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Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Raul Rodriguez convicted in Texas after "Stand Your Ground" defense under the Case Doctrine fails. - http://slatest.slate.com/posts...
Raul Rodriguez convicted in Texas after "Stand Your Ground" defense under the Case Doctrine fails.
"Rodriguez's defense, according to the Houston Chronicle, argued that the retired Houston-area firefighter (who had a concealed handgun liscence) had a split second to decide whether to fire at the three men charging at him. But prosecutors told a different story, one that the jury apparently agreeed with. They argue that Rodriguez's taped confrontation was a bit too deliberate, and peppered with buzzwords from a concealed handgun licensing class, which he used to try and get away with murder after initiating a confrontation with Danaher." - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla) from Bookmarklet
I guess it's not surprising that some folks will interpret "stand your ground" as "go pick a fight so you can shoot somebody." Good to see Rodriguez got convicted, tho it's too late for the guy he killed. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)