3/13/2012 2:24pm, #61
That's why it will be interesting. You have the backdrop of burglaries and various unknowns in the area. A kid is seen cutting into backyards in a gated community. There is a chase and a fight or a fight and a chase. 911 calls telling him to back off.
I will be curious to see how disappointed everyone will be when he does less time than Mike Vick.
I hope I am wrong, but the spin machine will be ugly.
3/13/2012 2:26pm, #62
And remember justified deadly force TO YOU does not equate to justified in the eyes of the law, most especially when it comes to using weapons for self defense, which I think is the crucial thing here:
We're not talking about a fist brawl where one guy died. We're talking about a likely brawl where the white guy won by popping some caps in the black kid armed with candy.
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3/13/2012 2:28pm, #63
3/13/2012 2:31pm, #64
3/13/2012 2:32pm, #65
Shooting people is now legal defense for losing a fistfight?
"Your honor, he was kicking my ass...I had to do something. So I blew his brains out. Self Defense.".
Mr 9mm. is not LEF. He's a local armed douchebag who, according to the news, scares his neighbors a bit and shot a kid with no apparent criminal record (right) and no contraband (right?) and no weapon (right?) with a reason to be in the neighborhood (right?).
Oh wait, it's fucking Florida. 9mm will get a plaque from the local Rotary.
3/13/2012 2:34pm, #66
3/13/2012 2:35pm, #67
If your train of thought is followed, escalation is never legal. Yes, you do generally have the right, as a "non LEF" to use a weapon if attacked with bare hands, credibly (IE not by a small child or old lady with a purse)
Keep in mind, we're discussing precisely the justification of escalation once hypothetically pinned to the ground - not the fistfight in this incident as fruit from the branch of the initial incident in the op
3/13/2012 2:38pm, #68
In other words, quit fucking moving the goal posts.
3/13/2012 2:49pm, #69
You guys crack me up.
How's this for bad logic.
1 - This kid, armed with Skittles.
2 - was kicking the **** out of this grown man with a criminal record of resisting arrest armed with a 9mm
3 - Resulting in the justified death of the teenager???
Quoth the sage: "Yeah, and monkeys might fly out of my butt."
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3/13/2012 2:55pm, #70
Try using current pictures. Also, explain the 1-week suspension which resulted in the kid being taken out of town by his father to try and straighten him out.