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Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Your Right to Self-Defense
As long as the police officer is acting lawfully, you have a duty to obey. When the officer is acting unlawfully, you do not. When the officer is acting unlawfully, that means he or she is committing a crime. Officers do not have the lawful authority to commit a crime. And you do have the right to defend yourself from a criminal assault. That is, you have no legal duty to submit to an assailant, a rapist, a robber, a kidnapper, or a murderer -- even if the assailant, rapist, kidnapper, robber or murderer is a cop.