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  •  I hate to say this but it's possible they had to (5+ / 0-)

    charge him under the circumstances as a life was taken. Not entirely sure how the law is in Texas specifically but that's a common factor in a lot of places usually.

    I wish I had stocks in aluminium these days. All that foil would be a great investment opportunity.

    by Ceri Cat on Fri Mar 07, 2014 at 11:16:16 PM PST

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    •  Beginning to think you might be right, Ceri. . . (3+ / 0-)
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      Not sure, myself. I will keep an eye on this and see what happens. I was outraged at the arrest to begin with.

      I just hope he is freed of the charge - and not charged with some other bullshit , but lesser, charge.

      He was protecting his own mother after all.

      "The measure of a man's real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out." Thomas Babington Macaulay

      by Deja on Fri Mar 07, 2014 at 11:58:56 PM PST

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      •  The reason we know so much about the (4+ / 0-)

        Zimmerman case is because he murdered someone and he wasn't arrested. He claimed self defense, and the police let him walk. Only when there were demonstrations demanding his arrest was he finally arrested. In the case you described, someone was killed. I would hope that as a society we believe enough in the sanctity of life to charge someone with murder if they kill someone. But the law makes exceptions, the primary one being self-defense, which includes defense of another. IANAL, but I listened very carefully to the lawyers on tv discussing the rules around self-defense/stand your ground. It was clearly stated many times that the law covers defense of another. If you're going to follow this case, please publish updates. I'm sorry for what you've been through. Peace.

        •  The Zimmerman case was an excellent example (0+ / 0-)

          of how not to handle a case where someone died. The police fell down badly on that one in nearly every respect (I'm not so sure it wasn't total but maybe they got crowd control right). He should have been arrested for murder, the scene secured, and the investigation begun. Now none of that according to anything I read happened, which means they never even went beyond what Zimmerman had to say upon their arrival.

          I wish I had stocks in aluminium these days. All that foil would be a great investment opportunity.

          by Ceri Cat on Sat Mar 08, 2014 at 06:03:21 PM PST

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