Skip to comments.Man says 'stand your ground' law saved his life (Jury acquitted in 3 minutes)
Posted on 07/28/2013 8:00:11 PM PDT by dirtboy
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Just about 24 hours ago, a local man didn't know if he would be leaving the Duval County Courthouse a free man.
He faced three years in prison on an aggravated assault charge. His attorney said he simply stood his ground. And Thursday, a jury agreed.
The charge stemmed from a May 2011 confrontation in the parking lot of the Jacksonville Beach Pier. A local man was left beaten and bloody after a fist fight.
He pulled his gun and was arrested. But his attorney, Lee Lockett, says that should have never happened.
"My client was simply trying to get through the parking lot. He was viciously attacked by the alleged victim," he said.
The case went to trial this week, where Lockett says he was able to prove this was a clear case of self-defense, a case where his client stood his ground. He never fired his weapon.
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Now THAT'S a jury.
>> Now THAT’S a jury.
Absolutely. Not much of a DA/prosecutor team though. Why in the world did they ever charge him?
A lot of prosecutors will use the state’s ability to manipulate the accused into signing plea agreements.
Too bad the prosecutor doesn’t have to serve the time for bringing needless charges.
It’s a lot quicker to acquit than convict. I was on a jury in February that convicted a woman on 3 counts of aggravated robbery and 1 count of child endangerment when she plowed over 3 WalMart employees with her car while getting away from being detained for shop lifting. It took us 25 minutes to get everything done. It would have taken just 15, but we did have to go over each charge individually.
‘nuff said; they’re kind of into that sort of thing, aren’t they.
Never mind, I see what you meant in context. At least the juries are getting it right.
Isn’t JAX Angela Corey’s home turf?
PC attitude /lib-ethics culture...
Cops made the arrest mistake--
.... DA felt obligated to give them cover.
Why in the world did they ever charge him?
To punish him with enormous legal bills and a year or more of excruciating worry. And....To send a message to other gun owners that they will be similarly punished.
But did the “victim” have Skittles in his pocket? Critical missing info from the article.
Shhhh... Nobody tell Al Sharpton!
Thank you so much, for noticing that about us.
Please join Jesse Jackson in his boycott of our state.
We don't care what ethnicity you claim.
If you attempt to rob or assault one of us,or one of our tourist guests, you have a greater than 70% chance of encountering a legal, lethal self defense situation.
Here’s a defense that nobody ever uses any more. JUDGE I’D RATHER BE TRIED BY 12, THAN BE CARRIED BY 6. In the old days, this was one of the defenses that was very popular.
trying to find the specifics of the incident and not having any luck. Anyone familiar with the case?
yes...JAX is Corey’s hometown/turf
>> Please join Jesse Jackson in his boycott of our state.
WTF? Pull your head out of your ass.
I was talking about the proclivity of your floriduh DISTRICT ATTORNEYS to falsely PROSECUTE legitimate acts of self defense / SYG.
To quiet that voter base.
Should’ve charged both with battery. Drop charges as part of the deal.
They want to make concealed carry unlawful in fact if not in law to keep a compliant victim pool.
Was that Corey’s office prosecuting???
Hmmm. FL must be under orders from The Won to continue persecuting SYGers till they manage to convict one so TOTUS can podium thump about how he insisted on justice and got it. If they never get a conviction, the fascists still win because it creates a chilling climate for standing up to Obama's kids while they're getting mugged.
I think I remember hearing about that case.
Now if the poor schmuck could just get all the $$$
he spent on legal fees back from the yellow stain
of a DA that charged him justice would REALLY have
Force those aware of their rights out of the community of the law abiding??? Sounds like bad strategery to me.
>> Hmmm. FL must be under orders from The Won to continue persecuting SYGers
Kinda looks that way, doesn’t it?
Corey, was she involved in this case?
What a bunch of jokers.
FYI they have a poll asking if SYG should be repealed to FReep. Currently 90% want the law to stay.
The story is a bit confusing about what happened, and who pulled the gun, for what reason.
That would be an understatement. They don’t teach who, what, where and when any more in journalism school. They teach “compassion” in some dialect of Turkish evidently.
Good! Justice does exist in Florida—Stand your ground is a good law.
Probably because his attacker (the “victim”) was of a protected class.
The problem is, if you pull a gun, you should use it.
Its Jacksonville,does the name Cory ring a bell?
To understand this case, we need to know the race of both of the individuals who were involved. /sarc
Was the other party charged with battery?
No description of the thug who attacked him? No discussion of charges for the real criminal?
I’m going to switch back to carrying a .357.If I do have to shoot,I’ll look around for witnesses.If there are none,I’ll simply walk away.
Come on, kid, don’t fool around. Just let your hand drop to your side and the gun slip out. Everyone will still think you’ve got it. They’re gonna be staring at your face, Mike. So walk out of the place real fast, but you don’t run. Don’t look nobody directly in the eye, hut don’t look away either. They’re gonna be scared of you, believe me, so don’t worry about nothing.
“Not much of a DA/prosecutor team though. Why in the world did they ever charge him?’
Jacksonville is Angela Corey’s home turf.
But then again, who can blame them? The voters elected a, to use the term loosely, a man to The House of Representatives who sends photos of his ding dong far and wide. Perhaps to some of the mothers, daughters, wives, and in this day and age fathers and sons. And the chances are better than good that they will elect him Mayor of New York City. Before that, they elected a President that did not know the meaning of truth, but he knew how to get a blow job in the Oval Office. And now we have the current occupier of the White House. An individual that no one in the voting population knew anything about. An individual who has told the truth less than a dozen times in his lifetime and some of them included: I will transform America; I will regulate the coal industry out of existence; in time of trouble I will side with the muslims. Yet the voters put him in the White House not once but twice.
Upon further review and consideration, I, with very few exceptions, have come the politicians' point of view as far as the voters are concerned.
More and more folk have decided this is the way to be. Makes sense when the feral state will attack anyone who attempts to defend himself.
I think they should move to a non Indo-European language. ;)
A revolver is also a lot more reliable in a tight spot like the one between martin and Zimmerman. One of the pictures of Zimmerman’s weapon showed it had jammed by failing to eject the cartridge.