"In his own testimony, Dooley portrayed himself as the true victim, saying he fired only to save his life. After trial, Dooley, who is black, told reporters the whole case was racist. David James was white."
This shooting to me clearly was uncalled for, even if it was legal.
The defendant failed to meet the basic burden of proof of "reasonable fear of GBI or Death" required for the use of deadly force in self defense in Florida, both to a judge (SYG hearing) and the Jury (he was convicted).
I am black. We never get the benefit of the doubt from LEOs...even if you are one. BTDT
While there is some imbalance in the stats, this case seems valid. I don't see QuanellX, Farrakhan, or even the more rational public leaders of the black community supporting him.
Be very interesting to see how the judge sentences him.
from NRA types and much of that is post-Zimmerman. The comments section on the original story are very interesting - the tone was strongly against Dooley. After Zimmerman not so much.
I was a little surprised that they got such a quick conviction since they had testimony that Dooley had turned away from the confrontation and was jumped. It may be, at the end of the day, race trumps every other consideration.
Obviously the case serves as a touchstone for the Zimmerman trial.