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Old December 29, 2009, 11:51 PM   #16
Sefner
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Originally Posted by peetzakiller
Actually, my understanding is that it IS a crime. You have committed homicide if you kill someone. The distinction is that you are JUSTIFIED in committing that crime.
I was assuming you are justified in the shooting, thus making it legal. Also innocent until proven guilty. In other words, semantics (oh man that is an awesome pun).

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Originally Posted by Powderman
But remember this well--I (and other officers) are NOT the triers of fact in ANY instance. We simply observe, and determine if there is probable cause to believe that a criminal act has been/will be/is being committed. And, with a homicide, we have habeas corpus--literally, the body of the evidence--in the most literal sense of the phrase, laying right there. Thus, we have probable cause to effect an arrest.
This is insightful. Expect to be arrested regardless.
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