Originally Posted by brokencycle
I felt disappointing when I learned the truth about the first one. I had read some articles about her about how she just fired a warning shot, etc. When I learned she actually left the scene and returned and the shot just missed because she's a bad aim, I lost all faith in the credibility of all journalism.
I don't think she should have gotten 20 years. You can pin that one on the insanity of mandatory minimums for gun crimes, not the racists. She didn't exactly help herself out by finding her husband and beating him up while she was out on bail, though. The reporting has been total propaganda and half-truth, and the people who are angry at the Zimmerman trial and "Stand Your Ground" haven't even bothered to look into it. In fact, if you ask them to they get really huffy.
Same deal with the Dooley trial. Kind of a weird case, but there are three witnesses who all agree that he pulled the gun first and that the guy who died was trying to take it from him when he was killed. But people are just taking his testimony at face value and screaming racism (which is something that he did at the trial). And the McDonald case up there was a plea bargain. Reading the story on wiki I would have advised her to take it to trial, but she and her lawyer probably know more about it than I do and decided that 41 months was a good deal based on all of the facts.
Ataturk posted some objective stats yesterday showing that self defense and SYG are used quite often by non-whites and to roughly the same success rate. I'm quite sure this will be ignored by the social justice squad.