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Minnemooseus
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Message 447 of 453 (656689)
03-21-2012 3:15 AM
Reply to: Message 446 by Dr Adequate
03-21-2012 2:40 AM


Re: Trayvon Martin
CS's message 435 also contained:

quote:
(3) A person who is not engaged in an unlawful activity and who is attacked in any other place where he or she has a right to be has no duty to retreat and has the right to stand his or her ground and meet force with force, including deadly force if he or she reasonably believes it is necessary to do so to prevent death or great bodily harm to himself or herself or another or to prevent the commission of a forcible felony.

Although the above quoted doesn't seem to cover what seems to be the "vaguely threatened" situation I understand the Trayvon Martin case to be.

Reading elsewhere on the internet, my impression was that the shooter was stalking the victim more than the victim being any sort of threat to the shooter. Will re-research this further.

Added by edit:

This led me to The Trayvon Martin Killing, Explained. Seems to be a pretty good article, although not one that I had previously read.

Added by another edit (from the Mother Jones article, see there for the greater context):

quote:
After discussing his location with the dispatcher, Zimmerman exclaimed, "Shit he's running," and the following sounds suggest he left his vehicle to run after Martin.

"Are you following him?" the dispatcher asked. Zimmerman replied: "Yep."

"Okay, we don't need you to do that," the dispatcher warned.


Sounds like the shooter chased down the victim.

Added by yet another edit:

CS seems to have covered my previous ABE's in his message 434.

Moose

Edited by Minnemooseus, : See above.

Edited by Minnemooseus, : See above.

Edited by Minnemooseus, : See above.


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Message 452 of 453 (657241)
03-26-2012 8:19 PM


Since I have the right to one last message

Source

Makes sense to me.

Look down page at the source, for the "The Ten NRA Commandments".

Moose


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Evolution - Changes in the environment, caused by the interactions of the components of the environment.

"Do not meddle in the affairs of cats, for they are subtle and will piss on your computer." - Bruce Graham

"The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness." - John Kenneth Galbraith

"Yesterday on Fox News, commentator Glenn Beck said that he believes President Obama is a racist. To be fair, every time you watch Glenn Beck, it does get a little easier to hate white people." - Conan O'Brien

"I know a little about a lot of things, and a lot about a few things, but I'm highly ignorant about everything." - Moose


    
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