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19 comments

Pissed Off Wife, 20 years (1)

Marxist Hacker 42 (638312) | 1 year,4 days | (#44332049)

She wasn't merely a battered wife. A battered wife takes the kids, gets in the car, and disappears into the nearest police station.

She was a pissed off battered wife. Instead, she went out to the car, got the gun, came *back in* and started firing shots into the wall at random, barely missing both husband and kids sleeping in a different room.

Re:Pissed Off Wife, 20 years (1)

damn_registrars (1103043) | 1 year,4 days | (#44332323)

she went out to the car

Which she did not have the keys to

got the gun

Because she was afraid for her life - which her husband threatened.

came *back in*

She needed the keys to the car. You won't run far if you are on foot and the person you are running from is in a car.

Her life was at risk. Her husband threatened to kill her and already tried to strangle her. She wanted to get the hell away but didn't have the car keys. She didn't go in to hurt him but went in and found herself under more danger.

On top of that, her life was being threatened in her own house. How is that not standing one's ground?

Re:Pissed Off Wife, 20 years (1)

Marxist Hacker 42 (638312) | 1 year,1 day | (#44346697)

How did she get the gun out of the car if she didn't have the keys?

Re:Pissed Off Wife, 20 years (1)

damn_registrars (1103043) | 1 year,1 day | (#44350907)

How did she get the gun out of the car if she didn't have the keys?

Do you lock your car when it is on your own property? I don't recall seeing mention of them living in a WalMart on the bad side of the tracks.

Re:Pissed Off Wife, 20 years (1)

Marxist Hacker 42 (638312) | 1 year,1 day | (#44351265)

Never tried this before so it might not work, but this reminds me of the Grunky.com movie of the week a couple of weeks back:

At any rate, I have ever since my garage was broken into in 1999.

Re:Pissed Off Wife, 20 years (1)

damn_registrars (1103043) | about a year ago | (#44369851)

At any rate, I have ever since my garage was broken into in 1999.

I'm sorry your garage was broken into. I don't know many other people who have experienced the same (and indeed the one person whom I can think of who did have their garage broken into still does not lock their car when it is on their own property). I don't know how common that is, particularly where this person lives, so it is hard to say if locking one's own car on one's own property is standard MO there or not.

Re:Pissed Off Wife, 20 years (1)

fustakrakich (1673220) | 1 year,4 days | (#44332579)

Yeah well we shouldn't convict people on what could have happened. If it was farmer Joe's wife, there would have been a citation, and pick up your gun when you pay the fine.

Re:Pissed Off Wife, 20 years (1)

Marxist Hacker 42 (638312) | 1 year,1 day | (#44346709)

She was convicted on *attempted* murder. If she had accomplished it, she would have gotten the death penalty.

Re:Pissed Off Wife, 20 years (1)

Jeremiah Cornelius (137) | 1 year,4 days | (#44334059)

Yeah. Bitches. It's always the women.

Re:Pissed Off Wife, 20 years (1)

kesuki (321456) | 1 year,3 days | (#44337699)

the real difference? a battered wife doesn't bring in the ratings the way the zimmerman trial did. and fwiw all 6 jurors were women and they felt like the law required them to vote not guilty.

my life wasn't perfect but i pretty much got by with excuses and moving a lot. at least some of my darker moods are almost completely gone. i have a pretty easy life now. only complicated when i make it that way. i have actually had time to do a lot of things that i used to be too busy gaming etc to do. because i am a weekend gamer now, i tried no video games, but without a broad circle of friends it is hard ti find things to do, that i enjoy doing.

Re:Pissed Off Wife, 20 years (1)

Jeremiah Cornelius (137) | 1 year,1 day | (#44352555)

Kesuki,

You are an insightful dude. Considering the trip you've been through, I wouldn't blame you for a little "shutting down," but I think you are handling all the input better than most.

I hope that I am able to manage myself as well as you. Way cool.

Re:Pissed Off Wife, 20 years (1)

gmhowell (26755) | 1 year,3 days | (#44338985)

Yeah. Bitches. It's always the women.

Never been falsely accused of marital rape, I see... (But from everything I've read, the target in this case was likely an actual abusive spouse. OTOOH, it makes it kind of weird that the convicted woman was at the house to begin with.)

Re: Pissed Off Wife, 20 years (1)

Jeremiah Cornelius (137) | 1 year,2 days | (#44343527)

OK George. You get special consideration.

But vastly more women are raped by acquaintances then are those using rape charges as a weapon.

Re: Pissed Off Wife, 20 years (1)

gmhowell (26755) | 1 year,1 day | (#44346381)

But vastly more women are raped by acquaintances then are those using rape charges as a weapon.

Unlike some MHRAs, I don't totally discount that. Too many women in my life who have been raped. (And they are some of the people I know most offended at my ex wife's behaviour.) Anyway, what were we talking about: Oh, yeah, this woman in FL. IMNSHO, rather than focusing on the rather narrow issues of SD and SYG, how about we point out that her shitty sentence was/is due to mandatory minimums. (Although some reading on the subject indicated that this as well as SYG were a result of judicial abuse in not punishing drug criminals in the early 80's.)

Ok, whatevs (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,4 days | (#44333581)

Maybe you missed the part where the sheboon said that Trayvon probably hit first.

The beaner... yes, he was wrong to be stalking.

The nigger... yes, he was wrong to be hitting on the fat guy.

Too bad the beaner had a gun. You bring fists to a gunfight, you lose. So sad :(

Re:Ok, whatevs (1)

gmhowell (26755) | 1 year,3 days | (#44339009)

Maybe you missed the part where the sheboon said that Trayvon probably hit first.

The beaner... yes, he was wrong to be stalking.

The nigger... yes, he was wrong to be hitting on the fat guy.

Too bad the beaner had a gun. You bring fists to a gunfight, you lose. So sad :(

Sgt. Hartman, is that you? [youtube.com]

You need to start respecting Angela Corey (1)

smitty_one_each (243267) | 1 year,3 days | (#44334539)

She's totally going to be then next Attorney General after Eric Holder.
I'm not saying AC is engaging in wildly politicized practices as a Prosector; it just kinda looks that way.

Florida (1)

mcgrew (92797) | 1 year,3 days | (#44336157)

It's been thirty years since I lived there, but strangely I saw little racism among its residents but a whole lot in the cops. I got pulled over once for having a black passenger. If you there is more than one race in the car they automatically suspect drugs.

From the article it looks like the proper charge would have been child endangerment; firing a gun in the direction of a child is pretty damned serious if you ask me. She should have put the slug either in the ceiling or his leg.

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