Police Use Of Deadly Force AB 931

Following a controversial shooting in Sacramento, California, legislation has been introduced to change the legal standard for law enforcement in California from using “objectively reasonable force” to “necessary force.”  Under this new standard, police officers would be legally allowed to use deadly force only if “there were no other reasonable alternatives to prevent serious injury or death,” according to a spokesperson for the ACLU. (see FSN #363).  Also, it should be noted that the push for this type of legislative change is not limited to California. Also, I raise the concern as to future potential application of these proposals to the general citizenry. Is the fundamental right of self defense itself at risk? [read more here]