Message from Vertig0ne in /r/SargonOfAkkad (Sparta) #politics-free-for-all
From what I understood, the guy got arrested because he chased after the burglars after they were running away. Excessive force.
self defense is legal because you have a right to self-preservation
Only a moron would fire once at an assailant
in the US this is part of the second amendment and stand your ground laws
although don't get me wrong, there is far more to 2A than self defense
I'm pretty sure you can't run after the burglars and keep shooting at them, after they're retreating.
the way its looked at here in general (in the uk, incase you didnt notice)
by the time the police show up, you're already dead, if you even were able to call them.
is its based on a sitation
like. if a burgular came in
thats because the UK is a nanny state
you have no rights
and you grabbed a fireplace ornament and whacked him over the head
obviously not run after them, thats why its a stand your ground.
what little the government lets you do is backed up by nothing at all
Oh God Dammit are we back on the rights thing again?
"oh well, shit happens"
its the 2nd hit that will get you
In Germany there's no "excessive force" until the threat ends.
Also, it's called Castle doctrine
if the UK government wanted to simply ignore all your rights and set up a police state there is nothing you could do to stop it
Or something like that, Joerg from the Slingshot Channel said it.
I have the legal right to defend myself and my property
what are you gonna do, report the police to the police? write a strongly worded letter to your MP?
The US has also done draconian steps toward it, remember the PATRIOT act?
Complain to the US lol
"free man of the land"
the patriot act is indefensible yea
yeah, I fucking hate that shit, and want it gone
the US isnt perfect
The patriot act is defensible
Overly broad maybe
Yet people gave these rights up with enthusiasm
We didn't approve of the Patriot act.
no, we have been trying to get rid of it since it was put in place
you vastly overestimate how much americans agree with the decisions of their politicians.