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20 years in 'Stand Your Ground' case

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by mrskeet410, May 14, 2012.

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  1. mrskeet410

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    20 years in

    "JACKSONVILLE, Florida (Reuters) - Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law is coming under more scrutiny, this time in a case involving a woman sentenced to 20 years in prison after firing a gun in the direction of her abusive husband.

    Marissa Alexander was sentenced last week after a Florida judge rejected her defense citing the "Stand Your Ground" law, which allows people to use deadly force in a case where a person is attacked or believes his life or safety is in danger...

    Alexander, a 31-year-old mother of three, claimed in court that she fired a warning shot into the ceiling of a house after her husband threatened her and moved in her direction. The husband was not hit.

    In issuing the ruling, the judge said Alexander could have escaped the situation instead of firing her gun.

    Florida's minimum-sentence guidelines require Alexander to serve 20 years in prison because a gun was fired in the incident...

    "Just minutes before the incident, Marissa's husband told her 'If I can't have you, nobody is going to have you.' Millions of abused women have heard those words."

    Alexander alleged that during the August 1, 2010, incident her husband choked her and refused to let her leave the house. She said she eventually escaped to the garage, then realized she left her car keys behind and returned, carrying a handgun.

    The office of Florida State Attorney Angela Corey said evidence at the scene suggested the shot was fired in a more threatening direction and put at risk two children who were also in the home at the time....

    Corey said she offered Alexander a plea deal for a three-year sentence, but she refused. "She turned it down through a trial where she took the stand and, based on our assertion of the facts and based on our presentation of the evidence, she was found guilty," Corey said..."

    http://news.yahoo.com/stand-ground-defense-fails-florida-shooting-case-030038820.html
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    Supposed to be sunny and 85 here today!
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    In Fl you can get your CCW without any school if you served in the military--send in a copy of your DD-214

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    We have sunn today and rain later.
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    Reminds me of all the muslims. They are unhappy in all there native lands so they want to get to America, Europe, So America, Australia or Africa in order to live the good life, but when the get there all they want to do is change everything to the way it was in their homeland where they couldn't wait to leave. Stupid is permanent and seems to come with a race card. Ever notice.
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    Git-ER-Done, same thing happens with yankees moving South. They love to tell you how wonderful it was in NY & NJ.
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    APrice, AMEN!! Rascals all. Jake
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    Very nice here today after a cool, blustery weekend.
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    Started out nice and mid 60s here but it clouded up and sprinkled in the afternoon.

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    ban skeetie
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    Finally cleared up but rain again tomorrow

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    Two of the 1st things I'll learned when taught to shoot a pistol was "Don't fire warning shots" and "Don't shoot to wound" --- you are only justified to shoot in order to save your life (or somone else's life) nothing else. It's a strict standard but I think a reasonable one as it draws a very clear line in the sand.
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    wasted away again in obamaville serching for my lost insurance card some people think he is the blame and he is
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    She should have just shot the bastard. Then there would be no one to challenge her contention that she thought that her life was in danger. Now, she goes to jail and he is free to continue beating women. Why doesn't he convert to Islam where such behavior is not just toleraded but praised?
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