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He killed someone in a parking space dispute. But police say he just stood his ground.

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That grown man tried to pick a fight with a woman in front of her small children, so her boyfriend came over and clobbered him.  I see nothing at all wrong with that.  It was something that needed to happen to that particular guy.  Likely he even wanted it to happen.

 

The mostly intended consequence of "Stand Your Ground" is that once a physical altercation gets underway, it must proceed until one of the participants is dead.  Police like that, there's less paperwork.

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On 8/4/2018 at 10:45 AM, Pam said:

I don't see it, and we're super-sensitive to that kind of thing, and we can see edit history.  So which post are you referring to?

McGill's comment essentially INVITES people to justify the 2A position...and THAT devolves to politics.  The reality is that Americans have a RIGHT to protect themselves.  The incident in question occurred in a jurisdiction that ensures this RIGHT is protected and a poster wants to quibble about the exercise of a RIGHT.  

 

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1 hour ago, Konrad2012 said:

And a defense attorney says after the violent shove and contact with the ground, the defendant was dazed, seeing double and in fear of getting his head stomped. 

Competent counsel will ALSO be looking to point the jury towards the move of the hands towards the waistband of the now-deceased.  Thus there is STILL an implied threat which warranted neutralization that was consistent with the law in that jurisdiction.  

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The forthcoming acquittal will be further egg on the face of Floriduh's prosecutors that insist on taking cases to a jury that have no business being in court except to pander to a particular demographic. 

 

 

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4 hours ago, centex said:

The forthcoming acquittal will be further egg on the face of Floriduh's prosecutors that insist on taking cases to a jury that have no business being in court except to pander to a particular demographic.

All the DA needs to do is let this trial stay pending until November.

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