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  • I tend to lean conservative and no the driver should not be charged

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    10 20.41%
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    3 6.12%
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Thread: Car vs Protesters - Who was right?

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    Re: Car vs Protesters - Who was right?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Then show the law that says that driving slowly through a crowd is illegal then... Since I, and thousands of others, have done it many times I would like to know that I was breaking the law. Thank you.
    Sorry for being confusing. My response was to your statement that said:

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    I don't see an assault. I see a person who thought that they could drive slowly through, came up a little too fast and was set upon by a crowd.
    Not to the legality of it as covered in the rest of your statement. I have no idea of what the law states about slowly trying to push your way through a crowd while in a car.

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    Re: Car vs Protesters - Who was right?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Think about that for a second: you see a car you think is trying to run people over, and you're reaction is to run out in front of it....

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    They didnt run in front of it but as a matter of fact some would to try to stop the car.

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    Re: Car vs Protesters - Who was right?

    Quote Originally Posted by Amandi View Post
    They didnt run in front of it but as a matter of fact some would to try to stop the car.
    Many did run out in front of it and there's no evidence anyone did anything to stop the car. FYI braking the windshield doesn't stop the car.

    The mob cared so little for the girl about to be ran over that not one person performed any action to actually halt the vehicle.

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    Re: Car vs Protesters - Who was right?

    FYI, not one person on this board who leans conservative has voted that the driver should be charged.
    Ted Cruz is the dumbest person alive.

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    Re: Car vs Protesters - Who was right?

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    FYI, not one person on this board who leans conservative has voted that the driver should be charged.
    You only gave people 1 choice. Those of us who think both the driver and the crowd should be charged are not represented in your poll.

    You also left out people of other leans.

    I suggest googling how to make a proper poll and try again.

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    Re: Car vs Protesters - Who was right?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Many did run out in front of it and there's no evidence anyone did anything to stop the car. FYI braking the windshield doesn't stop the car.

    The mob cared so little for the girl about to be ran over that not one person performed any action to actually halt the vehicle.
    That might be true. I am not and have never defended that actions of the mob, I just am not going to excuse the actions of the driver.

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    Re: Car vs Protesters - Who was right?

    Quote Originally Posted by Amandi View Post
    That might be true. I am not and have never defended that actions of the mob, I just am not going to excuse the actions of the driver.
    I don't excuse either. Never have. A lot of people think that speaking against the driver is to defend the mob, or speaking against the mob is to defend the driver. They're both wrong and both need to have charges filed.

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    Re: Car vs Protesters - Who was right?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    I don't excuse either. Never have. A lot of people think that speaking against the driver is to defend the mob, or speaking against the mob is to defend the driver. They're both wrong and both need to have charges filed.
    Now we are on the same page. I have several friends mad at me because I wont compare the riots in Ferguson with the Stonewall riots of NY and try to tell me I am a hypocrit because I speak out against the Ferguson rioters while, at the same time, I am an out transgender advocate. Very little between the two are comparable.

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    Re: Car vs Protesters - Who was right?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mithros View Post
    I'm pretty sure that you're not allowed to run someone over if you're in a bad mental state either.

    Pearls of wisdom aside, and discounting the obvious difference between fast moving traffic and stopped vehicles....: Here's all you need to know.
    1). The driver approached the protesters, not the other way around. There was a clear path for the driver to back up and leave.
    2). The protesters did not appear to make any attempt to enter the vehicle.

    Hitting someone intentionally with a car is using deadly force. The only way that it is justified is if your life is being threatened and it's your only option. Obviously the driver could have just backed up and avoided the situation altogether. Also, it would be extremely difficult to argue that a reasonable person would think the driver was in lethal danger. Ergo guilty.

    I don't care who was in the car, and who was outside. I don't care what the protest was about. That driver should be charged with assault with a deadly weapon. Arguing otherwise is kind of nonsensical.
    Any good lawyer could use any number of denfenses to get this person off. Facing an mob angry enough to block traffic will easily evoke a primal "fight or flight" response.

    Anyway, unless faced with a very hostile DA, or she ends up with too many Michael Brown huggers on the jury---she'll get off.
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    Re: Car vs Protesters - Who was right?

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    FYI, not one person on this board who leans conservative has voted that the driver should be charged.
    I didn't bother voting as the choices don't cover what I would want...
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    Usually a gag for wise mouthed insulting little girls. Then some good nylon rope so I can tie them up, toss them in the trunk of my car and forget about them.

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