The original thread http://thefiringline.com/forums/show...guerena&page=7
has been closed, but the recent Tuscon shooting of ex-Marine Jose Guerena Ortiz, killed in a SWAT raid on his home, is back in the news with a lawsuit now filed against the local Sheriff's Dept.
The original flawed logic of the law enforcement agency remains flawed. Sort of along the lines the next person you encounter walking down the street could kill you. Be that as it may, it is hardly a reason to kill them.
"What reasonable person comes to the front door and points a rifle at people?"
I find this statement to be completely ludicrous. Who DOES NOT come to the door with a gun these days? Martha Brady, for one. Barrack Obama, Eric Holder and Nancy Pelosi for others.
But in Tuscon, AZ, when a guy whom you know in advance is a Marine combat veteran comes to the door armed, this is a reasonable response in the context of the times and the place, and does not justify a homicide.
This is a case that may rightfully endanger Pima County, AZ and it's liability insurer financially if it doesn't settle out of court, which it will. It's going to be an interesting one to follow.