LAPD officer killed a man in a Costco store

MSN, Pittsburgh-Post Gazette, Los Angeles Times and The San Diego Union-Tribune quoted Jody Armour of the USC Gould School on the recent shooting of an off-duty Los Angeles police officer at a Costco store in Corona. Off-duty police, like private citizens with firearm permits in California, are legally allowed to discharge their weapon in self-defense…

The Killings Of Black Men Are More Likely To Be Labelled ‘Justifiable’

Good interviewed Jody Armour of the USC Gould School on why the justice system is more likely to consider a self-defense defense justifiable if the threat is presented by a black victim. The key legal test for determining whether a homicide was justifiable is something called the “reasonable person standard,” says Armour — in cases…