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  •  That was my question (9+ / 0-)

    One of them, anyway. It was part of the defense's case. But there's no mention of them trying to get help from the police.

    It was unreasonable to expect that Scott is required “to go back into his house, in his castle ... and hope that the cavalry (police) are going to come ... . All that matters is that Mr. Scott felt his life was in jeopardy,” Rutherford said.

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    He was only out in the yard because he was armed, and looking to shoot someone ("Fight Crime, Shoot First!"). His daughter obviously had time to go inside and take cover.

    Guns don't kill people. People kill guns. -- this message brought to you by the Night Vale chapter of the N.R.A.

    by tytalus on Sat Oct 12, 2013 at 11:10:41 AM PDT

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    •  depends on the area (1+ / 0-)
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      Joy of Fishes

      in some rural areas, cops, esp. on weekends, may take 30 minutes to an hour to respond.  Not so long ago, a buddy told me he was covering an area each weekend that was about 1/3 the area of the county and our county is one of the larger ones

      •  Yes, police response time is a question (4+ / 0-)

        but the question I was considering was did they even try, as it's not evident.

        Guns don't kill people. People kill guns. -- this message brought to you by the Night Vale chapter of the N.R.A.

        by tytalus on Sat Oct 12, 2013 at 11:46:47 AM PDT

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        •  Yes, tytalus ... (2+ / 0-)
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          tytalus, Joy of Fishes

          ... that is a key question, and it seems that there is no exception even if you have the time and opportunity to call the police. (Implied from the quote you were kind enough to provide). That sucks.

          Rand Paul is to civil liberties as the Disney Channel is to subtle and nuanced acting.

          by Tortmaster on Sat Oct 12, 2013 at 01:08:42 PM PDT

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        •  One tell for me is that when the police were (0+ / 0-)

          on scene that night the shooter did NOT tell the police that he had shot the teen.

          The shooter waited 4 days to tell the police that he had shot the teen with his gun.

          There is nothing about the story that says there was any problem with slow response times by police. There is a lot about the story that suggests the shooter might have been thinking he could get away with just letting the "woman thugs" take the blame for a stray bullet death.

          "They did not succeed in taking away our voice" - Angelique Kidjo - Opening the Lightning In a Bottle concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City - 2003

          by LilithGardener on Sun Oct 13, 2013 at 07:54:40 AM PDT

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