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Hmm interesting castle doctrine loss...

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Glock20 10mm, May 31, 2012.

  1. Glock20 10mm

    Glock20 10mm Use Linux!

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    Looks ripe for appeal.
     

  3. Armchair Commando

    Armchair Commando Long Range Guru

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    The last sentence in the article is probably what got the conviction.....

    -Dana
     
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    That's Philly for ya . I work in Philly every day and let me tell you it's a crime infested dirty pit run by morons. Go 5 blocks north of center city and your dead. I moved out years ago but sill hear to work there.
     
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    aircarver Descent Terminated Silver Member

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    Moral: Dont leave holes in the guy's back....

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  7. Clay1

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    Many people think that if they "think" it is a reasonable self defense, then in fact it IS a reasonable self defense.

    I am not commenting on this case, I don't know enough about it to comment. In most states to use lethal force you must reasonably believe that you are in immanent threat of death or great bodily harm. The reasonably usually translates into what a jury of your peers would think is reasonable when faced with a similar situation. Remember that you are explaining the situation to the jury not a couple of weeks after the event, but in many cases a number of years after the actual event.

    The bottom line: shooting another person has to be a real, last choice option. Hope that you and I never have to come close to having to make that decision.
     
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  8. pizza_pablo

    pizza_pablo USN Retired

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    From reading the article, the conviction sounds like a load of crap.
    As we know, there is always more to the story than waht is "reported".
    I hope the Marine gets an appeal, if he was defending himself.
     
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    I'm curious as to why they chose to have a bench trial.
     
  10. eracer

    eracer Where's my EBT?

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    If a guilty verdict is overturned due to prosecutorial misconduct, should the prosecutor do time?
     
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    tsmo1066 Happy Smiley

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    It's a pretty slanted article, as evidenced by the fact that they wait until the very last sentence to even mention that the dead man was stabbed in the back and that the defendant taunted him as he lay dying.

    That doesn't jibe with a self defense claim, as far as I can see, and I'm sure the judge saw things the same way.

    I'm willing to bet there is more to this story than what the article presents.
     
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  12. Spiffums

    Spiffums I.C.P.

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    Unless you have the experts to show how the bullets entered the back of the target as he was turning from being shot. There was a case like this where a cop shot a guy and they wanted to hang him for shooting a fleeing suspect.