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5. A lot of educated and informed comments on the TIME article. Perhaps there is hope for humanity
Lex M4

Stand Your Ground Law (FL statute section 776.013) does not apply to first aggressor. FL statute section 776.041 (Use of Force by Aggressors) requires first aggressor exhaust means of retreat before use deadly force against the other party. But in homicide cases, it is often hard to tell who was the first aggressor. Without any live witness, the killer would claim the dead person was first aggressor and claim no duty to retreat, and the dead person was, well, dead. Essentially, if you just beat another person up, he could press charge of assault. But if you shot him dead, he can't dispute your stand-your-ground self-defense.

That is what I call "a license to kill."


NavyPride

Stand Your Ground Law is a cop out. What ever happen to an old fashion fist fight? Just because you got knocked around a few times does not qualifiy that your life is in danger. It's obsurd that 250 lb Zimmerman felt threatened by a 140lb boy. If it was a 150lb woman would he have shot her? Why does this type of activity happen in the state of Florida?

8 hours ago 5 likes


PaoloBernasconi

...cavemen who prefer to move back into time and behave like troglodytes rather than grow up and show they have real balls.
I can tell you one thing ... I don't need a gun, my genitalia are big enough.
It is soooo simple .. anyone who is part of neighborhood watch is nothing but a guy who can't find a woman to get laid with .. that's why he needs to buy a gun and go around killing people ...


baba_ijebu1

did anything good came from Bush family in America?

1 hour ago 3 likes
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