First the phrase non-lethal force
is definitely outdated and was poorly utilized.
The current form, less lethal force
. is more correct in that it recognizes that all use of force has deadly potential - even pepper spray.
Non LEOs (in Va.) are not allowed to escalate use of force.Â* We can use equal force but not greater than.Â* Please do not flame me with exceptions or definitions i.e. age disparity et al.
's OP ask a question and inadvertantly provided some insight as to where he was coming from and provided the answer.Â* You be the judge, I'll be the lawyer - pro bono
First - lawyers don't bring charges, prosecutors do.Â* A lawyer might file a suit but that is civil not criminal charges.
Second - Response must always be in proportion to threat.Â* We all need to be right all of the time.Â* Anything you don't understand here?
Third - lawyers/prosecutors have manufactured emotional evidence just a few (sarcasim
) times in the past - deadly hollow point bullets designed to kill, cop killer bullets, black automatic assault pistol with range finding laser, etc., etc., etc.Â*
Fourth - If "someone had
to draw their gun to stop a threat" the case is closed.
"Had" implies no choice, threat stopped, use of force stopped.Â* Next.
Â*Â*Â* Â*Â* Yata hey