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  1. #21
    Quote Originally Posted by OldOwl View Post
    LOL. I thought that I coined that phrase, largest street gang in America. I remember getting a nasty PM right after that here.

    Cops can shoot you any time they can get away with it. Who's word will a judge take in a court room? Yours, or a cops? Especially if you're dead?

    NYPD cop shoots suspected motorcycle thief - WSJ.com
    Big +1 on that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaxMentis View Post
    The cases are apples and oranges...actually more like apples and i-beams. Name me a situation where a non police officer would have received official clearance to take a shot in the first place. And Horuchi's shot was never characterized as one of self-protection.
    You are agreeing with me, albeit unbenoast to yourself. Lon Horuchi got away with murder because he was a cop.

    Quote Originally Posted by PaxMentis View Post
    Considering the rules laid out to Horuchi (which I personally believe were just plain wrong on about 5 different levels...starting with the setting of the siege itself), it becomes a question of judgement. I believe my post (to which you responded but chose to cut that section) stated that "The difference is that the DA (and most juries) will trust a police officer's judgement...".
    And there lies the problem, Lon Horuchi's judgement was that commiting murder was ok.

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    This guy had enough in NH. Live free or die, he took it literally. He couldn't take the harassment any more.

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