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I own a house. Name's on the deed and everything. In my house, I have a "reasonable expectation of privacy". But nobody who visits my house does, even if I'm not there. And in any case, you vacate your "reasonable expectation of privacy" the moment you tell anyone else about your secret.
The legal definition of murder in most US states requires the intent to kill.
Uh, no, they don't. It does require an intent to harm, but if I pull out a gun and shoot you in the leg, intending to cripple but not kill you, and you die anyway, I will correctly be charged with murder. And in this case, the perp is quite likely guilty of felony murder.
Can you give an example of swat being used to apprehend a non-violent person?
Sure. Sal Culosi. He's a long way from the only one, it's epidemic. Read pretty much anything by Radley Balko to learn more.
Pre-internet, that sort of thing happened all the time.
I think this is probably the hardest thing for post-internet people to understand. If you saw or heard someone make a reference to a literary work and didn't recognize it yourself (but could still tell it was referencing something), you had to track down someone who knew where to look. Reference desks at libraries basically existed to fulfill this function.
Should you crack a person's rib during CPR you were probably doing it wrong
No, you're probably doing it right. Most people don't push hard enough.