In theory, it’s your right to stand your ground;
In practice, now, five officers are down.
(story, after the jump:)
Last year, a NH state legislator, in a discussion on the use of deadly force in personal confrontations, argued that one’s right to self-defense includes defense against attacks by police officers:
When a police officer points his firearm that’s not gonna make me feel threatened? If I’ve been trained to respond to that with force am I justified in blowing a cop away because I’m quicker on the draw, and he already pointed his firearm at me? Police are just citizens with badges and all laws should apply equally.
I wonder if he’ll be reminded of that comment when re-election time comes, now that one officer is dead, four others wounded, and an ongoing armed standoff is on every news source available to him.
One officer was dead after a local police chief and four other cops were shot Thursday night when they attempted to serve a search warrant at a home in Greenland, N.H., roughly 60 miles north of Boston.
Greenland Police Chief Michael Maloney, one week away from his retirement, was among the officers shot, local police told the Portsmouth Herald.
Damn. Latest update is that it is indeed Chief Maloney who has died.