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Miami woman killed a teen burglar as he fled her home, police say. Should she be charged?

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posted on Mar, 17 2016 @ 05:44 PM
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a reply to: ReadLeader

Well according to the wording of Florida's Stand Your Ground law signed by Jeb Bush, this lady was well within her rights of shooting this guy. (Read Up) Now him being a kid emotionally charges the situation as does him being black. This is why Justice is supposed to be blind to keep the radical lynch mobs out of the prosecution process. Being a 21 year vet and cop, the facts and circumstances of the case need to be investigated and weighed by a jury. But opinions from ignorant people who've quickly skimmed a slanted article from the Washington Post will suffice for this meaningless thread of electrons...Here's a Participation Medal...




posted on Mar, 17 2016 @ 05:49 PM
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If a cop did it would it be a crime.

If you say no, then you have to let the woman off, imo.



posted on Mar, 17 2016 @ 05:59 PM
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I found this and thought it would be a good idea to post it here...

www.cleveland.com...



posted on Mar, 17 2016 @ 06:01 PM
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a reply to: IridescentPhoenix

Thanks for the 411, and thanks for your service; it's a dog eat dog world out there and our LEO are wearing dog bone underwear!.

Thanks for posting.



posted on Mar, 17 2016 @ 06:06 PM
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originally posted by: mamabeth
I found this and thought it would be a good idea to post it here...

www.cleveland.com...


Considering this happened in Florida, your post is irrelevant. Different states have different laws.



posted on Mar, 17 2016 @ 06:06 PM
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So never shoot someone when they're fleeing from you. Period.

There's some confusion/conflicting reports as to what happened here. If it's a confrontation, then shot him. If you're in your house and he comes in. Shoot him. Don't shoot someone in the back though. That's a cardinal rule of self defense-Rule 1 just make sure you're safe and out of danger. Shooting them when they're running away can get you Murder charges and can RE-esculate the situation putting you at risk again.

Second point is, if you break into someone's house you better be prepared to be hurt/shot/bitten/beaten up. A person's house is they're sanctuary, their safe place. Breaking into a house is one of the most dangerous things you can do, in my opinion. Don't do it. Ever!

The interview by the relative is the worse though, when she says. "How is he supposed to afford clothes for school?" or something like that. AS if crime is an acceptable way for a child to get some extra money.



posted on Mar, 17 2016 @ 06:16 PM
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a reply to: mamabeth

Thanks Mama! Good find.

Thanks for posting




posted on Mar, 17 2016 @ 06:31 PM
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a reply to: Khaleesi

I have to answer according to the gun laws of the state that I live in!
BECAUSE,that is all I know...my state gun laws! If I travel to another
state THEN I look up their gun laws because I conceal carry!



posted on Mar, 17 2016 @ 06:36 PM
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a reply to: ReadLeader

She couldnt run after him?

Who doesnt like a good chase?

I woudlnt have shot him. I definitely would have caught him though....and who knows if he would have submitted or fought.

I could shoot someone in the back. If I want you dead any old spot will do. I dont know how she could be so personally involved so as to want him dead.

Is this war? No it is not.

How about its just stuff. How about the cops probably would have caught him panting for breath after a couple blocks.

This was wrong. She is not a responsible gun owner.

Wrong


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posted on Mar, 17 2016 @ 06:37 PM
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originally posted by: mamabeth
a reply to: Khaleesi

I have to answer according to the gun laws of the state that I live in!
BECAUSE,that is all I know...my state gun laws! If I travel to another
state THEN I look up their gun laws because I conceal carry!


I hear ya! Keep carrying and stay safe!



posted on Mar, 17 2016 @ 06:59 PM
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Some very intelligent posts from some very responsible gun owners, and CCW holders. I do not have enough info on this crime to make a judgement, conflicting stories. If he was shot in the back fleeing the scene, she should face charges. MHO.



posted on Mar, 17 2016 @ 07:04 PM
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a reply to: ReadLeader

If cops can kill kids to protect their lives, I don't see why people can't in their own damn home. This is a broken part about the justice system in America.



posted on Mar, 17 2016 @ 07:05 PM
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originally posted by: reddragon2015
a reply to: ReadLeader

If cops can kill kids to protect their lives, I don't see why people can't in their own damn home. This is a broken part about the justice system in America.


When she shot him, he wasn't in her home.



posted on Mar, 17 2016 @ 07:09 PM
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Well she turned herself into a murderer, worse than a thief even. The law was on the way and she was not in any danger apparently. Not disregarding theft but she is not judge/jury/executioner and probably has no business owning a gun with her poor judgement.



posted on Mar, 17 2016 @ 07:10 PM
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Best weapon for home protection, 12 gauge pump, good guys and bad guys recognize that sound, saved my life once in a bar, guy came in racked it, I dropped to the floor, along with the bartender, and he busted every bottle in the bar, walked outside, and the cops got him a block down carrying an empty shotgun.



posted on Mar, 17 2016 @ 09:06 PM
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a reply to: vonclod

Do you think that because of her history she may get a break, or not even be charged?

Thanks for posting Von!





posted on Mar, 18 2016 @ 12:47 AM
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a reply to: ReadLeader

Sorry I couldn't read anything from the link other than the info in your OP..they want me to subscribe..lol. Im speaking in general terms regarding shooting a person fleeing a property crime. There could be more to this case that we do not know but I would think she will be charged with something. Anything could happen in todays legal system.
Cheers



posted on Mar, 18 2016 @ 07:07 AM
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a reply to: vonclod

Here is another link for you Von, it's from the Miami Herald

Sorry you could not open the original.

Thanks for posting




posted on Mar, 18 2016 @ 09:34 AM
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While i myself may not have shot a burglar in the back as he was fleeing-my general sentiment on the issue is:

You do burglary and housebreaking-you got what was coming to you. Stealing the belongings of others,who may not be much better off than you,could be seen as grossly unfair by the home owners/occupiers. They may decide to retaliate in a grossly unsporting way.

Moral of the story:

Don't be a burglar. Lessens your chances of being shot in the back-or the face. Simple as that.
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posted on Mar, 18 2016 @ 11:50 AM
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a reply to: Raxoxane

Its pretty much right on target Raox!


Don't be a burglar. Lessens your chances of being shot in the back-or the face. Simple as that.

AS always, 'play stupid games, win stupid prizes' ( I just really like that quote, thanks Kangaro)





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