Florida’s stand your ground statute is a ridiculous, over-reaching law — pushed by the state’s NRA lobbyists — stating that anybody can shoot to kill if they reasonably fear for their physical well-being. And law professor Charles Rose says the definition of “reasonably” is exceptionally broad. He told reporters, “Here’s the problem: We’re trying to look into the mind of the defendant and posit what he thought was happening.”
I’ve got a really helpful idea here. Next time somebody in a theater is annoying you JUST GET UP AND MOVE YOUR ASS TO ANOTHER SEAT. Curtis Reeves’ life wasn’t “threatened” by popcorn. At worst this was just a case of assault and buttery.
Here’s some local breaking news for you. Sam is working a very early shift today and should be home from the office by 7:30 p.m. if all goes well and he gets out on time. He’s NEVER home on weeknights, and this is so confusing I don’t know what to do with myself. Therefore I need answers to all of the following questions:
- Am I supposed to make dinner?
- What time should I take my shower?
- Will I still get to watch “Hardcore Pawn” at 8 o’clock?
- Should I ask Sam to help me fold socks? (They’re HIS, by the way.)
- I can’t think of anything else.