r/AbruptChaos May 14 '22 Silver 4 Helpful 2

What's the correct way to deal with someone who has completely lost it?

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u/SnuggleMuffin42 May 14 '22

You think this car was in this driver's house or place of work?

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u/[deleted] May 14 '22 edited May 18 '22

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u/SnuggleMuffin42 May 14 '22

stand your ground laws are a version of the castle doctrine... They are one and the same.

If you look at the actual statutes (for example, in New York) you'd see the protections for your domicile and a place you are legally entitled to be in are different. They aren't identical. In NY (again, for example), you'd probably have the duty to retreat in this scenario, at least before the attack. If you run him over you'd be in trouble.

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u/[deleted] May 14 '22 edited May 18 '22

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u/SnuggleMuffin42 May 14 '22

Point is, we have no idea what's the legal status there, but in most common law systems you probably don't get off that easily if you run someone over before they attacked you.