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US airman stands his ground in Florida, sentenced to 25 years


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  • Posted: December 14, 2013


A former U.S. airman is currently sitting in a Florida prison for what his supporters argue was a simple act of self-defense.

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Male, 57, Austell, GA

Posted December 14, 2013


Oh hell knaw!! Despite my apprehension; how did I know that he was not Caucasian?

Unfortunately, like in the movie "The Dark Knight" he should have broke a pool stick in two and offered his attacker a fighting chance to test their worthiness...

Welcome to the jungle.


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Posted December 14, 2013


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For your information, the reasonable justifications you site to convict in the case of a stand your ground defense is what any reasonable minded citizen would expect from the courts. ;A higher threshold to use deadly force as a result of taking someone's life. What seems to illude you in each case iyou mentioned where stand your ground proved to be insufficient as a proper defense is when the shooter is poor and/or minority.

While Caucasians are walking out of courtrooms under stand your ground with no obligation to retreat with simply the fear that their life was in danger...This is why those who oppose the law are fighting to have it repealed.

In another case not mentioned a father was on his front porch defending his family from an angry mob of youths when he shot one of them. As far as I recollect, he's still languishing in prison.

Stand your ground wasn't applied in his case either...

Need I remind you of the racial components of the case??


The_Harbinger
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Female, 54, Chicago, IL

Posted December 14, 2013


From what I am understanding about that incident is an argument quickly escalated into a brawl without any gun shots being fired. Apparently all that they were doing was fighting with each other without any deadly weapons being pulled out.

I know maybe he should not have went to get the gun from his car (start thinking before yall take action) This was a fight and not a shootout. Him being charged with second degree of attempted murder is too harsh to me. A person is not attempted to murder when they shoot someone in the leg. Attempted murder is when you shoot somebody in their back or in their chest or in their head but, they just did not die though.

What that guy should have did was once he walked away he should have stayed there until his friends had gotten themselves from out of that brawling crowd because apparently he does not like to fight but, he will shoot a warning shot though. In other words do not try and fight with him because he do not like to fight but, he will shoot you though.

Real Talk sometimes fighting can actually lead to some one's DEATH. That is why it is very important to think about what the consequences of your actions could be before even making certain moves.

usfg


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Male, 57, Austell, GA

Posted December 14, 2013


The_Harbinger
The_Harbinger

Female, 54, Chicago, IL


From what I am understanding about that incident is an argument quickly escalated into a brawl without any gun shots being fired. Apparently all that they were doing was fighting with each other without any deadly weapons being pulled out.

I know maybe he should not have went to get the gun from his car (start thinking before yall take action) This was a fight and not a shootout. Him being charged with second degree of attempted murder is too harsh to me. A person is not attempted to murder when they shoot someone in the leg. Attempted murder is when you shoot somebody in their back or in their chest or in their head but, they just did not die though.

What that guy should have did was once he walked away he should have stayed there until his friends had gotten themselves from out of that brawling crowd because apparently he does not like to fight but, he will shoot a warning shot though. In other words do not try and fight with him because he do not like to fi
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Harbinger, imagine for a moment in this case, that the defendant and the party he was seeking to rescue were White (hell, why not? female at that), in a predominately minority, middle to low income establishment that broke out in a knock down, drag out, free for all.

Do anyone honestly believe that he would be serving 35 years in prison despite a stand your ground defense?

If you don't believe it? Miss me with that same-sex argument too. And if you do? You obviously received high marks in school when you were taught that the Native Americans sold huge swaths of land for some beads and trinkets.

Tupac Shakur: Hail Mary-"...Now pay attention, rest in peace father
I'm a ghost in these killin fields
Hail Mary catch me if I go, let's go deep inside
the solitary mind of a madman who screams in the dark
Evil lurks, enemies, see me flee
Activate my hate, let it break, to the flame...

Best let Tupac say it:

http://youtu.be/nkJA6SYwa94


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Male, 57, Austell, GA

Posted December 14, 2013


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He'll get off to (in my George Zimmerman voice). If he don't? I would argue under a "scape goat" or "sacrificial lamb" clause provision under the law.

Or have you forgotten the Zimmerman trial that quickly:

It was the defense in collusion with the Judge and the prosecution, with the composition of the juror, with the attorney general, secretary of state responsible for eligible voters, with the mayor, sheriff, coroner, etc, etc...

Against an African-American boy trying to get home one evening in stormy weather while talking to a friend on the phone with some skittles and ice tea.


The_Harbinger
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Female, 54, Chicago, IL

Posted December 14, 2013


Hmmm, to me it should not actually matter if he was with a white girl or a black girl or any other race of girls. It really does not matter what race of guys he was with either because he is black and they want to take him down for defending himself from some out of control fighting animals (he wanted no trouble but trouble had followed him anyway).

Matter of fact what race was the guy that he shot? Black or White. They want to give him 25 to 35 yrs. Just for shooting someone in the leg because he does not believe in fighting like some wild and out of control animals? My question is are they trying to take him down because he is black or are they trying to take him down because he had shot a white guy in his leg for hitting him.

In any case matter some people act as if when they be out there acting like wild and out of control animals that they do not suppose to get shot by a black mans gun because the black man do not believing in fighting. The thing about a lot of these young black guys is they actually are not into fighting and that is why they will shoot instead. In other words stop trying to fight with them and I do not care if they are black just like you are.

I hope I answered your question because sometimes I do not be understanding the way yall will use yalls words.

usfg


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Male, 57, Austell, GA

Posted December 14, 2013


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I'm down with you on that Blaquebutta...

But, my knowledge extends to both pre and post civil rights. Just like some folks are Old or Testament, I believe you need knowledge of both.

In the words of our venerated Ancestor Richard Pryor:

"I went to court seeking justice, and all I found was 'just us'".


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My apologizes if I offended you. You seem like a good person and I hate to ruined the opportunity to read the insights and perspectives you provide.

Thanks for sharing;)


The_Harbinger
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Female, 54, Chicago, IL

Posted December 14, 2013


Those backwards thinking always getting it wrong white dummies did not even lock up that psychotic minded Mexican Zimmerman for shooting ang killing a black guy who did not have a gun on him but, a bag of skittles on him and did not like to fight and that Mexican Dog Zimmerman k that Trayvon Martin did not carry guns and that is why that foreign disease carrying and passing devil dog from another country had shot him dead.

Those racist white people k that Trayvon Martin was a Angel sent from heaven by God but, those racist white devil dogs are not going to tell yall that though.

All of those other race of people know who God's Angels are but, they are liars so they are not going to tell yall the truth because they are devils who will fight with God every day.

Michael Giles weapon was Legal and he did not even kill that other dude, he just shot him in a part of his body that would not kill him.

I suppose if it was a born mentally disturbed white guy or a born mentally disturbed mexican guy then he would have gotten away with it. Didn't I tell you black people how stupid these white people are? And it is because they are DUMMIES which makes them DEVILS because God did not create any of them. Those white people ain't nothing but, a bunch of DUMMIES who are trying to take control over everbody else as if they are the superior ones over all.

usfg


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Male, 57, Austell, GA

Posted December 14, 2013


The_Harbinger
The_Harbinger

Female, 54, Chicago, IL


Those backwards thinking always getting it wrong white dummies did not even lock up that psychotic minded Mexican Zimmerman for shooting ang killing a black guy who did not have a gun on him but, a bag of skittles on him and did not like to fight and that Mexican Dog Zimmerman knew that Trayvon Martin did not carry guns and that is why that foreign disease carrying and passing devil dog from another country had shot him dead.

Those racist white people knew that Trayvon Martin was a Angel sent from heaven by God but, those racist white devil dogs are not going to tell yall that though.

All of those other race of people know who God's Angels are but, they are liars so they are not going to tell yall the truth because they are devils who will fight with God every day.

Michael Giles weapon was Legal and he did not even kill that other dude, he just shot him in a part of his body that would not kill him.

I suppose if it was a born mentally disturbed
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Thank you Harbinger, you provide unique insights and perspectives that challenge all who read them that we must do better toward our fellow man and woman.

As far as I'm concerned, whom ever is offended can go suck nut's too.


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