In the news or Not in the news Zimmerman
This is a discussion on In the news or Not in the news Zimmerman within the In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly forums, part of the The Back Porch category; As to why Z was not arrested at teh time of teh incident, this FL statute may clarify it a bit.
776.032 Immunity from criminal prosecution ...
September 18th, 2012 09:26 AM
As to why Z was not arrested at teh time of teh incident, this FL statute may clarify it a bit.
776.032 Immunity from criminal prosecution and civil action for justifiable use of force.—(1) A person who uses force as permitted in s. 776.012, s. 776.013, or s. 776.031 is justified in using such force and is immune from criminal prosecution and civil action for the use of such force, unless the person against whom force was used is a law enforcement officer, as defined in s. 943.10(14), who was acting in the performance of his or her official duties and the officer identified himself or herself in accordance with any applicable law or the person using force knew or reasonably should have known that the person was a law enforcement officer. As used in this subsection, the term “criminal prosecution” includes arresting, detaining in custody, and charging or prosecuting the defendant.
(2) A law enforcement agency may use standard procedures for investigating the use of force as described in subsection (1), but the agency may not arrest the person for using force unless it determines that there is probable cause that the force that was used was unlawful.
So it may be proper that Z was not arrested on the spot as some insist. Innocent until proven guilty--or at least until there's sufficient evvidence warrenting an arrest.
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September 18th, 2012 09:29 AM
Good find OldVet. Thanks for sharing.
September 18th, 2012 12:06 PM
Thanks for the clarification.
Originally Posted by Adrenaline
It still makes no sense to me that Seth Browning isn't being charged at all. He technically assaulted Baker first according to what I know, with pepper spray. Then Baker tried punching him, and Browning shot him, and drew on his brother once his brother approached.
That's not a very good self defense case, all he had was someone approaching him "aggressively" and he could've left the scene at any time. Instead he stopped when Baker did and allowed him to approach.
That case, more than Zimmerman's, is why I question SYG interpretations.
September 18th, 2012 04:59 PM
Wow, I never knew that. That is a bit disconcerting, for sure.
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September 18th, 2012 06:16 PM
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September 18th, 2012 06:21 PM
I watched it because it had a first-time interview with someone intimately familiar with the Zimmerman case instead of the usual stuff. I'm interested in the case.
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