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. 1 Hawkins, Pleas of
72: “[I]t seems that a private Person, and a
an Officer of Justice, who happens unavoidably to kill another in
en-deavouring to defend himself from, or suppress dangerous Rioters, may justify the
inasmuch as he only does his Duty in Aid of the publick Justice.”
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