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Revisiting the Dunn Verdict w/Guest Panelists

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Legal Definition Stand Your Ground Law: A stand-your-ground law is a type of self-defense law that gives individuals the right to use deadly force to defend themselves without any requirement to evade or retreat from a dangerous situation. It is law in certain 26 or more jurisdictions within the United States. The basis may lie in either statutory law or common law precedents or both.

Case Background:

In November of 2012, 45-year-old software engineer Michael Dunn pulled into a gas station in Jacksonville, Florida, next to an SUV filled with black teenagers listening to loud music that he would later describe as "rap crap." He asked the teens to turn their music down, and sometime after they refused, he fired 10 rounds into the SUV, three of which struck 17-year-old Jordan Davis, ripping through his liver, lung and aorta, killing him instantly. Dunn claims that before he fired, Davis reached down and retrieved a double-barreled shotgun, and pointed it at Dunn. , the jury reached its verdict, finding Dunn guilty on four of five counts — including three counts of second-degree attempted murder — but deadlocking on the first-degree murder charge. Dunn now faces 60 years in jail.

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Stand Your Ground Law, was it used or not to weight evidence?   Upcoming SYG related cases coming in the future i.e, Marissa Alexander (Jacksonville, Florida) 20 yrs for 3 counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon) Mandatory Minimum..


19 year old Renisha McBride- shot in the head and killed on the door step of a man named Ted Wafer, seeking help after a car crash (Dearborn Heights, Michigan) suburb of detroit).
 
Are you for SYG repeal or language change of the law.

D.A. Angela Corey, should she be replaced and Why? and MORE...

   

 

 

 

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