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    'Stand Your Ground' law, ‘Bush Doctrine’ used to defend double homicide

    William T. Woodward, 44, is accused of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder in the early Monday incident. He is being held in jail and will make an initial appearance in court this afternoon [Wednesday 4 Sept.].

    Police identified the man who died as Gary Lee Hembree, 39. In addition, Roger Picior, 44, and Bruce Timothy Blake, 49, were each shot multiple times. They were taken to the hospital by helicopter with serious injuries.

    http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/l...storyid=271867

    A Florida man accused of killing two men and seriously injuring a third has invoked the state’s controversial “stand your ground” law as well as the “Bush Doctrine,” which provided legal justification for the war in Iraq, for his defense.

    Woodward’s attorneys maintain their client was threatened, with the shooting victims calling him names and saying they were going to “get him.” Florida’s “stand your ground” law, which has faced tough public scrutiny after the George Zimmerman trial made international headlines, states that gun owners do not have a legal responsibility to retreat when faced with an “imminent” threat.

    “I think legally that term has sort of been evolving especially given changes of our government’s definition of ‘imminent,’” attorney Robert Berry, who is representing Woodward, told Florida Today. “It’s become more expansive than someone putting a gun to your head. It’s things that could become, you know, an imminent threat.”

    Defense attorneys also cited the “Bush Doctrine” when asking the judge to dismiss all charges. The foreign policy document was expanded to explain US military action in Iraq, which the Bush administration claimed was a necessary and “pre-emptive” war.
    http://rt.com/usa/bush-stand-ground-...-homicide-433/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare View Post
    William T. Woodward, 44, is accused of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder in the early Monday incident. He is being held in jail and will make an initial appearance in court this afternoon [Wednesday 4 Sept.].

    Police identified the man who died as Gary Lee Hembree, 39. In addition, Roger Picior, 44, and Bruce Timothy Blake, 49, were each shot multiple times. They were taken to the hospital by helicopter with serious injuries.

    http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/l...storyid=271867


    Again, cutting edge news and analysis from the foreign press.
    The writers of this article are not true journalists. They are want-a-be journalists that have no clue about truth.

    1. George Zimmerman didn't use the "stand your ground" defense, so it doesn't have any bearing on this case. Meaning using the name George Zimmerman and "Stand your Ground" in the same article is wrong.

    2. The article doesn't say if the guys that were shot had a weapon, touched him, or even got close to him. If he shot them across the room or if they where shot in the back or other than front at close range (1-50 feet) this guy is full of crap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DocWalker View Post
    The writers of this article are not true journalists. They are want-a-be journalists that have no clue about truth.

    1. George Zimmerman didn't use the "stand your ground" defense, so it doesn't have any bearing on this case. Meaning using the name George Zimmerman and "Stand your Ground" in the same article is wrong.

    2. The article doesn't say if the guys that were shot had a weapon, touched him, or even got close to him. If he shot them across the room or if they where shot in the back or other than front at close range (1-50 feet) this guy is full of crap.
    Hey, maybe the guy went to google maps and saw the same stuff that congressmen looked at in ariel pics before the first gulf war and it looked identical to the "WMD"s shown congress that accepted them as WMD. We should be thanking the guy, right?

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