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Fri Aug 10, 2012, 04:08 PM

Fla. Court Denies 'Stand Your Ground' in Fan Fight.

Source: NYT/AP

A federal immigration agent has lost his "stand-your-ground" appeal in a stabbing at a football game in Florida.

A three-judge panel of the 1st District Court of Appeal on Friday rejected the appeal from University of Miami fan Edward Mederos. He is charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, namely, his government-issued knife.

Mederos claimed he acted in self-defense to protect a friend, a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agent, from a rival fan outside Florida State University's stadium in Tallahassee in 2009.

A trial judge rejected his pretrial claim of immunity under Florida's "stand your ground" law. It lifts the requirement to retreat before using deadly force in self-defense.



Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2012/08/10/us/ap-us-stand-your-ground-football-fight.html?hp

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elleng Aug 2012 OP
leftyohiolib Aug 2012 #1
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Equate Aug 2012 #3
denverbill Aug 2012 #4
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Response to elleng (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2012, 04:16 PM

1. YOU PAYIN ATTENTION ZIMMERMAN YOU COWARDLY FREAK

 

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Fri Aug 10, 2012, 04:19 PM

2. I'm glad to see these SYG laws being limited in application......

 

There must be sufficient evidence that the facts did not support a self-defense based on SYG. Some people in states that have enacted SYG believe they are justified in using physical force on a whim. It must only be justified when someone had a compelling reason to believe his or her life was in danger.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2012, 04:27 PM

3. Take note all those that think that SYG laws area license to kill

 

Just like this guy, Zman's petition to the court for a ruling on the SYG will fail also, as it should.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2012, 04:51 PM

4. I think it was because he used a knife. If he had used a gun the NRA would've been backing him.n/t

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2012, 08:12 PM

5. What a worthless article.

What is the point of writing an article about a judgement if you are going to leave out the actual judgement???

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