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1 Sionainn  Wed, Nov 28, 2012 4:11:13pm

You need to have a variety of avatars for your posts. This one needs a frowny face.

2 researchok  Wed, Nov 28, 2012 4:21:31pm

Stand you ground laws have sure taken away a lot of the creativity in criminal defense.
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3 watching you tiny alien kittens are  Wed, Nov 28, 2012 4:55:06pm

Heh...

[Link: www.yelp.com...]

4 Flavia  Wed, Nov 28, 2012 5:58:30pm

Sadly, the only way these laws are going to go away is if WHITE kids start getting killed by them. Marissa Alexander doesn't seem to have been able to save herself with these laws - but, then again, she's black, too, as well as a woman. And she didn't even kill her abusive husband.

[Link: www.cbsnews.com...]

(Moi? Bitter? No! Perish the thought!)

5 Dark_Falcon  Wed, Nov 28, 2012 7:09:32pm

re: #4 Flavia

Sadly, the only way these laws are going to go away is if WHITE kids start getting killed by them. Marissa Alexander doesn't seem to have been able to save herself with these laws - but, then again, she's black, too, as well as a woman. And she didn't even kill her abusive husband.

[Link: www.cbsnews.com...]

(Moi? Bitter? No! Perish the thought!)

We went over that case a good bit when her sentence was handed down. The judge disallowed an SYG defense, because he ruled that she had lost the right to claim self defense when she reentered her house, on the normal self-defense rule that once you have exited a 'zone of danger' you must not reenter it.

6 John Q  Thu, Nov 29, 2012 2:34:03am

[Gotta love someone who provokes a confrontation, commits murder and then claiming protection under “stand your ground”.]

After fleeing the scene where he "stood his ground."

7 HappyWarrior  Thu, Nov 29, 2012 10:33:18am

This stupid fucking Stand Your Ground law is leading to a lot of unnecessary deaths and giving a lot of stupid idiots rationale for killing other people.


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