Friday, January 15, 2010

Fair Trial

In your opinion, why shouldn't the man who killed, George Tiller, Scott Roeder be allowed to use the immenent threat defense?


  1. The minute that kind of defense is allowed then anyone with an opinion that another person is doing harm can legally kill. The result is anarchy, law and order gone.

  2. Hmm. I understand what' you're saying, Hawk. And it all makes sense.

    We all know he did it to stop Tiller. Agree with it or not, that's why he did it, and by not allowing this as his defense would lessen his cahnces for a fair trial.

    I say, let him use it. He'll still be convicted of first-degree murder. I mean he can use whatever excuse he wants. I don't think he's going to find a jury anywhere that's going to buy it...

  3. The thought of animal rights activists using this approach - which they have come very close to advocating for medical researchers and people who wear fur- makes my blood run cold. There is no end to "justifiable" killing once we go down that path.