[LMB] OT: Fighting Words

WalterStuartBushell proto at panix.com
Tue Nov 17 16:21:49 GMT 2020



> On Nov 17, 2020, at 10:09 AM, WILLIAM A WENRICH <wawenri at msn.com> wrote:
> 
> There used to be a legal concept, I don’t think it applies anymore, that certain words or phrases were justification for a physical attack. Certain groups are still claiming that as a right.
> OB: Dueling is outlawed, but can calling someone a mutie on Barrayarr still justify killing? Would the judge let the attacker go because of the intolerable insult?
> 
> Christian, husband, father, granddaddy, son, American. Here I stand. I can do no other. God help me.
> William A Wenrich

I’ve been told that in Texas, “He needed killing.” is an affirmative defense in murder cases.

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