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Originally posted by migliavacca
In this instance, he witnessed a breaking and entering, trespassing, and burglary so I would be pretty confident that they committed a felony/felonies. He was within his rights to try to apprehend the perps.
In criminal law, an affirmative defense (e.g., to a murder charge) alleging that the defendant used serious force necessarily for self-protection. The claim of self-defense must normally rely on a reasonable belief that the other party intended to inflict great bodily harm or death and that avoidance by retreating was impossible. See also homicide.
Originally posted by BigJoeNYC
You should think about joing the New Black Panthers.
Voluntary Manslaughter is usually committed under one of the two states of mind, which are adequate cause and sudden passion. Adequate cause can be defined as “a cause that would commonly produce a degree of anger, rage, or terror in a person of ordinary temper, sufficient to render the mind of the defendant incapable of objective reflection.”
Premeditated murder is the crime of wrongfully causing the death of another human being (also known as murder) after rationally considering the timing or method of doing so, in order to either increase the likelihood of success, or to evade detection or apprehension.
State laws in the United States vary as to definitions of "premeditation." In some states, premeditation may be construed as taking place mere seconds before the murder. Premeditated murder is usually defined as one of the most serious forms of homicide, and is punished more severely than manslaughter or other types of murder.
Originally posted by Mr. Pele Pele
Originally posted by kaferwerks
Well when someone tells you to stop...you better do it then. I would suggest not making any sudden movement towards him either....and if you are only carrying out what you are supposed to then why would you be needing the crowbar ...lol
If your buddy lived in that neighborhood...I bet you that his neighbors know about you and your late night deliveries and pick ups. You yourself know this...so why make a comment like that?
Hey, they were illegals, remember? That means they probably didn't UNDERSTAND what he was saying. If someone yells that in Spanish to you, you probably run because they have a gun and are screaming at you. But when you're dead, too bad, right?
Originally posted by defcon5
reply to post by BigJoeNYC
Ok, since this is not getting anywhere, and since I am guessing you have never been on a jury before, let me explain to you how this trial is going to go…
This will take the jury about an hour to decide this case, and then only if they stop and break for lunch…
A Texas man has provoked a debate about the right to self-defense in America after he shot dead two burglars as they were leaving a neighbour’s house.
The two — killed by a Pasadena man Nov. 14 after he said they were trying to steal his neighbor's property — were in the country illegally, according to Leticia Zamarripa, a spokeswoman for the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Source