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Homeless man was just “defending himself” when he threw liquid at woman taking his picture

Keep in mind the legal definition of self defense when you read the story below:

“Self-defense is a defense to certain criminal charges as well as to some civil claims. Under both Criminal Law and Tort Law, self-defense is commonly asserted in cases of Homicide, Assault and Battery, and other crimes involving the attempted use of violence against an individual. Statutory and case law governing self-defense is generally the same in tort and criminal law.

A person claiming self-defense must prove at trial that the self-defense was justified. Generally a person may use reasonable force when it appears reasonably necessary to prevent an impending injury. A person using force in self-defense should use only so much force as is required to repel the attack. Nondeadly force can be used to repel either a nondeadly attack or a deadly attack. Deadly Force may be used to fend off an attacker who is using deadly force but may not be used to repel an attacker who is not using deadly force.

Up in Monroe, Washington (just north of Seattle), a woman took at picture of a homeless man. According to MyNorthwest.com, while the woman was in her car the man proceeded to throw a “reddish liquid” from a bottle all over her. She had no idea what the liquid was yet said it was “putrid-smelling.”

She rolled up her car window, called 911 and the homeless man came back at her with “a grapefruit-sized rock” above his head. A rock that big can be considered a deadly weapon.

Monroe Police told the assault victim – who was just taking a picture – that the homeless man had the right to defend himself [from her photography].


Read all the details about the story at MyNorthwest.com (including the illegal activities the perp had committed days prior to his attack on this woman).

Sad what has become of progressive-run (and voter-approved) areas of Washington State wherein the homeless criminals have more rights than law-abiding citizens.


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