Another Man killed when someone stands their ground

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    This happened yesterday in Houston with a video and everything and I was shocked to see with all the Trayvon Martin sympathizers on our web site that this isn't already posted. Actually not shocked at all. I am also willing to bet this case won't get the coverage of the Martin/Zimmerman case. Anyone want to guess why???

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BQxRIwaurc
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    There was another case in Philly where a white guy was killed by a black guy. No coverage at all.
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    At least from what you can see in the video that's not standing her ground. That's murder and possibly capital murder, with "terroristic threat" as the underlying felony (looks from a quick glance at the statutes like aggravated assault is a predicate felony for murder, but not capital murder under Texas law).

    When she pulled out a rifle and pointed it at him in a verbal disagreement, she committed at the very least aggravated assault and probably making a terroristic threat (threatening an offense involving violence with intent to place a person in fear of imminent serious bodily injury).

    Stand your ground would have been if the man had pulled out his own gun and shot her when she got that rifle, looks from that video like unfortunately he could only try to stand his ground and fend her off with an umbrella and got killed for it.
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    I wouldn't rush into a judgment until we learn what verbiage preceded the decedent's punch to the woman's side of the head.

    Could be a closer case than envisaged, depending on the antecedent threats, if any.
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    Ben. Unfortunately for your reply, the guy in the video had a knife. For some stupid reason after she took out the rifle to try and get him to back off, he lunged at her with the knife. Please note when she first takes out the rifle she is pointing it at the ground. It doesn't get pointed at him until after he went after her with the knife.
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    Fair enough, can't see a knife in the video, that's why I said "at least from what you can see in the video." Be interesting to see what the random guy walking around in the video has to say about what happened I guess.
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    How many people have been killed by crime, without any of you giving a damn.

    Now that crooks and killers are getting killed, it is now a problem.
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    I can't see the knife. The video says he had an umbrella in his hand and I guess that was what you can see in his right hand.
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    The first post was the raw video. News reports such as the one I posted later say he had a umbrella in the right hand and a pocket knife in his left hand. He went after her with the left hand.
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    Yeah, I was trying to look at the other video but just because I can't see it doesn't mean it wasn't there. Kind of stupid on his part to slug a woman with a gun in her hand anyway.
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    Guess his days of making sexual advances to strange women just came to an end. She shot his azz dead enough to bury.
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    Stephen Hawking. Correct. :grin:
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    Well it must be A, B, or C since it's not an issue of grammar, although perhaps D could be Hawking, who probably prefers his name spelled correctly, although that would technically be another correction, albeit not related to the first two, which means those corrections are still over while a new set has potentially begun, assuming there is another possible correction, otherwise it's not a set and just a singular event, in which I win again, assuming no one objects to run-on sentences, which would bring us back around to a potential grammar situation, so maybe it actually is D when the circle of life is considered, microwave popcorn just finished up, I'll have to finish this post later.......
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