And yes, your choosing to deny people the right to protect their own lives is definitely selfish. You dont prefer living "citizens." You prefer living criminals. Because the dead victims would not come to trial, they were innocent when they were executed.
Your ignorance shows further since it is illegal to use lethal force almost anywhere in the US to protect property. That person using lethal force would go to jail. So you, once again, have no idea what you are talking about.
You have been told many times that the legal bar for using lethal force is very high. ONLY to protect yourself from gross bodily harm or death. And for police, to also do so in the interests of public safety. Yet you continue to write otherwise. Is there something wrong with your ability to process the facts?
It boggles the mind that when robberies and home invasions are common when people are home, that you think that I should not have the right to shoot someone that breaks into my home at night and tries to kill or rape me in the commisssion of their crime. I am 25 minutes from town. The thought that I should have to just call the cops and suffer and die is ***insane.*** thankfully at least some parts of our legal system are not.
Those were the words James Dudley Barkerís longtime friend used to describe allegations that Barker used a shovel to attack a Salt Lake City police officer with bone-breaking force before the officer shot Barker to death in a yard just one block from Barkerís home.
"James was an incredibly peaceful person," said Summer Osburn, who became friends with Barker 20 years ago while they were students at Brigham Young University.SLCPD shooting: Neighbors stunned to learn victim was their 'peaceful' neighbor (with video) | The Salt Lake TribuneWhen the officer approached Barker on the porch of another house, a "verbal altercation" began, police said. Barker allegedly attacked the officer with the shovel, striking his arm and leg before the officer fired several times, police said.
What's even sadder is that not only you but others would say that the cop wasnt even in deadly danger....the man *only had a shovel.* If the cop had shot BEFORE he was beaten, there would probably be a public uproar. With attitudes like that (which we have seen clearly in the media and here on this forum and in the extreme, you.....we will end up with no cops. Why should anyone put themselves at such risk for pay that's no better than many office jobs?)
The Sixth Amendment gives citizens rights that "self defense" denies them.