo said:
that it would.....under the "anti-american" heading




Never heard of that...is ot something new at Fox News?


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Re: self-defense? [Re: Innvertigo]
    #2040902 - 10/24/03 10:13 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

I wonder how many people in here have been busted by cops for drugs?

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