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03-31-2007, 12:52 AM
Thought this was an interesting read. Sounds like justice might have prevailed in this one.
03-31-2007, 01:17 AM
Yeah, I hope so anyway. Weird situation that I definitely wouldn't want to be involved.
03-31-2007, 03:58 AM
If my wife told me someone was raping her, I would kill him.
No if, and's, or butt's.
Dead, as in Latin.
If it turned out to be untrue, refer to my earler statement as to what would happen.
This is a no brainer! I would with no doubt in my mind, killed the guy. 85% of over 7,000 people who took the poll agreed. I'm just glad real justice provailed. I could see this guy getting hung out to dry.
03-31-2007, 01:03 PM
I want to move to Texas.
03-31-2007, 04:05 PM
not only would he face criminal charges, he'd face a civil suit, if he lived in kalifornistan.
03-31-2007, 04:08 PM
I was very interested in the CA Supreme Court ruling on self-defense on private property last year.
"no duty to retreat from your own domicile..."
Of course they didn't address the civil liability aspect. The baztards.
03-31-2007, 04:18 PM
no duty to retreat from your own domicile.
Some States now it's no duty to retreat period, no matter where you are.
03-31-2007, 04:27 PM
In California there is no law demanding that anyone retreat.. However, activist jurists have been giving jury instructions that include "If you find that the accused had ANY occaision or ability to retreat instead of using force, you must find him guilty." Hence the Supreme Court ruling, which overturned a Man 2 conviction on a guy who shot a home invader (who had raped and killed his young daughter while making him watch, then turned on his older daughter and wife.. He broke free and hunted the guy through the house.. The BG had disabled the phones [this was in the 80's.. long time for appeal, huh?] so there was no way for the house holder to call the police without leaving his family to the mercies of the BG).
I'll see if I can find the origional article, I have it tucked away somewhere..
03-31-2007, 04:47 PM
I'm glad Florida is not like that. We have the law on our side. :)
04-01-2007, 10:14 PM
I want to move to Texas.
Come on down :welcome: ! Just one rule. BYOA (Bring your own ammo ;)
04-03-2007, 10:09 AM
Quoted from the article:
"When Tracy Roberson cried that she was being raped, LaSalle tried to drive away and her husband drew the gun he happened to be carrying and fired several shots at the truck, authorities said. "
I'm hoping that she was still inside the truck as he tried to drive off. That would make sense. If she was out and he was escaping, different state's laws might make the shoot questionable.
04-03-2007, 01:36 PM
The article is a little unclear.
04-03-2007, 03:02 PM
Texas is pretty liberal when it comes to the use of force on a suspected felon to prevent his escape.
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