Does your state have a good Samaritan law?

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    In my state of Tennessee, we have the following rights, when it comes to the use of deadly force: Tennessee Code Annoated 39-11-611(a) provides:

    (a) A person is justified in threatening or using force against another person when and to the degree the person reasonably believes the force is immediately necessary to protect against the other's use or attempted use of unlawful force. The person must have a reasonable belief that there is imminent danger of death or serious bodily injury. The danger creating the belief of imminent death or serious bodily injury must be real, or honestly believed to be real at the time, and must be founded upon reasonable grounds. There is no duty to retreat before a person threatens or uses force.

    As a result of the 1999 Good Samaritan Law, we now also have the following statute to consider:


    TCA 29-34-201 Injuries suffered in committing or attempting to commit felony on property of another -- Recovery barred -- Scope of immunity for one injuring a perpetrator of a criminal offense.

    (a) Any person who is injured while committing a felony or attempting to commit a felony on the real property of another is barred from recovery of actual or punitive damages resulting from injuries, either accidentally or intentionally inflicted by the owner, lawful occupier or tenant of such property, which the person receives while committing or attempting to commit a felony.

    (b)(1) A person who accidentally or intentionally causes property damage to or inflicts injury or death upon the perpetrator of a criminal offense is absolutely immune from civil liability for or the payment of monetary damages from such person's actions if at the time such damage, injury or death occurred:

    (A) The person was preventing or attempting to prevent the perpetrator from committing the offense or was apprehending the perpetrator of the offense; and

    (B) The perpetrator was committing one (1) or more of the offenses specified in subdivisions (c)(1)-(9) or was attempting to commit one (1) or more of the offenses specified in subdivision (c)(10).

    (2) The immunity conferred by this subsection shall only apply to property damage caused to or injury or death inflicted upon a perpetrator of an enumerated offense and only under the conditions set out in this subsection. Such immunity shall not be construed to extend to property damage caused to or injury or death inflicted upon a bystander or other person who is not the perpetrator of an enumerated offense.

    (c) The offenses for which such immunity applies are:

    (1) Any criminal homicide;

    (2) Aggravated rape;

    (3) Kidnapping;

    (4) Aggravated kidnapping;

    (5) Especially aggravated kidnapping;

    (6) Especially aggravated burglary;

    (7) Aggravated robbery;

    (8) Especially aggravated robbery;

    (9) Carjacking; and

    (10) Attempt to commit first or second degree murder.
     
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    I dont care.

    If you're in my place of residence, and I dont know you, legalties are out the window.

    This is probably the best line in your states law: There is no duty to retreat before a person threatens or uses force

    Read "Dont fuck around"
     
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    I don't think we have something like this in Costa Rica, but it could certainly help. = \
     
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    Hmm... Around here, the Good Samaritan Law is applicable to attempts to saving another's life due to medical emergency. I would never have imagined it had anything to do with the OP.
     
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    Ah yeah.

    The Good Samaritan laws have nothing whatever to do with how one treats criminals engaged in criminal acts.

    SOMEBODY needs to reread their Bible so they understand what a good Samaritan is, I think.
     
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    I want to know why the Council of Nicaea deleted the well known biblical story of the Soundly Sodomite Samaritan?

    Fudge not, least ye be fudged.

    The anceint Greeks would have celebrated this anceint wisdom.
     
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    The council of Nicaea was packed with fudgepackers.

    That's why they create a religion which basically hates women.
     
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    Don't know why censorship by specific groups would be so surprising. After all, most choose to cherry-pick the information that will support their beliefs anyway, when censorship isn't being used to hide the truth from you, at any rate.
     

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