Oregon Supreme Court redefines self-defense
The law does not require a person to avoid or escape a fight with someone else before using deadly force in self-defense, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday in reversing an Oregon murder conviction.
"The Legislature did not intend to require a person to retreat before using deadly force to defend against the imminent use of deadly physical force by another," the unanimous decision said.
Now we just have to make sure our legislature doesn't try to create a "run and hide like a little girl" law in light of this good ruling.
NOTE: Will be protesting tommorrow, watch for pictures/video when I get home.