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Man says 'stand your ground' law saved his life (Jury acquitted in 3 minutes)
Fox 30 Jacksonville ^ | 7/26/2013 | Leslie Coursey

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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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: banglist; falseprosecution; guncontrol; secondamendment; standyourground
Lockett says the jury only deliberated for three minutes.

Now THAT'S a jury.

1 posted on 07/28/2013 8:00:11 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: dirtboy

>> Now THAT’S a jury.

Absolutely. Not much of a DA/prosecutor team though. Why in the world did they ever charge him?


2 posted on 07/28/2013 8:02:20 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: Nervous Tick

Florida.


3 posted on 07/28/2013 8:04:45 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Nervous Tick

A lot of prosecutors will use the state’s ability to manipulate the accused into signing plea agreements.


4 posted on 07/28/2013 8:05:19 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Nervous Tick

Too bad the prosecutor doesn’t have to serve the time for bringing needless charges.


5 posted on 07/28/2013 8:05:28 PM PDT by Joe Bfstplk
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To: dirtboy

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.


6 posted on 07/28/2013 8:05:58 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not really out to get you.)
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To: Cicero

>> Florida.

‘nuff said; they’re kind of into that sort of thing, aren’t they.


7 posted on 07/28/2013 8:08:19 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: Nervous Tick

What? Justice?


8 posted on 07/28/2013 8:16:30 PM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: Nervous Tick

Never mind, I see what you meant in context. At least the juries are getting it right.


9 posted on 07/28/2013 8:17:32 PM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: Nervous Tick

Isn’t JAX Angela Corey’s home turf?


10 posted on 07/28/2013 8:19:27 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Nervous Tick
Why in the world did they ever charge him?

***************

Political pressure...
PC attitude /lib-ethics culture...

---OR--

Cops made the arrest mistake--
.... DA felt obligated to give them cover.

JMO...

11 posted on 07/28/2013 8:19:28 PM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: Nervous Tick

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.


12 posted on 07/28/2013 8:22:06 PM PDT by wintertime
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To: dirtboy

But did the “victim” have Skittles in his pocket? Critical missing info from the article.


13 posted on 07/28/2013 8:23:12 PM PDT by Avid Coug
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To: dirtboy

Shhhh... Nobody tell Al Sharpton!


14 posted on 07/28/2013 8:27:39 PM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: Nervous Tick
Why yes!
Yes, we are indeed “into the concept” of not being compliant victims to violent criminals!

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.

15 posted on 07/28/2013 8:32:54 PM PDT by sarasmom (The obvious takes longer to discover for the obtuse.)
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To: dirtboy

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.


16 posted on 07/28/2013 8:42:35 PM PDT by gingerbread
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To: dirtboy

trying to find the specifics of the incident and not having any luck. Anyone familiar with the case?


17 posted on 07/28/2013 8:43:56 PM PDT by RC one
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To: EDINVA

yes...JAX is Corey’s hometown/turf


18 posted on 07/28/2013 8:48:57 PM PDT by homegroan (Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option....)
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To: sarasmom

>> 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.


19 posted on 07/28/2013 8:49:05 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: wintertime

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.


20 posted on 07/28/2013 9:00:49 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: dirtboy

Was that Corey’s office prosecuting???


21 posted on 07/28/2013 9:13:27 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Cicero; Nervous Tick
Florida.

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.

22 posted on 07/28/2013 9:20:10 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Paleo Conservative
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.

I think I remember hearing about that case.

23 posted on 07/28/2013 9:22:02 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: dirtboy

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
been served.


24 posted on 07/28/2013 9:22:53 PM PDT by nvscanman
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To: wintertime
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.

Force those aware of their rights out of the community of the law abiding??? Sounds like bad strategery to me.

25 posted on 07/28/2013 9:23:31 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Still Thinking

>> Hmmm. FL must be under orders from The Won to continue persecuting SYGers

Kinda looks that way, doesn’t it?


26 posted on 07/28/2013 9:23:49 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: homegroan

Corey, was she involved in this case?

What a bunch of jokers.


27 posted on 07/28/2013 9:24:13 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: dirtboy

FYI they have a poll asking if SYG should be repealed to FReep. Currently 90% want the law to stay.


28 posted on 07/28/2013 9:58:11 PM PDT by matt04
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To: dirtboy

The story is a bit confusing about what happened, and who pulled the gun, for what reason.


29 posted on 07/28/2013 10:47:27 PM PDT by lurk
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To: Nervous Tick
Because it costs tens of thousands of dollars and the prosecutors use that
as a means to plea bargain. If everybody went to trial the courts would be backed
up for years and probably end up with less people charged with crimes they did not commit.
30 posted on 07/28/2013 10:54:18 PM PDT by MaxMax (If you're not pissed off, you're not paying attention)
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To: lurk

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.


31 posted on 07/28/2013 10:55:39 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: Avid Coug

Good! Justice does exist in Florida—Stand your ground is a good law.


32 posted on 07/28/2013 11:05:31 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Nervous Tick

Probably because his attacker (the “victim”) was of a protected class.


33 posted on 07/29/2013 1:54:32 AM PDT by Shimmer1 (froggie sez water nice and warm)
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To: dirtboy

The problem is, if you pull a gun, you should use it.


34 posted on 07/29/2013 2:19:02 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: Nervous Tick

Its Jacksonville,does the name Cory ring a bell?


35 posted on 07/29/2013 3:25:35 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: dirtboy

To understand this case, we need to know the race of both of the individuals who were involved. /sarc


36 posted on 07/29/2013 3:31:39 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: dirtboy

Was the other party charged with battery?


37 posted on 07/29/2013 3:45:59 AM PDT by monocle
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To: dirtboy

No description of the thug who attacked him? No discussion of charges for the real criminal?


38 posted on 07/29/2013 4:20:44 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: TigerClaws

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.


39 posted on 07/29/2013 4:52:18 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Farmer Dean

Clemenza:
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.


40 posted on 07/29/2013 4:57:19 AM PDT by Einherjar
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To: Nervous Tick

“Not much of a DA/prosecutor team though. Why in the world did they ever charge him?’

Jacksonville is Angela Corey’s home turf.


41 posted on 07/29/2013 5:20:22 AM PDT by Uncle Lonny
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To: Wings-n-Wind
Politicians hate it when their slaves defend their lives when the criminal element try to take them. To any politician, at one time I thought that there were some honest ones but reality has beaten that thought from my mind, the only life they consider sacred is theirs. The lives of their consequents , in their minds, their slaves, are important only as it pertains to their votes.

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.

42 posted on 07/29/2013 5:46:38 AM PDT by sport
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To: Farmer Dean
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.

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.

43 posted on 07/29/2013 7:32:04 AM PDT by zeugma (Be a truechimer, not a falseticker!)
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To: jwalsh07
They don’t teach who, what, where and when any more in journalism school. They teach “compassion” in some dialect of Turkish evidently.

I think they should move to a non Indo-European language. ;)

44 posted on 07/29/2013 8:02:01 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: zeugma

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.


45 posted on 07/29/2013 8:05:14 AM PDT by libstripper (A)
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