Re: Death Penalty (was Re: Didn't need no welfare state)

From: Zero Powers (
Date: Tue Apr 18 2000 - 23:28:50 MDT

>From: James Rogers <>
>On Tue, 18 Apr 2000, Zero Powers wrote:
> >
> > >From: James Rogers <>
> > >
> > >The only protection offered against illegitimate use of deadly force in
> > >the U.S. is to kill the state agents/police at the time the incident
> > >occurs.
> >
> > Murder is *already* a capital offense, even if you are wearing a cop
> > at the time you commit the murder. So I assume what you are suggesting
> > some sort of summary execution which bypasses the jury trial process,
> > That sounds like a really great plan. Oh, except for the minor detail
> > that *no one in their right mind would become a cop*. I'm amazed that
> > can hire people as cops now to get paid marginally well to risk their
> > every working hour of the day. And now, in addition to getting
> > suspended, fired and sued for making an error, you think they should be
> > *killed* too? Yeah, sure I might take that job...if it paid $10 million
> > year.
>This is legal *now*, and always has been; I wasn't making a suggestion. It
>is considered self-defense if you kill a cop executing illegal force,
>whether the use of illegal force is accidental or intentional. The moment
>someone threatens lethal force against you without correct legal
>authority, they become fair game in the eyes of the law whether or not
>they come under the color of authority.

Oh. I didn't get that you were talking about good old fashioned
self-defense. I thought you were talking about some sort of summary
execution tribunal where the cop's punishment for a bad shooting would be
execution. Sure, self-defense is always legal. Although I have my doubts
about its practicality when it comes to fending off armed cops. Especially
when I think of Ruby Ridge.

Personally I don't think I'd stand a chance against 3 or 4 cops with their
guns already drawn. Especially if I didn't have any forewarning that they
were coming.


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