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  •  How do you know that? (0+ / 0-)
    There is no self defense involved.  Dart wasn't going to throw rocks at the dude.
    Was Dart a known rock collector or something?

    Why else would he pick up the rocks if not to throw them?

    •  Because Dart didn't pick up any rocks. (0+ / 0-)

      His cousin had the rocks. Dart got shot. The cousin did not.

      "For we, the people, understand that our country cannot succeed when a shrinking few do very well and a growing many barely make it." - President Barack Obama, Second Inaugural Address, January 21, 2013.

      by surfermom on Wed Jul 24, 2013 at 02:41:04 AM PDT

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      •  Sorry... you are right. Dart is the one that (0+ / 0-)

        tried to grab Crocker's arm or gun.

        At that point Crocker's actions do seem like self defense.

        The question is whether he committed assault first by firing a warning shot or threatening anyone with the gun before he was first threatened.

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