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

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...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/florida-man-shot-killed-father-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

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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


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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...

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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: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

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