65. "You have the same 'right'." In response to In response to 55 Thu Oct-09-14 05:11 PM by SoWhat
>You are a threat? > >Why does that same logic not apply to me?
you may defend yourself against the use of excessive force. your action may be found by a court to be justified.
I have represented a client charged with resisting arrest for kicking a cop. We claimed excessive force and self defense. We lost. We are appealing bc the judge refused to instruct the jury about self defense in response to excessive force.
>Why is the police officers life immd not just considered but >flat out codified as more valuable to society...then mine?
that's not the case.
>In other words if an officer and I are in a confrontation...he >may kill me because he is "in fear of his life" yet if I >killed him with that exam same logic, I would be arrested for >murder and prolly wouldn't make it back to the precinct for >booking?
a police shooting is assumed justified if the cop is on duty. it is investigated. if found to be un-justified then a criminal charge will follow.
police have been prosecuted for shooting civilians w/o justification.
>What laws are these that codified this as how it is?
you have convinced yourself of an untruth.
>I want this shit off the books. For real. Whatever laws that >give this cover?