It begins: Counter attack on Stand Your Ground
Front page of the Miami Herald yesterday deals with the death of 9 year old Sherdavia Jenkins and how her death is somehow attributable to the Stand Your Ground provision. According to the Herald, the two defendants, Damon "Red Rock" Darling and Leroy "Yellowman" Larose are planning to use this law to skip ccharges and go free. These two "outstanding citizens" decided in July 1, 2006 to have a shootout for reasons unknown and in the process they killed Sherdavia Jenkins.
Chapter 776.013 2C states that Justifiable Use of Force does not apply if "The person who uses defensive force is engaged in an unlawful activity or is using the dwelling, residence, or occupied vehicle to further an unlawful activity."
Now, at least one of the defendants,Damon "Red Rock" Darling was convicted of selling, manufacturing & delivering Cocaine. So in other words, the "gentleman" was a felon prohibited to have a weapon and thus not legally covered by the new law. And the crux is that the Miami Herald knows it well! How so? In an article published on August 22nd of this year they say so:
Now is election time and Anti Gunners are dragging the parents of Sherdavia Jenkins in a tour de force through the usual Liberal suspects:
But the law includes a clause prosecutors hope will blunt its effects in stray bullet cases. It doesn't cover anyone ``engaged in unlawful acts.''
Prosectors in the Jenkins case believe the language should prevent defendants Damon ''Red Rock'' Darling and Leroy ''Yellowman'' Larose from using the new law.
At the time of the shooting, Darling was a felon and prohibited from carrying a gun. Larose, say police, was in the area to buy drugs.
Article "New defense law may benefit killers", Aug 22, 2006 by BY SUSANNAH A. NESMITH And NICOLE WHITE
(Bolds are mine, The Miami Herald apparently forgot to add their political status for some reason or another <snicker>)
So David and Sherrone tell their story. They have told it to state Rep. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall, D-Miami. To gubernatorial candidate Jim Davis (D). To former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno. To U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek.(D)
It is clear to me that they don't want to see the killers of this poor little girl in jail but to see the law demolished. If they had any sense of justice, they would be making damn sure that those to "outstanding" citizens pay dearly for their crimes but I am afraid that they are actually hoping (or maybe scheming) for the case to go bad and the criminals to go free so they can achieve their political victory.
Wayne LaPierre said something that I think applies to AntiGunners:
“I've come to believe he (Clinton) needs a certain level of violence in this country. He is willing to accept a certain level of killing to further his political agenda."
So does the Miami Herald