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Is There a Right of Self-Defense Against Police?

HemlockHemlock Posts: 9 New Member
Maybe there is but an "ordinary citizen" who shoots a cop while claiming self-defense may have much steeper legal challenges to face than do cops who wrongfully shoot citizens. Courts and juries are often biased in favor of law enforcement. "We" like to think that lawmen are infalible. 

The law is one thing, reality another. While there is some legal theory that a using lethal force in defense of a home would have been justified, the courts and the police tend to overlook the errors of law enforcement more generously than those of the general citizenry.


Source: https://thecrimereport.org/2019/06/10/is-there-a-right-of-self-defense-against-police/


I also fear that police might retaliate lethally or brutally against even a justifiable self-defender for merely shooting a "brother officer". 

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