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Justice has been served. Texas man who killed neighbor over loud music, found guilty.

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posted on Jun, 14 2012 @ 12:36 PM
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Good.

Glad that POS was found guilty for killing an unarmed teacher. Teacher may have egged it on but that is still no excuse to kill him.

gma.yahoo.com...



By ANTHONY CASTELLANO

A jury has convicted a Texas man for murdering his neighbor during a confrontation over loud music two years ago, rejecting a claim that he was within his rights to fatally shoot the man under Texas' version of a "stand-your-ground" law.

Raul Rodriguez, 47, faces up to life in prison for the killing of Kelly Danaher, 36. Sentencing is scheduled to begin today.

"I'm just glad he can't hurt anybody else," Danaher's wife, Mindy, said. "I love my husband, and I miss him so much ... and he helped all of us get through this today."

It took the jury less than six hours Wednesday to decide between self-defense and murder. Jurors, apparently agreeing with prosecutors that Rodriguez, a retired Houston-area firefighter, was a trigger-happy neighborhood bully.

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posted on Jun, 14 2012 @ 12:40 PM
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Good, maybe that will set the example for anyone else who thinks they can play the law like a fiddle. I kinda figured he'd go up for at least manslaughter.



posted on Jun, 14 2012 @ 12:47 PM
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Damn that was fast



posted on Jun, 14 2012 @ 12:49 PM
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Wow, Texas doesn't waste anytime does it.
Justice is served!



posted on Jun, 14 2012 @ 12:59 PM
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I didn't know they strung up all those trigger-happy compadres quite so fast there in that ole' Wild West, partner...

Now can all the liberals get off the "stand-your-ground laws will kill us all!!!" bandwagon? People are gonna figure out real quick it's not an excuse to get away with murder.



posted on Jun, 14 2012 @ 01:03 PM
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Now can all the liberals get off the "stand-your-ground laws will kill us all!!!" bandwagon? People are gonna figure out real quick it's not an excuse to get away with murder.


So it's only liberals that don't want to be murdered? Is there anything that isn't partisan to you?

And, for the record, the fact that this guy wasn't able to use this as a defense, doesn't bring the dead teacher back to life.

See, no matter what happens to the shooter, the other guy is still dead.

Oh but the person about to murder me might get life in jail or the death penalty.... Yes, but, I will still be DEAD.

Think about the fact that this guys first response to a noise complaint was to get his gun. That, my friend, is the problem. Not gun laws, or lack there of, not stand your ground laws, or lack there of, the kneejerk reaction to grab a gun, that's the problem.

But who am I to step in between you and your right to risk the lives of those around you in the off chance you are having a bad day and are packing.

As the economy continues to flounder, and more and more people lose their jobs and homes, I'm thinking some of you pro guns no regulations people will start changing your mind on everyone's right to have access to a gun.



posted on Jun, 14 2012 @ 01:13 PM
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So it's only liberals that don't want to be murdered? Is there anything that isn't partisan to you?

No, I'd imagine most people don't want to be murdered, and my views on various issues span both sides of the aisle. But, this issue primarily has aggravated those identifying as liberal or democrat, in my experience.

I also don't want to be murdered, or held liable for defending myself - and that's why I support SYG laws.


And, for the record, the fact that this guy wasn't able to use this as a defense, doesn't bring the dead teacher back to life.

See, no matter what happens to the shooter, the other guy is still dead.

Oh but the person about to murder me might get life in jail or the death penalty.... Yes, but, I will still be DEAD.

And you'll still be dead if you don't stand your ground in some situations, or otherwise sent to prison yourself for doing so. The fact of the matter is that the murderer has been sentenced to justice just like any other, and the message has been sent that SYG laws are not "Wild West" permits to get away with it. They have their valid purpose - outside that, you're a criminal like any other if you act as such.


Think about the fact that this guys first response to a noise complaint was to get his gun. That, my friend, is the problem. Not gun laws, or lack there of, not stand your ground laws, or lack there of, the kneejerk reaction to grab a gun, that's the problem.

Agreed, and that's why I agree with other posters on this matter that the guy was looking for an excuse to either kill in general or specifically kill this neighbor.


But who am I to step in between you and your right to risk the lives of those around you in the off chance you are having a bad day and are packing.

Speaking only for myself, I've never even considered letting the worst of days earn me a prison sentence.


As the economy continues to flounder, and more and more people lose their jobs and homes, I'm thinking some of you pro guns no regulations people will start changing your mind on everyone's right to have access to a gun.

I disagree, since I consider an armed society to be a polite society (criminals don't want to put themselves in harm's way any more so than anyone else - they're usually actually kind of cowardly and like uneven odds). Gun laws and regulations do nothing to prevent criminals from acquiring or using them, so I want the odds to be even, and the laws to permit me to stand my ground with a chance at defense.



posted on Jun, 14 2012 @ 01:14 PM
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In this case, yes he deserved what he got, and it is a waste that the teacher is gone.
But what about the other Texan, that caught a man molesting his daughter and beat him, ultimately to death?



posted on Jun, 14 2012 @ 01:20 PM
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As the economy continues to flounder, and more and more people lose their jobs and homes, I'm thinking some of you pro guns no regulations people will start changing your mind on everyone's right to have access to a gun.


All the more reason to be able to protect yourself and your loved ones, don't ya think? Or would you rather tell the person that is going to hurt you to give you a few secs so you can call 911?

People who are pro guns are far from your ideoligy that they are also for "no regulations"!

I agree, this guy was an idiot and he will get what he deserves! His actions do not whatsoever, adhere to the beliefs of responsible gun owners!



posted on Jun, 14 2012 @ 03:05 PM
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This guy took his gun, and then went and TRESPASSED onto his neighbor's property, HOLDING A GUN IN HIS HAND. That ain't "standing your ground" in any way.

Anyone comes into my yard holding a gun, well, I will shoot first and ask questions later. That would be standing MY ground, and protecting myself.

I would never take out a gun unless I intended to use it, therefore, I assume anyone else is doing the same. See gun, shoot guy holding it is the best plan. I'm not gonna wait for him to shoot me first. He's on my property, with a gun IN HIS HAND. That's basically a deadly threat right there.

After that, it's Shoot, Shovel, Shut up. Calling the pigs never ends well for anyone.



posted on Jun, 14 2012 @ 04:42 PM
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In this case, yes he deserved what he got, and it is a waste that the teacher is gone. But what about the other Texan, that caught a man molesting his daughter and beat him, ultimately to death?


Seems legit.

Got a link ?



posted on Jun, 14 2012 @ 05:38 PM
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Originally posted by IpsissimusMagus
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In this case, yes he deserved what he got, and it is a waste that the teacher is gone. But what about the other Texan, that caught a man molesting his daughter and beat him, ultimately to death?


Seems legit.

Got a link ?


www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Jun, 14 2012 @ 06:38 PM
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Thanks for link.

If there is physical evidence that the 4 year old child was indeed being assaulted.

I think the fathers use of lethal force was justified.
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