Does Sensei Mattson or Sensei Van Canna's legal analysis trouble anyone?
If you as the shooter said or looked like you meant anything which remotely could be misconstrued, then, AHA! Gotch ya! We'll suuuuue you. (Of course if you have anything worth suing for.) Or if this gets enough media exposure and I as the prosecutor can get some PC (politically correct) hay then I'll criminally go after you.
Realistically this is not someone spitting on the sidewalk and the situation demands analysis. This is not the Wild West, some neighborhoods maybe?
Two quick suggestions:
1. Don't own anything, control it! Any Asset Protection attorney can help you with this. Don't become a target with exposed assets. Van seems to advocate insurance. I like trusts, limited partnerships and LLC's.
2. The MCLE (Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education) hosts a Basic Practice Seminar in January/February. As a civilian (non bar member or non attorney) you will not F***** believe this. The cost is about $300 for 3 days. If you can't afford this, you don't need it.
It consists of 3 days of intense pracical law for law school graduates who have passed the bar (bar exam - intense 2 day state exam to qualify attorneys to be able to practice law). Incidentally it is against the law to pracice Law without a license. You can still, maybe not, represent yourself, if you are foolish enough to want to.
The course is broken down to the approximate 12 areas of Law and taught by the top attorney in that field with accompanying books and notes. You are able to ask questions, call them later for follow up and rub shoulders with 300 new and updating hot attorneys. I go every other year and try to stay abreast of legal mine fields, meet those top attorneys and often am able to get them to speak at my monthly Real Estate meetings. If you think these criminal situations are legal nightmares, get some Real Estate.
In Real Estate we have a saying "If you don't get the education up front, someone else is going to take you to school and it will be much more expensive!"
I think every man woman and child in America today should either take that MCLE (I think every state has a legal continuing education center) Basic Practice Course or become a paralegal. It's like learning to breathe in Sanchin.
Back to the situation. Most Lawyers I know will tell you "It's knowing what not to say that's important!"
Holy waukee, Andy! Did I write all that? A little too long, that otta kill the thread. Obviously that was one of my hot buttons.http://www.massrealestate.net