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Man Hops Fence to Shoot and Kill 21-Year-Old, Then Claims Self Defense. Does 'Stand Your Ground' Include Chasing Someone?

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, stand your ground, crime )

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An Orlando man shot and killed a 21-year-old who was fleeing his yard. --- Claudius Smith said he feared he was a burglar, followed him over the fence to a neighboring apartment complex, and shot him dead after he said he "felt threatened"...

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Shan D. (49)
Wednesday January 22, 2014, 6:20 pm
This is a law that is being egregiously abused. It needs to be thrown out. You just do not chase someone off your property and then cry wolf.

Jack McCoy would get a conviction, easy.
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