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Response to TheCowsCameHome (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 09:36 AM

5. It doesn't really take an expert from the facts as given.


Unless other evidence comes out that indicates that the shooter had some reason to fear for his safety, it appears that this was not a legitimate self-defense shooting, and right now neither the police nor the prosecutor agree that it is.

"Jacksonville Attorney Gene Nichols, however, said that although Dunn will most likely make a “Stand Your Ground” defense based on his statements in court, it’s a tough case to make.

He said:

Mr. Dunn is going to have to answer the question, 'Why did you not call the sheriff's office? If you are reasonably protecting yourself, why did you leave the scene, get in the car, and the next day, flee the jurisdiction of Duval County?' … There's no indication that Jordan or anyone else in that car had a gun, there's no indication that they were any threat to Mr. Dunn. "

Unlike what many would have you believe, claiming "self-defense" or "stand your ground" is not a "get out of jail free" card giving you carte blanche to shoot anyone you like.

The fact that Mr. Dunn fled the scene and did not contact the police is pretty damning.

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