Friday, April 20, 2007
This article talks about whether states should pass laws allowing people to use deadly force instead of retreating from a violent attacker. If these laws were passed it would allow people to use deadly force without the burdens of civil liabilities and possible criminal charges. This article also states that some states have passed laws allowing the use of deadly force some of these states are Arizona, South Dakota, and Florida. Some argue that if we passed a law allowing the use of deadly force it would increase violence and others argue that it would decrease violence. Many also think that criminals will benefit from from a type of law like this because defense attorneys could seek acquittals in some criminal cases.