Self defense cases
Clayton Cramer assesses a case where self defense was argued, but lost. Interesting perspectives from each side.
As far as the outcome ... well, as trial attorneys will tell you, *anything* can happen in a court of law. I've lost cases I knew should have won, and won cases that should have been lost (did that last week, in fact), for no reason I could ever figure out.
But the Brady's tell us no one is sitting in jail for engaging in a legitimate act of self-defense, and these "shoot first" laws are completely unnecessary.
Posted by: Sebastian at October 2, 2006 12:17 PM