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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sat Apr 21, 2012, 11:23 PM

35. I believe if you are being attacked you have the right to defend yourself with deadly force.

 

You never know at what point your attacker will stop. Yes, people have been beaten to death.

I DO consider the "stand your ground laws" a bit of a problem. I can understand not wanting to be beaten to death however when "stand your ground" is interpreted to mean you can pursue a "suspect" it is a whole different issue.

I think the laws need some more refinement. One big improvement would be you should not be able to place yourself in contact with a "suspicious person" unless that person is on your property. (Deeded property- NOT you neighborhood)

As Zimmerman is about to find out it is almost ALWAYS better to "call it in" to the police than to intervene. Even if he is found innocent his legal fees and notoriety will be extremely costly for him.

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