We’re talking a lot this weekend about issues arising from the Baltimore riots. Here’s another one. Let’s say you’re driving down the road when you’re confronted with a scene of violence – a crime in progress, a riot, urban unrest, whatever. You feel threatened, and are forced (as you see it) to defend yourself using a firearm or any other weapon that comes to hand – even your vehicle.
What if you have bumper stickers or other material on your vehicle that suggests you may be a violent person who doesn’t care much for the lives of others?
We’ve all seen this sort of thing. (Click each image to go to its source page.)
A prosecutor – particularly one under pressure to make the ‘right’ decision – might have a field day using these stickers in evidence against the driver. A Texas legal defense plan makes the point very well in this video clip.
Food for thought in these politically correct times.