Haven't heard that one in a while. Gotcha! 1985
Police refer to it as the "Assassination Game." They said it typically involves high school seniors and takes place in public, with them trying to attack someone with fake weapons.
Police say that despite it being played across the country, there is nothing funny about this game and that it could have deadly consequences.
"There are a number of people in the public today who carry firearms, and beyond that you could provoke a response from somebody," Roon said.
I was thinking the same thing.Haven't heard that one in a while. Gotcha! 1985
My favorite quote from that movie, "I like .... weirgins.." said with that sultry Slavic accent by Linda Linda Fiorentino.Haven't heard that one in a while. Gotcha! 1985
Back in the 80's you were attacking other people playing the game. I recall playing it at UGa back in the day. This is completely different and is apparently random attacks on people that have no idea what is going on. Very different, and MUCH more dangerous.Haven't heard that one in a while. Gotcha! 1985
I'm with you on that, the 80's was another time. Back then there were far fewer reasons to suspect anything was amiss and, frankly, far fewer snowflakes and hysterics on campus.Even if the assassins in this 'assassination game" only target each other, and persons consenting to play the role of VIP's to be attacked, there is still a risk that some non-involved bystander will be an armed citizen and will use his or her gun to drop what he or she reasonably believes to be a violent felon.
It's probably even OK for an armed citizen to shoot the "assassin" in the back to prevent his or her successful escape from the scene of what looks like a murder or attempted murder. Call it a "citizen's arrest" and using a reasonable amount of force to stop the armed felon.
Not only do Georgia's deadly force laws use the phrase "reasonable believes" -- which leaves open the possibility of a reasonable BUT MISTAKEN belief about what was happening and what is a necessary response...
... but Georgia also has a specific law about a reasonable mistake of fact, too.
O.C.G.A. 16-3-5. Mistake of fact
A person shall not be found guilty of a crime if the act or omission to act constituting the crime was induced by a misapprehension of fact which, if true, would have justified the act or omission.
Probably more the thrill of the unvarnished reaction of the "civilian" who thinks its real. Incredibly dumb move, but then again that's what college students are best known for......I think the thrill with the fools playing the modern version of this game is the rush they get knowing they could get a real weapon pulled on them, or worse. I suppose a fool and his adrenaline are bound to be parted one way or another.
I had the unfortunate luck of watching that movie not too long ago. What a waste of time. But Fiorentino looked really good! :mrgreen:Haven't heard that one in a while. Gotcha! 1985