[quote]Professor X wrote:
The guy had a history of mental health problems and attacked cops with a butcher knife and a hatchet. His family is trying to ride the Trayvon Martin wave and cash in. Disgusting, and you sheep are eating it right up.
The case has already been scheduled for investigation by a Grand Jury. [/quote]
LOL at being for “stand your ground” in one thread but perfectly ok with cops breaking down someone’s door and that person NOT being allowed to protect his home and self from it.
LO fucking L[/quote]
You can not attack cops no matter where you are you fucking idiot.[/quote]
There is a bit of a story to this, but I promise there is a point. I used to live fairly close to an ex U.S. Army Special Forces soldier. Some people call them Green Berets, but a beret is an ugly french head piece. Anyway, he ran a jump school and he was proficient at jumping out of a plane anyway that is humanly possible and landing without a scratch. He told a couple stories about his time in Vietnam, but only to people who would not ask him about it, and he appeared to miss being there. One of the things he said that I will never forget is that he sits awake for several hours some nights with a rifle in his hands, a round in the chamber, a loaded magazine, the safety off, and his index finger on the trigger, just hoping some guys try to come through the door, so he can blow them away.
As we all know, police sometimes break into homes that they suspect illegal drugs are in, and they try to do this as quickly as possible, so the suspected criminal(s) cannot get rid of said drugs before police get inside. Hypothetically speaking, if police tried to break into the ex SF soldier’s house and he mowed them down as soon as the cops hit the door, and there were no drugs in the home, was the ex SF soldier doing something illegal by protecting his home from police?
That would depend wouldn’t it? If he knew he was shooting at police and he was not able to substantiate a “reasonable” case that he was in genuine fear for his life or insane then he would be “doing something illegal” wouldn’t he?
EDIT: Another thing. If he revealed or it came out that he had “s[a]t awake for several hours…with a rifle in his hands, a round in the chamber, a loaded magazine, the safety off, and his index finger on the trigger, just hoping some guys try to come through the door, so he can blow them away” then that would:
A. Help with a “not guilty on the grounds of insanity” plea
B. Indicate premeditation which would invite “murder” charges(as opposed to manslaughter) by the prosecutor and also undermine the defenedant’s insanity defence, because the premeditation indicates some ability to act rationally.