Self-defense Is Legal in Washington State

JusticeWhy do I get the feeling that the District Attorney is disappointed? But to be fair, it only took him two days to make that determination. Prosecutor declines to file charges against grandmother accused of shooting granddaughter.

“After a full and fair consideration of all the facts and analysis of their relationship, as well as the familial history, it is my belief that the state of Washington would not be able to prove beyond a reasonable doubt the absence of self-defense undertaken by Wanda Roberts,” Brusic wrote in a letter to the Yakima police Wednesday.

Family members and acquaintances can be threats. The grandmother had tried to get a restraining order against the granddaughter at one point. (It doesn’t say why that didn’t happen.)

Self-defense is a human-right.