Law Forum : White man killed a black father in front of his children over parking charged with manslaughter

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    All I can do is :facepalm:

    ...At a July 20 press conference about the incident, Bob Gualtieri, the Pinellas County sheriff, said that the county won't be pressing any charges against Drejka because of Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law. The statute states that a person can use deadly force if they "reasonably believe that using or threatening to use such force is necessary to prevent imminent death or great bodily harm."

    https://www.businessinsider.com/flo...er-wont-face-charges-stand-your-ground-2018-7

    A white man shot and killed a black father in front of his children over a parking spot and he won't face any charges because of a Florida law

    Michael Drejka, 47, shot and killed Markeis McGlockton, 28, last week over a dispute about a parking spot, according to reports. But Drejka won't face any charges because he claims she shot McGlockton out of self-defense, per Florida's Stand Your...
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    A white man shot and killed a black father in front of his children over a parking spot and he won't face any charges because of a Florida law
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    ...Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri declined to arrest him, claiming his hands were tied by Florida’s Stand Your Ground law. But that is not true, and Gualtieri’s misrepresentation of the law has renewed misguided criticism of Florida’s approach to self-defense, which contrary to popular misconception does not give a free pass to armed hotheads who claim to have fired out of fear.

    https://nypost.com/2018/07/24/no-the-stand-your-ground-law-doesnt-protect-florida-killer/

    No, the 'Stand Your Ground' law doesn't protect Florida killer

    Markeis McGlockton and Michael Drejka both overreacted during their brief, fatal encounter in the parking lot of a Florida convenience store last week. McGlockton overreacted by pushing Drejka to the
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    No, the ‘Stand Your Ground’ law doesn’t protect Florida killer


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    ...During the press conference Tuesday, July 24 attorney Michele Rayner said allowing Michael Drejka, 47, to use the Stand Your Ground defense in the shooting death of Markeis McGlockton Sr., 28, is tantamount to "sanctioning murder."
    Circle A store owner Ali Salous said he witnessed a similar heated argument between Drejka and another man who had illegally parked in a handicapped space two months ago, he said Drejka repeatedly antagonized customers at the store...
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    https://patch.com/florida/clearwater/attorney-says-stand-your-ground-defense-not-justified-shooting

    Attorney Says Stand Your Ground Defense Not Justified In Shooting

    The family of a 28-year-old man killed in what authorities are calling a Stand Your Ground shooting pleaded for the shooter's prosecution.
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    Attorney Says Stand Your Ground Defense Not Justified In Shooting
    The family of a 28-year-old man killed in what authorities are calling a Stand Your Ground shooting pleaded for the shooter's prosecution
    By D'Ann Lawrence White, Patch Staff
     
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    :facepalm: Let's hope so.

    ...“If he was in fear of bodily harm or death the video doesn’t show it,” Rickman says. Based on the footage, Rickman says he believes prosecutors have enough evidence for a second-degree murder conviction.

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/fatal-shooting-sparking-debate-florida-211424626.html

    A Fatal Shooting Is Sparking New Debate About Florida's Stand Your Ground Law. It Could Be Even Harder to Prosecute This Time

    "Stand Your Ground shouldn't make Florida the Wild West"
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    A Fatal Shooting Is Sparking New Debate About Florida's Stand Your Ground Law. It Could Be Even Harder to Prosecute This Time
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    Protests erupted in Florida after the killing of Markeis McGlockton. And the Baltimore Police Department responds to reports of a wave of killing in the city.
    https://www.usatoday.com/story/opin...-spot-didnt-need-end-death-readers/849251002/

    Altercation over parking spot didn’t need to end in death: Readers sound off

    Protests erupted in Florida after the killing of Markeis McGlockton. And the Baltimore Police Department responds to reports of a wave of killing in the city.
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    Crump drew comparisons Thursday to the case of Martin, a 17-year-old black youth who was fatally shot by George Zimmerman, a Hispanic man who was his Orlando-area neighborhood's watch captain...
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    Attorney Benjamin Crump, center, flanked by Britany Jacobs, left, and Clearwater attorney Michele Rayner, right, speaks to the media at the Pinellas County Criminal Justice Center Thursday, July 26, 2018, in Clearwater, Fla. Crump, an attorney for the family of Markeis McGlockton, an unarmed black man fatally shot by a white man in a Florida parking lot said Thursday that race is the reason no charges have been filed after the videotaped altercation. (Douglas R. Clifford/Tampa Bay Times via AP)

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/attorney-white-man-must-charged-killing-black-man-160505143.html

    Attorney: Parking lot shooting of man 'cold-blooded murder'

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — An attorney for the family of an unarmed black man fatally shot by a white man in a Florida parking lot said Thursday that race is the reason no charges have been filed after the videotaped altercation.
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    Attorney: Parking lot shooting of man 'cold-blooded murder'
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    Florida 'stand your ground' shooter Michael Drejka charged with manslaughter
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    Florida 'stand your ground' shooter Michael Drejka charged with manslaughter

    The Florida man who invoked the "stand your ground" self-defense law after shooting a black man in a dispute over a parking space was charged Monday with manslaughter, officials said. Michael Drejka, 48, was arrested Monday morning in the fatal...
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    PHOTO: Michael Drejka is seen in an Aug. 13, 2018 photo provided by the Pinellas County, Fla., Sheriff's Office. (Pinellas County Sheriff's Office via AP)

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    PHOTO: In this July 19, 2018, image taken from surveillance video released by the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, Markeis McGlockton, far left, is shot by Michael Drejka during an altercation in the parking lot of a convenience store in Clearwater, Fla. (Pinellas County Sheriff's Office via AP)


     
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    IMO the shooter definitely overreacted and should have been charged with murder. Also in my opinion the guy that came up and shoved him to the ground was a complete ******* and the lesson here is don't do crap like that. You just don't know who you are messing with and you might be messing with a nut like this shooter was. Keep your cool.
     
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