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  •  Not likely . . . (3+ / 0-)
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    kickass, PsychoSavannah, Victor Ward

    If I understand the Florida law correctly, part of what is so outrageous about this kind of case is that there is no chance of going forward with a civil suit purely for monetary damages without a criminal conviction first in  cases that involves a successful invocation of "self-defense".  This is one of the oddities of Florida law.

    Maybe there is some remote chance of proceeding with a civil suit based on civil rights violations in a federal court, but I'm not sure how this would be done, or if the family would chose this option.

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