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Old February 27, 2013, 09:32 AM   #55
Frank Ettin
Join Date: November 23, 2005
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Originally Posted by maestro pistolero
I found one instance of this, it seems it is hardly a trend. Stating that this happens routinely strains credulity.

And there's the Diallo case in New York. But there the officers involved were acquitted of manslaughter based on their claim of self defense.

Things like that happen. And that's indeed a long way from (emphasis added) --
Originally Posted by Luger_carbine
Chicago Police routinely...
And sometimes a use of force (by a cop or by a private citizen) will work out to be justified when the belief of a threat was reasonable, even if mistaken.
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