Deadly force protecting military bases and nuclear weapons I can understand.srothstein wrote: ↑Tue Feb 02, 2021 10:41 amThere are long standing rules of engagement on the use of deadly force to protect areas or property deemed vital to national security. When i was guarding missiles in Germany, our rules included stopping people ten feet before they got to our fence-line and shooting anyone who touched or tried to breech the fence.Paladin wrote: ↑Tue Feb 02, 2021 10:34 amI'm genuinely curious to know their legal theory behind that. Must be one of those Clinton exceptions to all the rules?philip964 wrote: ↑Tue Feb 02, 2021 10:02 am https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/c ... stigators/
Capitol officer who murdered unarmed Ashley Babbitt should not be charged say investigators.
In the videos I saw, Babbitt was attempting to climb in to the restricted area through the broken window. It would not surprise me to find that the offices of the Speaker, and several other offices in the Capitol contain classified material that has been deemed vital to national security, justifying the shooting. You and I may not agree on how vital the material or area is, but I would be willing to bet that it was deemed that before the shooting occurred.
I do agree that the standard rules for law enforcement would not apply to someone attempting entry to an area so deemed.
Nobody got shot in 2018:
Capitol Hill police said 128 people were arrested for "unlawfully demonstrating" outside of senators' offices and in the main rotunda of the Russell Senate Building.
Nor was the 2018 protest falsely labeled an "insurrection"