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Originally posted by kro32
He shoulda just called the cops. Not like he didn't have enough time to hit 911.
I agree he shouldn't be in jail or anything and this is an example of how firearms usually cause more problems than they solve. Had he not had a weapon he would have handled the situation differently (like calling the cops) but instead his first instinct was to grab his firearm.
Pulling a gun on a kid should be an absolute last resort and this was not the case here otherwise he would have shot him dead.
Originally posted by keepureye2thesky
Originally posted by lestweforget
This would most likely have had a different outcome had the boy been brought up on assault charges prior.
I'd like to add that he wasn't protecting his daughter he was flexing his muscle and it bit him in the ass.
Originally posted by tlasalt
Completely over the top punishment. This man should of got a slap on the wrist at the most.
But It leaves one big question in my mind, Why did a fully grown man need a pistol to scare off a minor? What happened to fists, surely he could of just given him a clip round the ears (or beaten the crap out of him) and thrown him off his land.edit on 12/6/2011 by tlasalt because: clip round the ears was harsh enough.
Originally posted by kro32
Originally posted by Reprobation
reply to post by Vitchilo
Another example of the corrupt so called justice system...stupid jururs.
Jurors do not get to write their own laws you know. There were specific crimes laid out before them (read them above) and they do not have the option of looking at things outside the scope of that. Every law presented them was a no-brainer as to what their decision was with no wiggle room whatsoever.
The jurors could not have decided differently if they wanted too. The issue isn't that he broke the laws though it's more about the mandatory sentence which does not allow a judge to look at other evidence as to the reasons why a crime was committed. In this case neither the jurors or the judge could do anything to help this man out.
The law had effectively tied their hands.
Originally posted by MrStyx
The whole thing still sounds fishy cause if the man had to go that far, he should have already called 911 for the kidnapping of his daughter, doesn't make sense you let your kid get abducted in front of you under hostile conditions. You wait for her safe return? I'm thinking it didn't go down as stated.
Originally posted by DZAG Wright
Most of you would be in the same trouble or more than this guy from reading your replies. You have to know the gun laws of your State.
Here in FL and probably most other States, even if you have concealed weapons permit and lawfully owned gun...you're never supposed to show it or use it to intimidate anyone. When the guy did this he earned himself a charge. Secondly, he fired a warning shot thus earning himself another charge.
Bottom line he handled the situation like some of you backwood residents are proclaiming you would have and he got hemmed up.
What should have happened is his wife should have called 911 and then called him afterward. He should have come home and found the police already there or if not they would have been on the way. But no, he's probably a member at this site where there seems to be a high number of Daniel Boone types who really believe that shid they be typing.
Originally posted by anjl32
Where the h*** is justice? What about the abusive boyfriend? Did he serve time too? This is such complete bs!!! I was attacked in my car by an ex-boyfriend who literally climbed into my lap, grabbed the back of my head by my hair and was trying to kiss me...all while I was trying to drive down the road. I had told him I was done with his abuse and done with him. When he "kissed" me, I bit his lip. He in turn threw the hot cup of coffee that I had just purchased on me and proceeded to grab the steering wheel forcing me into the oncoming traffic lane. Luckily, it was early and there was no traffic! I immediately pulled over to a gas station and called the cops (from a payphone as the clerk inside refused to allow me to call them from the "company phone"). The cops came, saw the coffee on me, but threatened to take ME to jail, as his lip was bleeding from where I had bit him! So I didn't press charges. The same cops, then offered my ex a ride to work, as that was where we were heading to begin with! Our "law and order" system is a complete joke!!!! There is no protection against abusive parents or partners.....it's all one big joke....and the victims are the butt of it!!!!! >
Originally posted by TheOrangeBrood
Originally posted by essanance
The father should be released from prison and the ..POS pansy ass woman beater should be tortured to death using Spanish Inquisition type methods .We need to take our country back from this madness , if you are an evil doer if you hurt the innocent ...YOU DESERVE EVERYTHING YOU GET AND MORE ......
How do we know she wasn't hitting him first? Innocent my foot! This source SUCKS! How can you make assumptions like that?
I'd like to hear both sides of this story before hearing brash monologues about killing young men out of "justice".edit on 13-6-2011 by TheOrangeBrood because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Conspiracy Now
*snip*Were talking about Florida police here...some of the worst in the nation, they can't be trusted anymore...haven't you people been watching police videos lately?*snip*