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A small triumph with local news

Discussion in 'Legal' started by ZeSpectre, Feb 19, 2008.

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  1. ZeSpectre

    ZeSpectre Member

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    Boy I wish I'd saved how this article read when first posted. Anyway I called them on the carpet over it and they went back and re-wrote and re-posted the article and now it reads like this (they changed wording slightly and added the "bold" parts).

    Essentially it initially read...
    I wrote them clarifying the point that the law wasn't to "authorize deadly force" but to protect from civil lawsuits after the fact. They printed the revised version now online.

    http://www.whsv.com/home/headlines/15737317.html
    Still not quite right, but it's an improvement and I'll take what victory I can get!
     
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  2. chris in va

    chris in va Member

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    I'm a little thick. So they were trying to pass a law allowing the use of deadly force in the home. I thought we were already allowed to...?

    I'm confused.
     
  3. tinygnat219

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    We are still allowed to use deadly force in the home. In fact, VA's existing laws on that are pretty good. This would have just made it illegal for someone, or someone's family to sue in civil court.

    This was to protect the homeowner from the burglar who was shot illegallly entering the homeowner's home and then suing the homeowner for medical expenses and pay from "missed work".
     
  4. Coronach

    Coronach Moderator Emeritus

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    So...what is your legal question?
     
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