posted on Feb, 14 2013 @ 11:36 AM
Originally posted by Kovenov
reply to post by xquietonex
I remember reading about the LAPD's operational snafu & wondered about this hypothetical: if the victims had been legally armed, returned fire &
managed to diffuse the threat these officers erroneously perpetrated against them, would they face charges? Is it a requirement that a person allow
himself or herself to potentially be injured or killed by law enforcement officials, all while knowing that you've aggressed against no one, much
less violated any law?
I have yet to read about this line of inquiry in the MSM.
edit on 13-2-2013 by Kovenov because: (no reason given)
Interesting question...the law would hypothetically allow for self defense in this case, but if we play devil's advocate and assume your scenario
played out...I can only imagine the ladies would either be summarily executed by additional LAPD as they arrive, or spend years in jail fighting the
legal battle that they acted in self defense.
Hard to say what one would do in such a situation if one were armed. But as I frequently read from ex-mil, training and instinct takes over.
I would have to imagine that, if I taking unexpected heavy fire from actors unknown, I wouldn't spend much time pleading my innocence...I would
undoubtedly return fire and deal with the consequences if I survived.
I can't imagine a jury in the world would convict me for self-defense, but I would expect to spend the next decade or so in some hellish mixture of
jail and court.
I have the utmost respect for the (majority of) police, who do the best they can for society in what is a difficult job and at risk to their own life
and limb. These trigger-happy morons in LA have done a huge disservice to peace officers worldwide.
For that, I hope they are held to account...both in this world and the next.