Notable & Quotable: MBA members in the media

Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015

Notable & Quotable

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"Stand your ground law" in Massachusetts

Elikann

"I do see how a lot of people could cheer it (assaulting a burglary suspect outside the home). But, outside? In every way it's in violation."

MBA Criminal Justice Section Vice Chair Peter Elikann, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, October 8

Elikann was quoted in the T&G in a story involving a home invasion in Warren, MA. Massachusetts General Law Chapter 278 Section 8A states that residents can defend themselves inside their home only if they feel "great bodily injury or death" may be inflicted upon them. "You have to have a reasonable belief that you are going to be hurt or killed," noted Elikann.