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  •  If you're going to throw around hypotheticals (8+ / 0-)

    will you address the hypothetical person entitled to self-defense who hesitated, worried about the requirement to retreat, who was killed by the criminal?

    Or the person who acted in legitimate self-defense, but was successfully prosecuted after cops took him in, interrogated him until he said something that implied a failure to retreat, and sent to prison for the sin of minding his own business until self-defense was required.

    This law is about putting a minimum bar on the state before it can prosecute. It is rooted in the historical presumption of innocence that underlies our entire criminal justice system

    Non enim propter gloriam, diuicias aut honores pugnamus set propter libertatem solummodo quam Nemo bonus nisi simul cum vita amittit. -Declaration of Arbroath

    by Robobagpiper on Fri Mar 23, 2012 at 07:59:31 AM PDT

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    •  I did not start the hypotheticals (0+ / 0-)

      We have had CASTLE doctrine for many years working generally very well before this unneeded expansion

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