"There's a continuum of force, and cops are authorized to use one level above a perpetrators level in an assault. So if an offender is using fists, you're allowed a baton. If an offender is using a blunt I object as a weapon (intending…"
"The problem with your question is that (in this case) you're asking a police officer to judge the intent of someone who had already committed a felony to determine the severity of the threat. Brown had ample opportunity to not die. He chose to…"
"I didn't ignore it...I understand that it is legally permitted to use deadly force in response to a threat to ones self.
I'm just asking if there is any stipulation on the severity of the threat, or if any threat of physical…"
"Albert Brooks had a monologue in Broadcast News in which he tries to talk Holly Hunter into loving him rather than William Hurt. It starts with something like, "Tom, despite being a very nice guy, is the devil," and it ends with…"
I can appreciate all of that, but surely a line must be drawn somewhere...or is any level of threat or assault punishable in the same way? The threat of a black eye or fisticuffs is not a good enough reason to legitimize the…"
"I put rowing -- but on a machine -- back into my upper-body workouts a few months, ago, and am really enjoying it. I count it as cardio rather than strength, and I've heard that it's a better cardio workout than an elliptical or a…"