I mean really HATE Self-defense. Street justice or self-defense? In beating home intruder, Baltimore man finds himself before a judge - Baltimore Sun
He found a drunk guy passed out in his apartment. When he finally got the guy to wake up, the drunk attacked him, and a fight broke out.
The DA had him charged with assault.
His trial concluded in a single afternoon. The victim didn’t show. When prosecutors finished their case, which consisted only of the officer’s testimony, the defense attorney urged the judge to throw out the charges. Before the prosecutor could respond, Circuit Judge Jennifer Schiffer cut off arguments.
“I’m going to call counsel back into my chambers,” she said, sternly.
When they returned to the courtroom, Schiffer said she was granting Taylor’s request for a judgment of acquittal and dismissing the case.
“Given the fact that Mr. Brown has encountered a burglar in his house, I am convinced that Mr. Brown was entitled to use deadly force,” she said.
As the defense attorney noted, with all the insanity that is going on in Baltimore, the DA decides to pursue this case. Why, because self-defense CANNOT be allowed to stand. You MUST rely only on The State.
I hope the people of Baltimore tie this case around that DA's neck like a milestone, but I am pretty sure that they won't.
I haven't checked in a few weeks, but on a per-captia basis, Baltimore, St. Louis, and Philadelphia have been fighting it out for the title of Most Dangerous City in America.
Self-defense is a human-right, but if the prosecutor in Baltimore has his way, it is not your legal right.