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To: dangerdoc

At what point is a 27-year old man permitted to use military force hand to hand combat techniques against a 15-year old boy?

These kids were out for blood. Under such circumstances, could he still be charged with attacking children with possibly lethal response if he’d punched their heads and kicked their kidneys?


16 posted on 12/28/2010 1:19:45 PM PST by a fool in paradise (The biggest waste of brainpower is to want to change something that's not changeable. -Albert Brooks)
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To: a fool in paradise

I forget what state they were in, that could significantly affect how the law looks at self defense. Of course having a citizen in the croud with a pistol is a good sign.


32 posted on 12/28/2010 1:29:13 PM PST by dangerdoc (see post #6)
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These kids were out for blood. Under such circumstances, could he still be charged with attacking children with possibly lethal response if he’d punched their heads and kicked their kidneys?

"I feared for our lives. I want to talk to my lawyer."

41 posted on 12/28/2010 1:35:49 PM PST by magslinger (Samuel Colt, feminist. Making women equal to men for over 150 years.)
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To: a fool in paradise
At what point is a 27-year old man permitted to use military force hand to hand combat techniques against a 15-year old boy?

These kids were out for blood. Under such circumstances, could he still be charged with attacking children with possibly lethal response if he’d punched their heads and kicked their kidneys?

Most of the Army H2H combat training today consists of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Taking the fight to the ground in a mob situation is a recipe for getting yourself kicked to death.

Against those numbers you need a weapon. As we read in the story. What stopped the assault was an armed citizen who backed the crowd off with a handgun.

237 posted on 12/29/2010 4:51:38 PM PST by Ghengis
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