Speakeasy forum: Escape or Stealing?

by: James Denison February 26, 2013 9:42 PM PST

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Escape or Stealing?

by James Denison - 2/26/13 9:42 PM

If someone is running away with your property he stole still in his hands, is that what's called "escaping" now?
I'd sure like to have him define what he actually means by "escape". A citizen needs to be able to adequately defend not just himself, but his property also. A fleeing thief should be a valid target after a warning to stop and drop.


"Task force vice chairman R.B. Holmes, pastor of the Bethel Missionary
Baptist Church in Tallahassee, has noted that Florida's "stand your
ground" law "is associated with an increased death toll that falls
disproportionately on minority groups" and that "shooting a person in
the back, as he is trying to escape, is, by definition, not
self-defense."

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