Originally Posted by CuppaJoe
the closest I got was knowing where the office bullet-proof vest--
What kind of office has an "office bulletproof vest"; other than the US Post Office? Smart choice on your part. Those things are only good for what they cover. That's why they train us to "double-tap"; one to the chest, one to the head.
Originally Posted by Nords
I'm not sure that I understand the difference. Were the first two not intended by their executors (so to speak) to succeed,
, it's like this. The first attempt to kill me was by dropping a fire extinguisher on my head from the third floor. He missed and hit the stair rail next to me. I still could have been injured if I hadn't somehow gotten my hands up to deflect it on the bounce.
The second attempt was a guy coming at me with a knife taped into his closed fist. That resulted in the first law suit, for excessive force. In protecting myself and attempting to disarm him I broke his wrist, his arm, and several of his ribs before I got control of him and the weapon. The judge's closing statement was that I had not inflicted sufficient injury to warrant the charges.
The first assault was when a Mariel Cuban inundated me with a container full of urine, feces, and assorted other bodily fluids.
The second assault was when a con turned on me during a pat search and attempted to beat me down after I discovered his drugs and hype kit in his sock. This resulted in the second lawsuit because in my defense I used tactics taught to me by the USMC rather than the sissy tactics taught by the BOP. Same judge ruled that in a defensive situation a person could reasonably be expected to use tactics he was most familiar (trained nearly daily for three years) with rather than tactics that were refreshed for four hours once a year.
The third assault was another Mariel Cuban I caught attempting to go back through the chow line for seconds. When I told him to leave he spit in my face. While I tried to dodge that he began striking my in the face with his closed fists. I did not get sued over my response to that.