Semper Fi, Barkn
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Thank's I was looking for that kind of response. Carry responsibly!
How I would react would definitely depend on the circumstances (or how I perceived the circumstances.) I'm not even sure if I would have the courage to intervene if it was needed. But I hope I would.
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1. A good lawyer will play to the layman's knowledge, or lack thereof, of bodily harm.
2. As I have relayed in another thread, when my son was about 8, he become ill and passed out while eating lunch at school. He struck his head on the tile floor when he fell. We didn't find out about this until after school. He was taken to the ED and got a full evaluation, including CT. We were told he was fine. Fine. Then there were a cascade of odd symptoms over the next several months. He passed out and fell again when he injured his hand and saw the blood, striking his head. Both of these were "ground level falls" which we in EMS are taught don't amount to much. Yet the odd symptoms kept coming. Eventually he was diagnosed with "frontal lobe post concussion syndrome" and subsequently "pediatric bipolar type disorder" or something like that. Nobody knows, but it is highly suspect, that one or both MILD head injuries are the root cause of his problems, which while being treated with medications and therapy, will haunt and follow him the rest of his life. "Traumatic Brain Injury" is a hot button issue in EMS and health care right now, and for good reason. High School football teams are implementing TBI standards and IIRC Texas is requiring an MD at every game. If I had my way there would not be football at all, but at least not at the HS level, unless much more was done to prevent TBIs.
As far as I am concerned, ANY trauma to the face, head or neck should be considered "grave bodily harm." We all know of isolated cases of "one punch death." If people ever learn how to behave and stop getting into fights, then they don't have to worry about getting capped for beating someone. Well, that's how I would run my world.
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I don't know what the laws are in the OPs state but as far as protecting another person in KY, you only have to believe that your intervention is necessary so as to prevent, "unlawful physical force" and "imminent death, serious physical injury, kidnapping, sexual intercourse compelled by force or threat", etc. - 503.070 Section 1(a), 2(a).
To my understanding, a DA would have to prove that you didn't "believe" that your interference was necessary to prevent the fore-mentioned criterion from happening. If you could prove that the defendent was having his head beat against a side walk, I'm not really sure how a DA could suggest that this act couldn't cause a "serious physical injury" if he analyzed it from a reasonable man presumption.