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Thekatzmoue On April 27, 2012




San Diego, California
#1New Post! Mar 28, 2012 @ 03:14:36
Well, too bad for old George Zimmerman, the kid had -no bag of loot-.
Well, maybe a bag of Skittles.
The 911 dispatch advised "Break off and desist"....
Moral of this story: If you're in any argument with anyone in a "shoot for 'self defense'" state hope and pray their not packing! They might "defend themselves". And yo dead, bro.

Looks like this law needs to be revisited?
chisa96 On December 29, 2014
Supreme Goddess





Out in Nature, Wisconsin
#2New Post! Mar 28, 2012 @ 03:19:29
I don't normally require links, but I have no idea what you're talking about or where you're coming from.

So... link?
DorkySupergirl On November 02, 2017




, Canada
#3New Post! Mar 28, 2012 @ 03:21:10
Why?

The law does not allow you to take off and confront people. It does not allow you to start an altercation, get the worst of it and allow you to legally kill someone with your gun as a result.

The law allows you to shoot me and possibly kill me if I am attacking you, if I started it.

If this man started the altercation legal experts are saying he can not use this law.
DorkySupergirl On November 02, 2017




, Canada
#4New Post! Mar 28, 2012 @ 03:22:53
@chisa96 Said

I don't normally require links, but I have no idea what you're talking about or where you're coming from.

So... link?


Florida Stand Your Ground Law.

It eliminates the need for you to have to retreat if you are being attacked outside instead allowing you to use deadly force if you are being attacked or threatened with physical harm.

You can not use the law to start a fight, get the worst of it and shoot someone dead which is what I am getting from this thread.
Thekatzmoue On April 27, 2012




San Diego, California
#5New Post! Mar 28, 2012 @ 03:25:18
Thanks SuperGirl that's what I hear from the cable news................sorry no threads
chisa96 On December 29, 2014
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Out in Nature, Wisconsin
#6New Post! Mar 28, 2012 @ 03:25:28
@DorkySupergirl Said

Florida Stand Your Ground Law.

It eliminates the need for you to have to retreat if you are being attacked outside instead allowing you to use deadly force if you are being attacked or threatened with physical harm.

You can not use the law to start a fight, get the worst of it and shoot someone dead which is what I am getting from this thread.



I wanted to read more about the specific instance, but I am getting the same impression.

The kid stole from the guy and the guy chased him down and shot him?
Thekatzmoue On April 27, 2012




San Diego, California
#7New Post! Mar 28, 2012 @ 03:26:29
The kid did not steal anything..................
Got his life stolen
chisa96 On December 29, 2014
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Out in Nature, Wisconsin
#8New Post! Mar 28, 2012 @ 03:27:50
@Thekatzmoue Said

The kid did not steal anything..................
Got his life stolen



Well, whatever. Even if he did, it has nothing to do with self defense anyway.

Assuming there's not more to it, or the facts haven't been twisted.
xLETHAL_VIXENx On January 22, 2015
Logical Alien





Your pants, United States (gen
#9New Post! Mar 28, 2012 @ 03:28:03
I enjoy threatening people with my shotgun if they step on my lawn, good law is good.
DorkySupergirl On November 02, 2017




, Canada
#10New Post! Mar 28, 2012 @ 03:29:17
@chisa96 Said

I wanted to read more about the specific instance, but I am getting the same impression.

The kid stole from the guy and the guy chased him down and shot him?


No, its about the Trayvon Martin case. He was black, 17 and in a gated community. He left the home and walked to the store to buy skittles and iced tea. He was confronted by a man named George Zimmerman. Zimmerman shot and killed the kid and is now using that law as self defense.

Its being argued that it was racially motivated and not self defense. An arrest has not been made.
alk1975 On August 11, 2016




Jackson, Missouri
#11New Post! Mar 28, 2012 @ 03:29:31
The point though is that this guy seems to be getting off scott free for shooting a kid with a bag of skittles that he thought was a gun.

https://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2017852036_trayvonfacts28.html
Quote:
Zimmerman has not been arrested because he told police he acted in self-defense, and then-Chief Lee said police did not have probable cause. Florida Statute 776.032 expressly prohibits police from arresting someone who had a reasonable fear of imminent death or great bodily harm. Police may investigate, the statute says, "but the agency may not arrest the person" without probable cause.
chisa96 On December 29, 2014
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Out in Nature, Wisconsin
#12New Post! Mar 28, 2012 @ 03:29:52
@xLETHAL_VIXENx Said

I enjoy threatening people with my shotgun if they step on my lawn, good law is good.



Well, s***. I was just worried about the crazy lady watching out her window with the camera. Now she's fricken packing. That's truly terrifying.
CXI On February 05, 2013




, Australia
#13New Post! Mar 28, 2012 @ 03:30:08
@xLETHAL_VIXENx Said

I enjoy threatening people with my shotgun if they step on my lawn, good law is good.



I've only dreamed about doing just that *sigh*
alk1975 On August 11, 2016




Jackson, Missouri
#14New Post! Mar 28, 2012 @ 03:30:31
sorry, posts are moving fast. Several were made since I started mine.
DorkySupergirl On November 02, 2017




, Canada
#15New Post! Mar 28, 2012 @ 03:30:48
@chisa96 Said

I don't normally require links, but I have no idea what you're talking about or where you're coming from.

So... link?



Google "Zimmerman" or "Tryvon Martin" and tons will come up. I would get links but the facts keep updating and so much out there, I think its best to read a lot of sources.

There are a few threads about it on here as well. I think one is in racism and the rest are in news and current events.
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