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  •  Florida has the reverse (4+ / 0-)
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    Mark Mywurtz, Praxical, Tamar, caul

    " If you pull the trigger than you have an absolute obligation to be correct.  If you're wrong then you go to prison no matter what your intent was."
    If you're a prosecutor and you prosecute a shooter who claims Stand Your Ground, you have an obligation to be correct. If the shooter's claim is affirmed, you owe the shooter defense/court costs. And the shooter is immune from civil court.
    What constitutes Standing your Ground? It's in the mind/emotional state of the shooter.

    The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government. - Thomas Jefferson

    by deebee on Tue Jul 23, 2013 at 03:36:55 PM PDT

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    •  I think the SYG shooter is obligated to testify. (1+ / 0-)
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      give the NRA the Royal Flush join Stop The NRA

      by 88kathy on Tue Jul 23, 2013 at 06:53:49 PM PDT

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      •  Huh? GZ wasn't obligated? (3+ / 0-)
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        shaharazade, caul, 88kathy

        Of course, his defense didn't invoke SYG, yet the judge instructed the jury to follow it.  Seems you can get whatever situation works for you so long as the person you shot dies.

        The priest said, "Today's sermon is called 'Liars', but first I have a question. How many of you have read Chapter 66 in Matthew?" Nearly every hand went up. "You're just the group I need to speak to," the priest said. "There's no such chapter."

        by Back In Blue on Tue Jul 23, 2013 at 09:14:05 PM PDT

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