Thread: mutual combat...
2/26/2004 10:09am, #1
Its is my understanding that if you are attacked you can only use the amount of force necessary to defend yourself and de-escalate the situation...If you keep escalating the fight after the attacker has tried to stop, you then become the aggressor, and can be libel.... Just curious what anyone else has heard or read....
2/26/2004 10:12am, #2
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2/26/2004 10:15am, #3
2/26/2004 10:17am, #4
this is a very tricky question, as use of force laws, not only vary from state to state, but from city to city. , however in general, you may use resonable force to stop the threat, key word being resonable. the lawyers on this site could answer this one better than i.8 years till retirement.
2/26/2004 10:24am, #5
Actually, Mcop I was most interested in YOUR response. Being an active LEO, you probable see this a lot.... Specific. I had a friend, older gentleman, who was in line at a Kmart. I guy infront with a small child started arguing with the teller. The child began to fuss, and the guy smacked the child rather hard...My friend just smashed this guy right there. Knocked him out!!! When the police came, they accessed the situation. The teller and other customers told them what happened, and they just told my friend to leave. They had this other guy off in another area. Not exactly an attack, but interesting reaction by both my friend and the officers.
2/26/2004 10:25am, #6
2/26/2004 10:27am, #7
"If he pulls a knife and you hit him with a chair, your ok, running him over with your car, kind of pushing it a bit."
I thought it was only if you then backed up over him to see what was going on....
2/26/2004 10:30am, #8
Another silly story, I had another friend who got into a road rage incident... The guy followed him and they both pulled over. My friend got out of his car and came back yelling at the guy...You can guess the scene. Anyhow, the guy started to get out of his car. My friend grabbed the door and preceded to slam the door on the guys leg. The guy yelled in pain and pulled his leg back in slammed the door and took of. Has he pulled away my friend noticed he had a handicap plate.....Side note this guy was the aggressor, not my friend. Although he felt bad when he saw the plate....
2/26/2004 10:31am, #9
well, in wisconsin, spanking your child is covered under privlige, your friend hitting the person,causing him to lose consciencious, is a substantial battery(felony). if your friend didnt get arrested, he should be thankful for the lazy ass officers that didnt want to process an arrest so close to thier shift change :D8 years till retirement.
2/26/2004 10:34am, #10
Probably true... I think though the officers found out the guy had a history of child-abuse. And, although I wasn't there, he supposedly hit the child with a closed fist pretty hard...