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Florida woman sentenced to 20 years in controversial warning shot case

Discussion in 'Political Issues' started by Flintlocker, May 13, 2012.


  1. Flintlocker

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    http://www.cnn.com/2012/05/11/justice/florida-stand-ground-sentencing/index.html

    Saying he had no discretion under state law, a judge sentenced a Jacksonville, Florida, woman to 20 years in prison Friday for firing a warning shot in an effort to scare off her abusive husband.

    Marissa Alexander unsuccessfully tried to use Florida's controversial "stand your ground" law to derail the prosecution, but a jury in March convicted her of aggravated assault after just 12 minutes of deliberation.
     

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  2. The Machinist

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    I hope the prosecutor and jurors all burn in Hell. There's no justice system in this country. Only a legal system.
     

  3. Brucev

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    Overcharged. Agree. Also good example of why mandatory sentencing is a very stupid idea. All the emotional excuses not withstanding, it is a simply an outrage to call such anything but a stupid idea foisted on the public by legislators playing for votes on the assumption that the only people impacted with be those who are not voting for them. Hope she gets parole ASAP. And... hope the involved who are elected officials will get put out to pasture. In the end though, this is "justice." For "justice" is not about right or wrong or anything else involving right, truth or the American way. "Justice" is about the "law." And the "law" is written by those who are bought and paid for by the companies and people who put the money into the campaigns of the legislators and governors. It's that simple.
     
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    "Corey said the case deserved to be prosecuted because Alexander fired in the direction of a room where two children were standing."

    While I agree 20 yrs is too long. There is more to the case then just a warning shot.

    - Was going to drive away - forgot keys - leaving children with ex

    - Ran back into the house with the gun
     
  5. JBnTX

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    I agree!....:agree:
     
  6. DonGlock26

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    Time out. Who made the law?


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  7. The Machinist

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    TheeBadOne, is that you? :upeyes:
     
  8. DonGlock26

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    Nope.

    Can you answer?

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  9. barbedwiresmile

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    A profound statement.

    This is why bureaucracies always, ultimately, collapse. As they grow and evolve and the volumes of code expand and expand, they trap themselves I to following their rules to the letter, absent any human thought or flexibility. This is why you have TSA clerks chasing small, crying children through airports and the bureaucracy later issuing a statement saying 'proper procedures were folllowed'...
     
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    The law, like any, was made via the same dynamic that gave us laws saying GMOs do not have to be labelled, wood pulp can be added to your food, and individuals seeking to raise their own food can be hassled and abused. Via the same dynamic that allows Monsanto to sue you if some of their patented seeds are blown into your field. Via the same dynamic that gave us mono-directional 'hate crime' legislation. And via the same dynamic that gave us TARP, Maiden Lane, ZIRP, and QE.

    Laws in a proto-fascist state are made based on political contributions and lawmakers future lobbying careers.
     
  11. DonGlock26

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    That's not an answer as to who made the law. You are talking about the process.

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  12. The Machinist

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    Either the Florida State Congress, or the voters via ballot measure. What's the point of your question? How does that absolve the people responsible for destroying so many lives because it was in their job description?