From the same state that gave us the wonderful George Zimmerman comes this latest example of the asinine “Stand Your Ground” law in Florida.
Coincidentally, or not, once again the victim was black and the shooter was white.
Amazing how white men always feel more threatened when confronted by a black man.
If this is not manslaughter, then what the Hell is? There has got to be some grounds for a civil suit if the law is not going to pursue this. Everyone has the right to self defense, but it is most definitely not a license to kill. The victim was backing away when he was shot – not advancing on the shooter. If the gun needs to be used to warn off an “attacker”, then fine, warn them off. But you don’t have some damn “00” license to just blow them away.
I hope that this Michael Drejka has his address published and that he is harassed to the max. I have to say also that I would not shed a tear if in some strange circumstance, someone else ends up shooting Drejka in “self defense”. Karma’s a bitch.
If the current Florida law doesn’t allow Drejka to be prosecuted, and convicted for this, then the stinking law needs to be repealed.