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    Police interference with personís self-defense, when he is faced with imminent danger

    Police interference with personís self-defense, when he is faced with imminent danger ó plus failure to protect him against the danger ó may be unconstitutional By Eugene Volokh August 11 at 9:45 AM

    From Vaughn v. City of Chicago (N.D. Ill. Aug. 5, 2014)http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/v.../08/vaughn.pdf, the alleged facts:

    [ ... ]The man who had been shouting obscenities at Vaughn then made his way through the crowd carrying a metal baseball bat. The defendant officers did not order the man to halt or drop the bat as he approached Vaughn. Instead, the officers simply watched as the man clubbed Vaughn in the head with the bat and then fled from the scene. Vaughn was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. [ ... ]
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    Interesting there just might be more to the story.
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    Yeah, well that's what [ ... ] means
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    There is more to the WaPo story, but not the court case...no?
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