20 years A bit harsh

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    My favorite part how is this idiot still in office.

    "Brown, the Jacksonville congresswoman, told reporters after the sentencing that the case was a product of "institutional racism." "She was overcharged by the prosecutor. Period," Brown said. "She never should have been charged." Brown has been more complimentary about Corey's work in the Trayvon Martin case, where her office filed second degree murder charges against neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in the February 26 death of the unarmed African-American teen-ager."

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    Actually she could have gotten life, under Florida's 10-20-Life law. I believe they dropped 1 of the 3 charges against her.

    Regardless, my understanding is she left and returned with the gun. That took Florida's Stand Your Ground law out of the equation.
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    Oh I agree it wasn't stand your ground at all. But 20 years for a "warning shot" is a long time there's people that has served less for murder.

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    Another crap example of Stand Your Ground as a defense, so no surprise that she didn't prevail. ALWAYS talk to a lawyer before you talk to the cops, and get one who is competent in gun and criminal law.
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    there is two threads running on this already but I will weight in anyway.....

    she had a chance to retreat but instead she chose to go to her car get a gun and return and threaten him and endanger two kids; that is why she got 20 years. If the two kids were not in the picture I am sure things would have been different

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    Quote Originally Posted by AustinS View Post
    My favorite part how is this idiot still in office.

    "Brown, the Jacksonville congresswoman, told reporters after the sentencing that the case was a product of "institutional racism." "She was overcharged by the prosecutor. Period," Brown said. "She never should have been charged." Brown has been more complimentary about Corey's work in the Trayvon Martin case, where her office filed second degree murder charges against neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in the February 26 death of the unarmed African-American teen-ager."
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    Another example of knee jerk reactions and judges/juries being lenient in the wrong cases. The laws were written with a range of sentences to give judges discretion for extenuating circumstances. Honest citizens got fed up with revolving door justice and consistent light sentences for the "he was a good boy" types and took that discretion away from the judges and now they're stuck with one size fits all sentences.

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    "Corey said she had offered Alexander a plea bargain that would have resulted in a three-year prison sentence, but Alexander chose to take the case to a jury trial"


    Ouch...

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    I believe FL has a law concerning drawing a gun in anger or to intimidate.
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    What I find interesting is that if she had actualy shot him, she could have been in a better position. Cardinal rule-do not pull a gun unless ou are ready to shoot the assailant.
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    This case sucks, yes she was wrong for "returning" but scum bags who murder people for the $15 they had in their wallet get less time than this woman
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    Quote Originally Posted by AustinS View Post
    My favorite part how is this idiot still in office.

    "Brown, the Jacksonville congresswoman, told reporters after the sentencing that the case was a product of "institutional racism." "She was overcharged by the prosecutor. Period," Brown said. "She never should have been charged." Brown has been more complimentary about Corey's work in the Trayvon Martin case, where her office filed second degree murder charges against neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in the February 26 death of the unarmed African-American teen-ager."

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    I've got some thoughts on why she might still be in office and why she might appear to flip-flop on a black woman claiming self defence and a non-black using the same plea, but I'll let you draw your own conclusion.
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