Not the Onion - Michael Jock – ‘Stood His Ground’ over pizza.
Michael Jock – ‘Stood His Ground’ over pizza.
While the intent of Stand Your Ground laws might be self defense, many in Stand Your Ground states are using it as a blanket defense for killing people. Here’s the latest case in point, from the Miami New Times blog:
Randall White, who is 49 years old, got angry when his vegetable thin crust pizza took longer than 10 minutes to prepare. A 51-year-old named Michael Jock was also in line and started arguing with White about his complaining.
The two exchanged harsh words and eventually got in a shoving match.
According to The Tampa Bay Times, Jock has a concealed carry weapons permit and pulled out his .38 Taurus Ultralight Special Revolver when White raised his fist. He fired once and hit White in the lower torso. The two continued to struggle, and another bullet fired, hitting White again in the lower torso.
Some entitled doucherocket gets pissy when his goddamn pizza takes too long and makes a scene over it. Another guy (presumably) tells the whiner to shut the fuck up. Doucherocket then commits assault and gets shot for his trouble.
Only problem I have with that is that Jock probably should have just stood there and tried to ignore the doucherocket's infantile outburst. I think you have a responsibility to be a bit extra tolerant of assholes when you're carrying.