The following is opinion: based on my training and experiences both in tactical and law. I don’t presume to know “the right” answer, and offer these opinions as a single perspective.
Though I am a USCCA instructor, I am not a spokesperson for them. #HappyDisclaimer
These are great scenarios to talk about.
I would like to hear if people agree with their assessment.
This is a contrived scenario to create discussion and thought, so I get it can’t be a total review of everything possible that may happen. That said, I think there are a few holes in their analysis.
If your car is pinned in, my legal and tactical training tells me to get out of the car. However, getting out to get a better video is not a great idea — it’s a terrible idea.
In the beginning, the woman rolls up her window. Excellent tactic. That should not be overlooked. She is in a tactically tough spot.
The husband (boyfriend, brother etc) getting out is both a superior move tactically and legally. Staying on his side of the car is a must. Don’t approach. This gives the woman and escape route since her door is blocked and provides better legal grounds for the couple.
There’s a bunch to say about this and much is how we interpret the videos as presented. I’m always looks for a solution to deescalate without weapons.
Castle doctrine is a tough subject for me. I believe in it’s legal essence but I think it is always misunderstood from a tactical stand point. It terrible tactics. (I can write more on this later if you want.)
I like this Lawyer Tom guy.