When Thomas Baker was confronted by two youths while out on a late night run he decided to defend himself.And being Florida, rather than the UK or anywhere in Europe, he not only had the desire, he had the means:
Having been punched in the face and fearing his attacker was armed he pulled out a handgun from his pocket and shot dead the teenager who had hit him.Ooooh, bet he’s in trouble now!
As the gun debate rages afresh across America in the wake of the Tuscon massacre, prosecutors in Florida have ruled Baker should not face any charges, even though 18-year-old Carlos Musteller did not have a weapon.Imagine that! Entitled to defend his person and property, not just be prey for the street scum, and hope that there was a police officer in shouting distance to come to his aid (hollow laugh)…
Citing the state's 'stand your ground' law they ruled the 28-year-old was entitled to protect himself.
Of course, while the state may take no action, there’s always a parasite to help out other parasites:
Mr Suarex said that the victim's family are considering filing a civil lawsuit against Baker.Eh..?
And while they do not dispute that Baker feared his attacker had a gun they are angry at the number of shots fired.
'I know that he thought my brother had a gun,' said Dianela Gonzalez, Mustelier's sister.How someone thinks they can help themselves to someone else’s money or property makes no sense either...
'But I mean, it was eight shots fired. How do you shoot someone eight times in self-defence? That makes no sense.'
And ‘how many shots is too many’ is a question answered by ‘until I no longer feel the attacker poses a threat’.