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Defendant wins back wages, other costs in ‘stand-your-ground’ ruling

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by John H, Oct 18, 2013.

  1. John H

    John H Whatcom County Well-Known Member

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  2. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    Right on!!!! Good to know if it ever comes to that point.
    I shudder to think what the anti-gunners (I know it was a stabbing) think about the SYG law in the future.
     
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  3. mrblond

    mrblond Salem OR Well-Known Member

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    Stand Your Ground should be a Right for everyone, not a law allowing it. We need to stop giving the Crims the benefit of being able to do whatever they wish with no repercussions. I for one don't want to have to run and hide like a bubblegum if a baddie pulls a knife on me with intentions to take what I own. They make the choice to do what they do, they should be prepared to accept the end of their lives for doing it.
     
  4. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    WA doesn't really have a Stand Your Ground law. The courts have taken the position that we don't have to retreat, not that we can stand and fight. Subtle difference but it does exist.

    Personally I think it would be better if the right was codified like other states have done.


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  5. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    It just baffles me how anyone can say you shouldn't be able to stand your ground. I am not 21,I can not run or move anywhere near as fast as I could back then.
    I can not run away from trouble. I must be able to stand my ground and take care of matters.Running away does not insure that trouble will go away does it?

    I just don't understand how this can really be a fight
     
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  6. Misterbill

    Misterbill Yakima County, Washington New Member

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    This is Washington. We approve of self-defense. Nanny-staters and neo pacifists can always move to NY.
     
  7. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Yes please!!
     
  8. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    The way it should be.
    They shouldn't even have to attempt to fight it after their initial case is over. Upon an innocent verdict the funds should be made available immediately and paid to the defendant by the generous folks from the Brady campaign. Lol.
     
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  9. AMProducts

    AMProducts Maple Valley, WA Jerk, Ammo Manufacturer Silver Supporter

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    Defense of life, liberty and property is enshrined in all western theories of Natural Rights, anyone who denies it seeks to deprive you of all three.
     
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  10. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner You'll Never Know Well-Known Member

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    I would buy them a one way ticket, only if the promise not to drift back!!
     
  11. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    Well it is becoming like the UK here. We have their cameras all over the place. They started it.
    They no longer have the right of self defense, they must retreat....
    It just keeps leaking to our shores.
    I think they forgot about the tea party that took place here, but they seem to be imposing revenge by proxy.
    We may have to do this thing all over again.
     
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    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    Now I totally like that concept :thumbup:
     
  13. Oklahomie

    Oklahomie Marysville Active Member

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    I've got a bad back I couldn't hobble away fast enough. Also at 6'3 290lbs. I assume anyone who has the balls to try something will likely try and kill me.
     
  14. Cuthbert Allgood

    Cuthbert Allgood Clark County, WA Well-Known Member

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    Or go back to Commiefornia.
     
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  15. Bacchus

    Bacchus The Republic Active Member

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    I was just about to post that. :thumbup:
     
  16. Kid@Heart

    Kid@Heart Vancouver, USA Cynic Lifetime Supporter Diamond Supporter

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    Washington State has a law which requires the Gov to reimburse you for costs in the event you are found Not Guilty by reason of Self Defense. The intent is to prevent an innocent person from being financially destroyed. The last I checked, we are still the only state with this requirement. The referenced court ruling extended the reimbursement to "Lost Wages" and other expenses, not just court costs.

    This is not a "Stand Your Ground" case.