successfully breaking free once under the control of a captor. Being sighted in the act of a crime and turning to run is called "fleeing the scene". What a person should do who witnesses such a crime would depend on the type and circumstances of that crime...or so I'd think. Just how important is it that the person not be allowed to get away. The actions would be different with someone stealing property than they would be with someone who'd just committed violence. I'd be more prone to letting a person run who'd just stolen a pack of cigarettes than someone who'd just shot me or another person and tried to flee.
If someone is running away with your property he stole still in his hands, is that what's called "escaping" now?
I'd sure like to have him define what he actually means by "escape". A citizen needs to be able to adequately defend not just himself, but his property also. A fleeing thief should be a valid target after a warning to stop and drop.
"Task force vice chairman R.B. Holmes, pastor of the Bethel Missionary
Baptist Church in Tallahassee, has noted that Florida's "stand your
ground" law "is associated with an increased death toll that falls
disproportionately on minority groups" and that "shooting a person in
the back, as he is trying to escape, is, by definition, not