IOne incident left a would-be robber dead after a homeowner shot and killed him inside his home.
It’s a recent trend that leaves police torn between public safety concerns and law enforcement objectives.
“If your life is genuinely in danger ... I would expect people to fight for their lives or their family’s lives,” said Dayton police Lt. Patrick Welsh, a former prosecuting attorney. “But we also encourage people to think, ‘What can I do to avoid being placed in that situation in the first place?’ ”
The police can neither pick the place nor time. Duty thrusts them into dangerous situations where they control few of the variables.But look how many police are killed in the line of duty, and they’re well-armed and well-trained. It’s hard to say citizens should make that choice.
Ohio has castle doctrine. There's no duty to retreat within ones home or automobile.Interesting article - a lot of innuendo suggesting that people don't need to use lethal force in response to a criminal that is threatening/attacking them with lethal force.
ex. "At home, do you have a reasonable avenue of retreat?"
I'm very grateful to live in a state that has at least adopted the Castle Doctrine. I just don't understand the intense effort to empower and victimize criminals...