Tuesday, July 08, 2008

This Is Why the Castle Doctrine and "Stand Your Ground" are Needed

Upstate Man Freed After Conviction Overturned | WSPA A case of self-defense, prosecuted and a man convicted of 2nd degree murder for protecting his own life.
Cash was only 23 years old when his life changed forever. He was in Florida when he says he picked up a hitchhiker. “The car door wouldn’t open so I was trying to get out the window. He grabbed my leg and started dragging me down the road. That’s when I shot back in the car,” he remembered.
For that, for refusing to die by being dragged down the street, he was convicted.

The prosecutor in the original case should be tarred and feathered. What should he have done? Called 911 on his cellphone and wait for police to scrape his corpse off the road?

People on the Left love to say that no one was ever prosecuted for self-defense. But the truth is a little different. This guy defended himself, and was sent to prison for refusing to die. He spent 10 years in prison.

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