They definitely clean up the racist comments after letting them stew for a few days. I’m always surprised at what they delete, and what they let stand.
It seems to be a pretty intentional operation. They know their comments section is a cesspool, and they don’t want it to really change. That’s why they have taken pretty significant measures to avoid search engines indexing the comments, or otherwise making them visible outside the article pages.
Don’t confuse what these guys claim as legal justification with actual justification. They are up for murder. Guilty or innocent, everyone throws every possible defense argument out there. There are no brownie points for narrowing your defense. You try everything to see what stick.
The court system then has to knock 'em all down.
Not sure if anyone has pointed this out, but if they did not witness or have immediate knowledge of a crime, then this would have been illegal detainment. And if there is a death during a crime, such as illegal detainment, it falls under the felony murder rule. Stand your ground would not be a defense against that.
What about the canard “An armed society is a polite society.” When I see people with guns (other than police, usually…) my first response is not “Gee - look how polite they are.” It’s “GTFO - there are [dangerous] people here.”
For white people, “your ground” is the entire state of Georgia.
Note the father wasn’t just reporting within the police organization - he also worked directly for the prosecutor’s office. Justice delayed and whatnot. But though people have recused themselves from the case, those who should take it over now have a real challenge on their hands: 1) to act like they’ve been doing something - the excuse is that the State wasn’t asked to do it by the County - and 2) to figure out how they can show a trajectory towards justice with the challenge of putting a jury together because Covid-19; on the other hand 3) Gov Kemp now says bowling alleys are Covid-safe.
So maybe find 12 people in a bowling alley and do a pop up trial? Hopefully some prospective jurors would be members of The National Bowling Association (still active today, and was known when initially established from 1939-1944 as the National Negro Bowling Association).
That, or black people are supposed to treat all white people who approach them as duly-appointed officers of the law.
Yep, but being dead he can’t claim to have “been afraid,” and if he had lived, as a “scary black man” there’s a very good chance his claim to have been afraid of white people wouldn’t be accepted. “Stand your ground” laws heavily preference whoever comes out of the confrontation alive (even if they initiated it, even if they have a history of violence, even if they were armed and the dead person wasn’t) and are highly forgiving if the victim wasn’t white.
And not just cops - in states with “stand your ground” laws, that works for everyone (who is armed and white, anyways). It’s always “fuck your feelings,” or “facts don’t care about your feelings” - they absolutely expect their own feelings to be privileged.
They confuse “polite” with “terrorized.”
You’re probably over-thinking it. Most likely the description was “black man.”
Except in states with “stand your ground” laws, where, legally speaking at least, you absolutely can. They’re blatantly “justifying murdering a particular sort of people” laws.
IANAL, but it feels to me this District Attorney is attempting to dirty the pool of any investigation before an unbiased DA can pick it up. If he’s recusing himself, he ought to go ahead and recuse himself, not interject a lengthy opinion to favor the correct parties.