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    Texas man gets 40 years in stand-your-ground case


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    Re: Texas man gets 40 years in stand-your-ground case

    There is a huge difference between the Zimmerman case and the one here in Houston. In the Texas case, a guy with a gun walked onto his neighbor's property, threatening them with a gun, before shooting 3 unarmed people, one of which who died. And besides, the Castle Doctrine in Texas is a lot different than Stand Your Ground in Florida. The only thing Florida's Stand Your Ground law is doing in Texas is making some looneys believe that they have a license to kill, and then ending up in prison.
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    Re: Texas man gets 40 years in stand-your-ground case

    I take issue with this sentence of the article:

    Texas' version of a stand-your-ground law is known as the Castle Doctrine.
    Castle Doctrine is a defense of habitation law, meaning that it only applies to ones dwelling. The author obviously has no idea what they're talking about, which is further exemplified by the shameless comparison to the Zimmerman case.
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    Re: Texas man gets 40 years in stand-your-ground case

    Quote Originally Posted by Lokiate View Post
    I take issue with this sentence of the article:



    Castle Doctrine is a defense of habitation law, meaning that it only applies to ones dwelling. The author obviously has no idea what they're talking about, which is further exemplified by the shameless comparison to the Zimmerman case.
    In fact, the law would have supported the victims if they had shot Rodriguez.

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    Re: Texas man gets 40 years in stand-your-ground case

    Quote Originally Posted by Fishstyx View Post
    In fact, the law would have supported the victims if they had shot Rodriguez.
    it would have, but they were unarmed, so he gets to call TDC his home for a very long time. 3 murders in cold blood and no death penalty surprises me.
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    Re: Texas man gets 40 years in stand-your-ground case

    This is what you get when you allow more and more legal space for citizens to kill each other.

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    Re: Texas man gets 40 years in stand-your-ground case

    how can someone not tell the difference between the castle doctrine and stand your ground or any other self defense laws.the guy was clearly an idiot with no idea on what his states laws were.

    on the plus side atleast his gun didnt come from eric holder or fast and furious
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    Re: Texas man gets 40 years in stand-your-ground case

    Quote Originally Posted by beerftw View Post
    how can someone not tell the difference between the castle doctrine and stand your ground or any other self defense laws.the guy was clearly an idiot with no idea on what his states laws were.

    on the plus side atleast his gun didnt come from eric holder or fast and furious
    His brain did, though. LOL.
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    Re: Texas man gets 40 years in stand-your-ground case

    I a guy walks in to my yard with a weapon I think someone is about to be shot.
    It's nothing more than X's and O's.

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    Re: Texas man gets 40 years in stand-your-ground case

    Quote Originally Posted by RadicalModerate View Post
    This is what you get when you allow more and more legal space for citizens to kill each other.
    Nah, it's what happens when dumbasses think they're above the law.
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