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Old November 17, 2012, 08:49 PM   #63
Frank Ettin
Join Date: November 23, 2005
Location: California - San Francisco
Posts: 8,745
Originally Posted by pax

Around 8 p.m. on Wednesday the woman was at Lake Sacajawea with her 6-year-old son and a dog when a man approached her aggressively while masturbating and suggested she should watch him.
Video interview with the victim here:

Her 6 year old son is terminally ill, and the dog is his service dog.

Original local news story here:
This is the sort of additional information that can significantly change the legal evaluation of the situation. Being able to articulate an aggressive approach by the perpetrator and having an especially vulnerable child in tow help support her actions as reasonable.

I've mentioned before that the details can make a difference. Here's an example.
"It is long been a principle of ours that one is no more armed because he has possession of a firearm than he is a musician because he owns a piano. There is no point in having a gun if you are not capable of using it skillfully." -- Jeff Cooper
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