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  •  More "stand your ground" bullshit. (5+ / 0-)

    Your fear is alleged to be sufficient justification, no matter how lacking in rational justification.  

    Mitigating factors that ought, in a functioning and rational person, to have decreased the level of homicidal fear, didn't work.  Whether he didn't have adequate sensory input, or didn't process it mentally, or processed it but didn't care, won't restore the young driver's health.  But determining which of those scenarios is true, WOULD affect the degree of moral and hopefully legal culpability of the shooter.

    "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

    by lgmcp on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 10:00:33 AM PST

    •  The perverse logic is starting to wear thin (1+ / 0-)
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      More "stand your ground" bullshit. Your fear is alleged to be sufficient justification, no matter how lacking in rational justification.
       

      "Stand Your Ground"-type legislation and the current fierce fight to maintain the status quo regarding gun control is based on a fear that gun owners won't be able to protect themselves from a rogue government or intruders, should we change the status quo regarding guns.

      Gun owners under siege and without their guns they could be killed.

      Meanwhile Trayvon Martin, Rodrigo Diaz and Jordan Davis (the kid shot for being in a car with loud music) tell a different story about who should fear whom when it comes to gun access.

      The choice of our lifetime: Mitt Romney, It Takes A Pillage or President Barack Obama, Forward Together.

      by FiredUpInCA on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 11:47:17 AM PST

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    •  Fear is not sufficient justification (0+ / 0-)

      "... reasonably believes that such force is necessary to prevent imminent death or great bodily harm to himself or herself or another or to prevent the imminent commission of a forcible felony": from Florida's statute.

      No rational justification, no SYG defense.

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