Defending your neighbors
The typical self defense scenario involves protecting you or your family. The common practice when it comes to defending others is that of you or your family's lives are not in danger, then you must call the cops.
But consider this. What if you could easily save someone that you don't know? Like if an armed aggressor is attempting to smash the windows of your neighbors. What if you had a clear shot and could easily defend them? Is that a strong enough situation to warrant an exception to the self defense principle?
You could easily say that such a threat is a threat not only to your neighbor but also yourself, but assume that you know it is no threat. Just wondering. Thanks.
Edit: perhaps I should be more clear. The point is that would you defend thy neighbor?
Last edited by Colvin; February 2, 2012 at 05:59 PM.