The lunacy of Stand Your Ground

The lunacy of Stand Your Ground

There are 465 comments on the Examiner.com story from Feb 21, 2014, titled The lunacy of Stand Your Ground. In it, Examiner.com reports that:

You know you're in Florida lately if there's a Stand Your Ground trial going on somewhere.

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“shall NOT be infringed”

Since: Oct 13

Phoenix

#1 Feb 21, 2014
This treasonous coward needs to dry out his bib.

"...The law has grown, and even if historical mistakes have contributed to its growth it has tended in the direction of rules consistent with human nature. Many respectable writers agree that if a man reasonably believes that he is in immediate danger of death or grievous bodily harm from his assailant he may stand his ground and that if he kills him he has not succeeded the bounds of lawful self defence. That has been the decision of this Court. Beard v. United States, 158 U.S. 550, 559, 15 S. Sup. Ct. 962. Detached reflection cannot be demanded in the presence of an uplifted knife. Therefore in this Court, at least, it is not a condition of immunity that one in that situation should pause to consider whether a reasonable man might not think it possible to fly with safety or to disable his assailant rather than to kill him..."-- Mr. Justice [Oliver Wendell] HOLMES, U.S. Supreme Court, BROWN v. UNITED STATES, 256 U.S. 335 (1921).

“shall NOT be infringed”

Since: Oct 13

Phoenix

#3 Feb 21, 2014
barefoot2626 wrote:
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You need to stop SPONGING OFF THE TAXPAYERS AND GET A F*KING JOB YOUR WORTHLESS C/S PARASITE!
The drooling drone typed to itself in the mirror, after wiping away the slobber.
Enough already

Ardsley, NY

#5 Feb 21, 2014
If George Zimmerman had been beat to death by Trayvon Martin, it would not have even made the front page news. Criminals or those prone to violence are expected to injure or kill others so it's no big deal. Stand your ground as a whole is a good thing with but a very few questionable incidents. So a fat cop wannabe defended himself from a beating many feel he instigated. Next time you see a man in a hoodie in your yard late at night, let's hope it's just a kid with a slurpee because it is apparently not acceptable to question the individual. Good luck with that.

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#6 Feb 21, 2014
Enough already wrote:
If George Zimmerman had been beat to death by Trayvon Martin, it would not have even made the front page news.
I guess it's too bad this bad turd shot a white guy, eh?

Since: Feb 11

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#7 Feb 21, 2014
Enough already wrote:
Next time you see a man in a hoodie in your yard late at night
Gosh: what if he is on the sidewalk where he has as much right to be as you, and tells your to fuckkkoff when you insist you want to see his ID but you don't want to show yours?

Or as in this case: the guy has a bag of popcorn and it looks like he knows how to use it!!!!

“shall NOT be infringed”

Since: Oct 13

Phoenix

#8 Feb 21, 2014
barefoot2626 wrote:
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I guess it's too bad this bad turd shot a white guy, eh?
Funny how you always resort to mindless irrelevancies, isn't it cowardly and treasonous LIEberal demonrat?
Thug

New Albany, MS

#10 Feb 22, 2014
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Gosh: what if he is on the sidewalk where he has as much right to be as you, and tells your to fuckkkoff when you insist you want to see his ID but you don't want to show yours?
Or as in this case: the guy has a bag of popcorn and it looks like he knows how to use it!!!!
Asking a question does not fall into SYG laws so does not give you the right to assault. Asking a person to follow the rules and turn off their phone in a theater is not grounds to assault someone.

ASSAULT on your person for whatever reason IS grounds for SYG.

Trayvon did not have a right to be on that sidewalk. It was a private property gated community where only members had a RIGHT to be. Trayvon was a guest and should have acted as a guest and not assault members who DID have a right to be there.

Keep selling but no one is buying the liberal crap anymore.

“Constitutionist/ SAF”

Since: Mar 08

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#11 Feb 22, 2014
This writer could sell genocide.

“Evolved hunter/gatherer”

Since: Jan 08

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#12 Feb 22, 2014
Thug wrote:
<quoted text>Asking a question does not fall into SYG laws so does not give you the right to assault. Asking a person to follow the rules and turn off their phone in a theater is not grounds to assault someone.
ASSAULT on your person for whatever reason IS grounds for SYG.
Trayvon did not have a right to be on that sidewalk. It was a private property gated community where only members had a RIGHT to be. Trayvon was a guest and should have acted as a guest and not assault members who DID have a right to be there.
Keep selling but no one is buying the liberal crap anymore.
Guests have rights too.

Where one rightfully is, has nothing to do with how one acts when in that same location.
It is and was the acts of the individual which determines how the other can legally respond.

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#13 Feb 22, 2014
Thug wrote:
ASSAULT on your person for whatever reason IS grounds for SYG.
It isn't.

So we have established you don't know what SYG is.

Either.

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#14 Feb 22, 2014
Thug wrote:
Trayvon did not have a right to be on that sidewalk.
It's already been established you don't know what you are talking about.

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#15 Feb 22, 2014
Aquarius-WY wrote:
Where one rightfully is, has nothing to do with how one acts when in that same location.
The killer in the Florida case was not rightfully were he was at: the crime for which he was charged started when he entered the building armed.

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#16 Feb 22, 2014
barefoot2626 wrote:
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The killer in the Florida case was not rightfully were he was at: the crime for which he was charged started when he entered the building armed.
I guess that was supposed to make sense. It does not.

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#18 Feb 22, 2014
Thug wrote:
Trayvon was a guest
PS: the pedophile zimmerman was also a guest, he was living in a condo paid for by his mommy and daddy. he hasn't worked for years- something he and you share in common.

“shall NOT be infringed”

Since: Oct 13

Phoenix

#19 Feb 22, 2014
barefoot2626 wrote:
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It isn't.
So we have established you don't know what SYG is.
Either.
Hardly, perverse lying troll:

"...Many respectable writers agree that if a man reasonably believes that he is in immediate danger of death or grievous bodily harm from his assailant he may stand his ground and that if he kills him he has not succeeded the bounds of lawful self defence. That has been the decision of this Court. Beard v. United States, 158 U.S. 550, 559, 15 S. Sup. Ct. 962. Detached reflection cannot be demanded in the presence of an uplifted knife. Therefore in this Court, at least, it is not a condition of immunity that one in that situation should pause to consider whether a reasonable man might not think it possible to fly with safety or to disable his assailant rather than to kill him..."-- Mr. Justice [Oliver Wendell] HOLMES, U.S. Supreme Court, BROWN v. UNITED STATES, 256 U.S. 335 (1921).

Take a hike, you cowardly drooling drone.

“shall NOT be infringed”

Since: Oct 13

Phoenix

#20 Feb 22, 2014
barefoot2626 wrote:
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PS: the pedophile zimmerman was also a guest, he was living in a condo paid for by his mommy and daddy. he hasn't worked for years- something he and you share in common.
RESIDENT, not "guest", drooling drone.

“shall NOT be infringed”

Since: Oct 13

Phoenix

#22 Feb 22, 2014
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Lovely spam! Spam spam spam spam!
Yeah, that's you alright.
Enough already

Springfield, NJ

#23 Feb 22, 2014
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Gosh: what if he is on the sidewalk where he has as much right to be as you, and tells your to fuckkkoff when you insist you want to see his ID but you don't want to show yours?
Or as in this case: the guy has a bag of popcorn and it looks like he knows how to use it!!!!
And when he drops his popcorn after he tells you to f--k off and proceeds to punch your lights out or beat you to death? If I ask anyone anything anywhere and they take offense, they do not have the right to attack me. If they do, I will defend myself, to what degree depends on them.
Age is irrelevant in a life or death situation, and what exactly qualifies you to determine whether an incident is life threatening? I assure you that popcorn seldom is a factor.

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#24 Feb 22, 2014
Enough already wrote:
<quoted text> And when he drops his popcorn after he tells you to f--k off and proceeds to punch.
What a shame it is in this case the Navy vet your gun gnutter killer did no such thing.

What the Navy vet did was piss your killer off and as we have noted before: gun gnutters are all p┬Ássies and he wasn't man enough to take it outside.

Since: Feb 11

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#25 Feb 22, 2014
Enough already wrote:
If I ask anyone anything anywhere and they take offense, they do not have the right to attack me..
Just as when they tell you to suck their johnson and tell you in their humble opinion you are a pansy you don't get to pull out the gun you carry with you because you have no spine and shoot them.

And then insist that you was scared, as in this case.

Glad to see we can agree.

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