SUV drives into spectators at parade in Wisconsin

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Wow, that is awful.

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Wow???

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Does anyone know if legally you could shoot back in a situation like that?

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Not a lawyer so take my advice for what it is worth. I would think that in most States you would have the right to defend yourself and others from the clear and imminent threat of death or severe bodily harm presented by this driver. Perhaps not in a State with a duty to retreat??

The bigger issue is that firing on this homicidal individual in this dynamic situation with so many other innocent people around would make for a significantly increased chance of hitting an innocent bystander either with a miss or a deflected bullet off of the windshield. So you would have to decide if the legal/moral implications of that happening are worth taking the chance to stop them from killing more innocent people. Plus you then risk being mistaken for one of the attackers by other responders. Not an easy choice.

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The Officer who did fire waited until the vehicle cleared the parade route and fired at the fleeing SUV. A person of interest in custody.

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11 Adults and 12 children, no report on the number of deaths.

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I’m not a cop. I don’t play one on tv.
With my CCW permit, I would try to be careful and allow for the possibility that in cases like this, there could be a medical emergency.

The chasing cop quickly determined that there was malicious intent which made the timely arrest possible.
I’d buy him a beer :beer:

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I saw it’s 5 deaths as of this morning. To @Jovan , yes you could fire if you were in danger. But, you are responsible for every round that leaves your gun. Firing at a moving vehicle, could result in a miss and/or ricochet, and hit some innocent bystanders in the crowd. If a speeding vehicle is heading towards me, I’m more likely to evade, than try to shoot the driver. Shooting the tires or radiator in this situation wouldn’t save you, if your in the path, so those would just be wasted bullets, and time you could be diving out of the way.

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I love this explanation. Exactly what I was looking for!

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@Alces_Americanus

Sad. He was about to turn his life around :roll_eyes: /s

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Aren’t they always?

Latest I’ve heard is he was fleeing from a knife fight, so it’s alright then.

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Latest I’ve read, is about membership in some radical sect, which makes this a potential Jihad act. This is from a FL firebrand politician though, so I am waiting for indepenent conversation before I believe it

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Let me guess, “he was a good boy”! So he fled one felony to commit 45 others. Worst possible place, worst possible time.
I’m no genius and surely have no reason to escape, but I surely would have chosen the path of least resistance!
That’s like asking the bank teller after she fills your bag full of dye packed cash, “where’s the bathroom”?
The IQ of stupid people has sunk to the level of this administrations approval rating.

That is why this generation will never have heists (true or fictionalized) like “GoodFellas”, “Den of Thieves” or “Baby Driver”. They just don’t have the intelligence anymore! They can’t think nor can they solve complex issues!
He might have been a “good boy” but he was and is as dumb as a box of FruitLoops!
Prayers to all the families involved and anyone who had to witness it!

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I read somewhere that someone’s spreading false information about the perp to misdirect and mislead.
Well, I say that’s par for the course for corrupt mainstream media.

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The smart thieves do things electronically these days. First I’d heard of the computer stuff was when “Sting”, the singer in the Police, was missing $9mil from his bank account one day. That was about 20+ years ago.

Gotta call it domestic terrorism

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A very long, involved and informative article on this Mass Murder and Terrorist Attack. :angry:

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Waukesha tragedy caused by a SUV

I guess we’ll be referring to “SUV violence” now. How about SUV safety organizations? And don’t forget common sense SUV laws.

:roll_eyes:

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