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Would you shoot your son to save your wife?

Started this discussion. Last reply by N. Vest Jan 31. 22 Replies

Surely a morbid title, but a terrible thing happened a few minutes away from me. A County cop found his 27-year old son stabbing his wife, the son's mother. The officer drew his gun and shot the son…Continue

Greg Maddux and Tony LaRussa going to HOF Capless.....thoughts?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jack Bauer Jan 23. 4 Replies

I am a man that knows very little about many things, but I do have a high degree of love for the game of baseball. Today the HOF announced that two of this year's inductees, SP Greg Maddux and…Continue

What is your favorite commercial?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lon R. Jan 11. 26 Replies

Seriously. Advertising and consumerism being what it is these days, companies have stepped up their game regarding television commercials, some for better, some for worse. What are some of your…Continue

Taxes for Baby-Sitting

Started this discussion. Last reply by Matthew Hines Feb 7. 8 Replies

Good day, all.Need some info on taxes and filing for my wife. Some back-story first: my wife has been unemployed for 9 months. We've managed. At the beginning of the year, she will start baby-sitting…Continue

 

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James Sullivan replied to Stephen Jashub Comstock's discussion Opinions on the increasing militarization of local American police force. in the group The Great Debate
"On occasion. My young son likes police officers(he's 5, so I tolerate this), so he likes the show."
Apr 4
James Sullivan replied to Stephen Jashub Comstock's discussion Opinions on the increasing militarization of local American police force. in the group The Great Debate
"The concern for me is less the equipment and more the people requesting the equipment. Let's face it. The equipment criminals use, or rather, the MANNER of crimes, the TRUE crimes, can be extreme. I have no problem with cops having better…"
Apr 4
James Sullivan replied to Andrew D, USA Ret's discussion Obama to cut military during these times of heightened tensions - Good Sense or Pure Folly? in the group The Great Debate
"We could cut our military by 85% and still have the biggest military in the world. A 15% cut really isn't that big a deal, and in this time when we need to cut, I consider this necessary."
Mar 6
James Sullivan replied to Andrew D, USA Ret's discussion Arizona Bill to Allow Refusal of Service to Gays in the group The Great Debate
"I am normally a very big proponent of someone's personal property rights, but I find myself questioning the motivation of the law. While I believe in religious liberty, I always find myself skeptical of a group of politicians citing religion to…"
Feb 25
Matthew Hines replied to James Sullivan's discussion Taxes for Baby-Sitting
"I do tax preparation this time of year, so maybe I can give a few pointers.  You do not need to have a Tax ID number for this business. Your wife's SSN will do.  But, you will have to file a Schedule C or C-EZ for small business since…"
Feb 7
N. Vest replied to James Sullivan's discussion Would you shoot your son to save your wife?
"Just for sake of Devil's advocacy let me present a slightly different case. A real story but sadly I do not have have the link:A woman, Her husband and their two year old daughter are enjoying a afternoon at lake. The husband goes in for swim,…"
Jan 31
Lucius Artorius Castus replied to James Sullivan's discussion Would you shoot your son to save your wife?
"It depends.  Im bigger and meaner then my son, and always will be. If there was no other option, and the situation were what this one is described as... Yes. But to do it out of straight up reaction? No. Im better trained and that, and any cop…"
Jan 30
Nathanael replied to James Sullivan's discussion Would you shoot your son to save your wife?
"I tend to avoid double-effect reasoning in most cases, and I think Aquinas is simply wrong in his application of it to lethal force. The question of proportion here is, I suppose, the effectiveness of the method of lethal force, not the potential…"
Jan 30
Rebekah replied to James Sullivan's discussion Would you shoot your son to save your wife?
"I don't actually understand double effect reasoning that way.  At the best talk I've attended on double effect, it was fascinating how firearms adjust the philosophy.  While I'm sure just war theory deals with…"
Jan 30
Nathanael replied to James Sullivan's discussion Would you shoot your son to save your wife?
"A couple points: 1.  Most shooters, either law enforcement or ordinary Joe, train to shoot to stop the threat, which means shooting center mass until the target is incapacitated/flees/surrenders.  It's not really about shooting to…"
Jan 30
Rebekah replied to James Sullivan's discussion Would you shoot your son to save your wife?
"EDIT:  I think the fact that this was a cop addresses some of Will's concerns, and I think our laws about cops give us a framework for thinking about the situation."
Jan 30
Rebekah replied to James Sullivan's discussion Would you shoot your son to save your wife?
"I think our laws about cops using deadly force are helpful for addressing Will's points.  Because this shooter was a cop, we hope he was trained to assess whether there's an active assault, or someone rendering aid, etc.  My…"
Jan 30
David F. replied to James Sullivan's discussion Would you shoot your son to save your wife?
"I used fend off rather then kill also.  I just can't see going lethal on my son or wife. "
Jan 30
Will replied to James Sullivan's discussion Would you shoot your son to save your wife?
"No, in the heat of the moment (as OP said), I absolutely would not.  And I hope nobody else would either.  So you shoot and kill the son, and the wife says, "My God, what have you done?  And where's the man who stabbed…"
Jan 30
James Sullivan replied to James Sullivan's discussion Would you shoot your son to save your wife?
"You beat me to it."
Jan 30
Nathanael replied to James Sullivan's discussion Would you shoot your son to save your wife?
""Not to mention, as a police officer, the shooter in this story is authorized to use Deadly Force to defend himself or others from Deadly Force." This is a tangent, but: Huh?  In the US, at least, cops legally have no more, or less,…"
Jan 30

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At 10:10am on September 14, 2013, Herb Munson said…

Hey there James, welcome to The Great Debate!

 
 
 

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I have had some good male role models, and some abusive ones too.I was hurt really bad by the death of my father.    I loved him a great deal.And being abused by  a few men in the family, it just made matters worse.I have had several great men in my life, and continue to have great male friends some older some younger.   I also help at a rehab for teenage boys.  As a teacher I make sure to pay attention to as much as I can concerning the well being of my students.  I also make sure the younger…See More
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