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Jury finds Roderick Scott not guilty (indicted for self-defense shooting)
Copyright 20062009 GateHouse Media, Inc. Some Rights Reserved. ^ | Dec 19, 2009 @ 10:29 AM | By Staff reports

Posted on 12/20/2009 7:30:08 AM PST by Behind Liberal Lines

Rochester, N.Y. —After nearly 20 hours of deliberating, a jury has found Roderick Scott not guilty of manslaughter.

Scott says he never meant to shoot and kill 16-year-old Christopher Cervini in April, when he caught the teenager and two others breaking into cars in his neighborhood.

Scott faced a charge of first-degree manslaughter. His trial in state Supreme Court began Nov. 30.

Scott says Cervini threatened him — and he fired his gun in self-defense....

Assistant District Attorney Julie Finnochio said she respects the verdict and recognizes that it was a difficult case.

"I just hope it's not a message to the community that you have the right to shoot a 17-year-old unarmed kid for trying to break into a car," she said.

But Scott's attorney John Parrinello hopes it does send a message.

"That people that are out there take responsibility like Rod did that night," Parrinello said. "As I said, he was being a good neighbor and in an instant your life can change."

(Excerpt) Read more at mpnnow.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; US: New York
KEYWORDS: amendment; banglist; banglistforever; drunk; manslaughter; parents; punk; second; selfdefense
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Was this a black/white thing?


51 posted on 12/20/2009 10:32:41 AM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Rudolphus
"Next time something like this happens to you call the cops and call for pizza delivery. See which gets there first."

Hey, now there's an idea, don't call 911, call one of those pizza guys who carries! Help will be there guaranteed, in 30 minutes or less, or else your pizza is free!

52 posted on 12/20/2009 10:45:14 AM PST by Bob Mc
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To: Lazamataz

:-)


53 posted on 12/20/2009 10:58:08 AM PST by NucSubs ( Cognitive dissonance: Conflict or anxiety resulting from inconsistency between beliefs and actions)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
he caught the teenager and two others breaking into cars in his neighborhood.

Horse thieves. Hang'em or shoot'em. Either is appropriate.

54 posted on 12/20/2009 11:05:21 AM PST by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

I had three cars broken into in my driveway last night.All I can say is that they are quite fortunate they were extra quiet about it and I didn’t find out about it till later this morning or there might have been additional headlines in the paper this morning.


55 posted on 12/20/2009 11:06:20 AM PST by eastforker (.If you design an idiot proof gadget, society will just build a better idiot!)
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To: Sacajaweau

It would have been better if it were a report of *3* dead criminals, shot dead in the act.


56 posted on 12/20/2009 11:38:55 AM PST by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi!)
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To: Bob Mc; Rudolphus
"Next time something like this happens to you call the cops and call for pizza delivery. See which gets there first."

Hey, now there's an idea, don't call 911, call one of those pizza guys who carries! Help will be there guaranteed, in 30 minutes or less, or else your pizza is free!

A great Capitalist ideal.

How about: Gun n' Pizza

57 posted on 12/20/2009 12:08:32 PM PST by TYVets (Let's Roll!!! The leadership of the GOP has no spine and no guts, but we conservatives do)
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To: LachlanMinnesota

“Just me, maybe, but I would never use deadly force to defend a car, regardless of what the law says.”
Well, you wouldn’t be “defending a car”. You’d be defending your property.
You have to decide what you are willing to live with.
“Should it be the death penalty for the crime of stealing a car?”
Should property owners have to suffer the loss and or destruction of their property rights at the whim of some thief? I don’t believe so. I believe that if you embark upon a criminal activity, whatever befalls you is on you and no one else.
The govt has already proven beyond all doubt that it is incapable of handling most crime. There is too much of it, and the penalties do not deter. As a result we make more laws, criminalize more activity and end up impinging on honest citizens’ freedoms and rights.
Enough already.


58 posted on 12/20/2009 12:50:39 PM PST by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: Lazamataz

Without the appropriate license and tags.


59 posted on 12/20/2009 12:55:30 PM PST by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: TYVets; Rudolphus; Bob Mc
Hey, now there's an idea, don't call 911, call one of those pizza guys who carries! Help will be there guaranteed, in 30 minutes or less, or else your pizza is free!

A great Capitalist ideal. How about: Gun n' Pizza

Or even better: A florist shop / protection agency known as "Guns N Roses".


60 posted on 12/20/2009 1:17:46 PM PST by Lazamataz (DEFINITION: rac-ist (rA'sis't) 1. Anyone who disagrees with a liberal about any topic.)
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To: Sacajaweau
"Kids do stupid things...but these kids weren't physically threatening anyone.... "

Hmmmm....Apparently you have some information that the jury did not have...Maybe you ought to have gone to the prosecutor with said evidence and prevented this (in your mind) miscarriage of justice..

In the same spirit of the key knowledge that you have, I KNOW that these kids were going to beat this man to death, mutilate his body and then burn down his house with his wife and kids inside.../sarc

What a Nation of wimps this has become!

61 posted on 12/20/2009 2:58:34 PM PST by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

There’s no mention that Scott was a black man or that Cervini was a white teenager!


62 posted on 07/17/2013 2:10:18 PM PDT by neverdem (Register pressure cookers! /s)
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To: LachlanMinnesota
Just me, maybe, but I would never use deadly force to defend a car

He used deadly force to defend himself .... after he went out and informed the 3 little angels that he'd called the police the dead one (drunk at the time) rushed him.

63 posted on 07/17/2013 3:12:50 PM PDT by tx_eggman (Liberalism is only possible in that moment when a man chooses Barabas over Christ.)
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To: tx_eggman

Wow, a response from a 2009 post - don’t even remember the case.

I certain wahtever I said was brillieant though, because I wasn’t old and senile four years ago.


64 posted on 07/17/2013 3:39:39 PM PDT by LachlanMinnesota
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To: neverdem

Indeed not. And notice that the vast majority of people here defended the black man, yet the libs say conservatives would have made the case different if the reverse occurred. Where were the white riots? Where was the media on this?


65 posted on 07/20/2013 6:08:07 AM PDT by Pinkbell
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To: LachlanMinnesota
Wow, a response from a 2009 post -

Sorry, I've been in a bourbon induced coma since Joe Cada won the World Series of Poker in November .... just woke up.

66 posted on 07/20/2013 8:03:53 AM PDT by tx_eggman (Liberalism is only possible in that moment when a man chooses Barabas over Christ.)
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