Uh, I said
For self defense to be available as a legal excuse for a normal citizen,
If it wasn't a cop - he'd be arrested for assault and battery.
And i was actually responding to (though I didn't quote it) juls saying:
A regular citizen would not have been arrested for the roundhouse punch since the girl repeatedly put her hands on him first.
Which is just not true
as I demonstrated.
Sure, cops get away with using violence when ordinary people can't. I never disputed that - as you can see by my premising my statemetns "if it wasn't a cop" and "normal citizens" in my two early posts.
What is wrong and I was pointing out, is the cop-appologist claim that what he did would be legally permissible if he weren't a cop. Thats the line I was replying to.
So I don't know why Juls is smug about it now?