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  •  You define 20-20 hindsight differently (0+ / 0-)

    Hindsight seems to indicate that I apply what I know now about what was actually occuring back then, instead of judging the reasonableness  of a person's actions based on what a reasonable person would believe back then, at that time, if confronted with what I knew and saw at the time.

    Those are two very different things and application of a "hindsight" standard in this kind of circumstance would be highly irregular.

    This is clearly a law based on the concepts of self-defense and its extension to defense of others.  The SD case law or other statutes that might further define the conditions under which both exist may be the "lawful" in "lawful defense".  Some states call it one thing.  Some call it the other.    

    Not being from SD, I don't know what other conditions may attach.  Which I belive places us in the same condition.

    If health care is not basic necessity, try living without it.

    by Into The Woods on Wed Feb 16, 2011 at 04:28:26 PM PST

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