It’s Like A Sidewalk, I Suppose…

Joe dogs, Park emails about a recent court decision:

The hallway outside your apartment is not part of your home, even if it’s a secure building.
If you are attacked in that hallway, you are not allowed to defend yourself, you must retreat into your own apartment.
The court probably got the law right based on current statutes. Which explains why we need Stand Your Ground legislation more than ever.
Joe Doakes

that’s the big catch about winning cases in court – you have to start from a basis of good law.

And Minnesota has a long way to go.

1 thought on “It’s Like A Sidewalk, I Suppose…

  1. In some, if not all, jurisdictions, the same holds true for the parking lots, yard around the building, and other common areas of a multi-residential building; apartment complex, condominiums, townhouses, etc.

    This also applies to the enforcement of other laws and regulations that exempt a person from prosecution if committed on the person’s private property; animal control, warrant arrests, intoxication, etc.

    Your apartment/ condo’s hallway, yard, and parking lot are the same as Wal-Mart’s. Consequently, I guess it’s logical that other regulations would follow suit. Unfortunately …

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