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    Stand Your Ground Trial in Florida

    https://www.foxnews.com/us/florida-m...ter-mcglockton

    https://www.npr.org/2019/08/23/753929898/florida-man-found-guilty-of-manslaughter-despite-stand-your-ground-defense


    Florida "Stand Your Ground" test case. Although it is not stated as fact, it seems the guilty verdict may have hinged on the portion of the statute that says the (in this case 'shooter') cannot have instigated the confrontation.
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    From the info and video shown on all the MSM, I would venture to say the jury did it's job. A pity that the taxpayer funded NPR inferred that it was a racial thing.....
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    The first account of the verdict that I read, like the NPR story, made the racial bias statement in the first paragraph. And that's a sad indictment that any allegedly legitimate news organization would pander to people's racial prejudices as an element of the lead paragraph. I don't recall any mention of racial bias as a factor in the shooting in the newspaper stories during the trial. We will have to wait until the jurors speak on their deliberations to see if it played a role in their verdict.
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    The guy always went around picking a fight. Color had nothing to do with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobbojama View Post
    From the info and video shown on all the MSM, I would venture to say the jury did it's job. A pity that the taxpayer funded NPR inferred that it was a radial thing.....
    These days NPR receives much less taxpayer funding than it used too. It depends on how you want to count it, but the number is somewhere below 10%. A lot of the government money they do get are grants directed at specific projects....like children's programming. The amount has been dropping for years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glenwolde View Post
    These days NPR receives much less taxpayer funding than it used too. It depends on how you want to count it, but the number is somewhere below 10%. A lot of the government money they do get are grants directed at specific projects....like children's programming. The amount has been dropping for years.
    They receive less funding because they've ostracised 1/2 of their revenue base with their leftist policies and bias.
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    I love it when the justice system works. We talked about this at length last year when it happened, and the bottom line for me was that he 1) instigated the confrontation, and 2) shot a man who was retreating rather than further threatening. The Stand Your Ground law isn't a license to kill so it's encouraging that the rules of it were followed in the courtroom after being broken on the street.
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    I also think is the correct decision.
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    When you're carrying a gun, any argument can turn into a gunfight.

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