This is a discussion on Latest Stand Your Ground With a Twist within the In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Originally Posted by Mike1956 True, but why does SYG keep getting bought to the forefront in case after case in which it does not apply? ...
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Originally Posted by paching
The reporters called it "SYG" because it's hip and it sesationalizes the case. They'll do anything to sell their article.
You don't think the fact that Montoya and his associate, who worked for the federal gov. had a little bearing on the matter of his aquittal, in addition to the fact that he was most likely innocent?
Montoya, a 13-year veteran of federal law enforcement, works as an agent with the Food and Drug Administration in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He had come to Charleston in April for training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
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The guy should have never been charged. Maybe the DA's will start to get the point and quit charging people for defending themselves. DA's don't tend to like losing cases, getting egg on their face, and losing the next election.... they only do it if they think it will earn them brownie points in the eye of the voters.
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