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Response to EX500rider (Reply #5)

Sun Feb 1, 2015, 11:07 AM

37. The didn't have to

It is implicit in American legal practice. There is a very high bar for prosecuting police who kill during their policing duties, including demonstrations.

Here is a bit from the Kent State killings:

Eight of the guardsmen were indicted by a grand jury. The guardsmen claimed to have fired in self-defense, a claim that was generally accepted by the criminal justice system. In 1974 U.S. District Judge Frank Battisti dismissed charges against all eight on the basis that the prosecution's case was too weak to warrant a trial.[8]

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