Having opinions all over the map is a good sign of a person capable of autonomous thinking. Felix -2011
Self defense is an affirmative defense and the burden of proof is on the defense to show clear and convincing evidence that the defendant's actions were reasonable. It is not enough to just claim that the situation was stressful or unfamiliar, he has to demonstrate that his use of deadly force was reasonable. "Reasonable" is not so broad a term as to be just what the defendant believes to be reasonable, but more narrow than that. And to the benefit of the defense the burden of proof is not even the same as the prosecution must demonstrate (beyond a reasonable doubt). All the defense needs to do is demonstrate clear and convincing evidence. In the Dunn case there was none of that.
I have wondered about the alcohol issue as well.
Who knows, the guy has excuses for all of his deplorable behavior. Luckily the jury seemed to see right through it.
It's encouraged and recommended that you *remove yourself from the *immediate danger area* of the scene of the *said* threat. Leaving the premises is not egregious, and easily able to be articulated plus no law was broken
Conservatives believe the government is incompetent, and seek to elect people who will prove it
Ignorance is Bliss Bliss is the same as happiness US Christian conservatives are the happiest in the US according to studies Do you see a connection?
You can never be safe from a government that can keep you completely safe from each other and the world. You must choose.