FL: CCWer who shot 2 and killed 1 in self defense won't be charged.

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    If you're a road-raging bigot in a shall-issue state, it's probably a more prudent idea to just stay in the fucking car.

    http://www.miamiherald.com/top_stories/story/349811.html
     
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    Sounds like self defense to me. Not sure I would charge the guy with a hate crime unless there is evidence he hated blacks and wasn't just shouting what he knew would upset the driver.

    The only question I have is what would we be hearing now if the driver were white and the two assailants were black?
     
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    I don't believe in making a distinction for "hate crimes" but if hate crime laws will lock this guy up X amount of time longer, that's a good thing IMO.

    Wielding a knife and trying to drag a Black man out of his truck while calling him a "******" fits the bill as well as anything.

    Good point. I immediately thought of the man in Pasadena, Texas. The situations aren't exactly the same but I get what you're saying.
     

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