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    Default If someone wins a shootout against the cops and they fire first, is it legal?

    Let's say that the cops decide to use lethal force against you and start shooting - they miss.

    But you have lots of firepower and are a trained marksman. The cops are rookies or poorly trained. All the cops in the area, say around 10, are taken out before reinforcements can be called real quick.

    You strip a bodycam from the dead officers, and get away, and hide out for a bit.

    Later on, you turn yourself in, and it turns out that you lucked out because the body cam shows indisputable evidence that the cops shot first, and that while you shot back, you were doing it to preserve your life, and ended up having more guns and better aim.

    Guilty or not guilty?

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    Default Re: If someone wins a shootout against the cops and they fire first, is it legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Chewing View Post

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    Default Re: If someone wins a shootout against the cops and they fire first, is it legal?

    it depends, are you white or a minority?

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    Default Re: If someone wins a shootout against the cops and they fire first, is it legal?

    It's a trap!


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    Default Re: If someone wins a shootout against the cops and they fire first, is it legal?

    wtf is this drivel?

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    Default Re: If someone wins a shootout against the cops and they fire first, is it legal?

    IANAL, but I think the only way you could get away with this is if you could prove that the police opened fire on you without warning or provocation. If you had a gun in your hand, if you refused to comply with the officers orders to come out with your hands up or whatever, then the police are justified in firing first if they feel threatened.

    Of course, even if you're 100% innocent, you'll still be arrested and put in jail, where you will commit suicide under mysterious circumstances.

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    Default Re: If someone wins a shootout against the cops and they fire first, is it legal?

    Are you guilty if you are using a laser cat?


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