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  •  Fair points all. (2+ / 0-)
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    LilithGardener, Paul1a

    But, when I say the burden of proof lies on him, I am obviously not speaking legally, but simply of logic. Were I in the jury I would probably vote to acquit. I don't know, I'd have to hear more, but I don't think this was premeditated and I don't think the man was not scared. It's just that I think he's full of shit. His story doesn't pass the smell test.

    What advantage would there be to shooting a hole in the ceiling?

    Well, it makes your story better, doesn't it? That's an advantage.

    Once again, I do not deny that he legitimately thought himself in danger when he shot the boy. I highly doubt that he thought "oh here's that little prick from two doors down, I never liked that kid and now's my chance to kill him." I am reasonably sure that he's miserable and that he would do just about anything to have that shot back. I'm just saying that firing a warning shot would pretty much discourage even the drunkest of drunks. Even if he still thought it was his own house, at the very least I would expect him to hit the dirt (or at least fall on his ass) and say "what the fuck, Dad?"

    Ceterum censeo Factionem Republicanam esse delendam.

    by journeyman on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 05:31:00 AM PDT

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    •  You would never have to be on a jury (1+ / 0-)
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      because this would never go to trial.
      If one cannot act in self defense when someone breaks into someone's home in the middle of the night, then there would be no criteria for self defense.
      Your theory makes no sense.

      Those who would sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither.

      by FrankRose on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 07:32:43 AM PDT

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