Thursday, September 05, 2013

Yeah, Good Luck With That One

Florida Man Invokes 'Bush Doctrine' To Justify Shooting Neighbors | TPM LiveWire

Woodward’s attorneys argue that an attack could have been expected based on the words of his neighbors. They go on to mention the “Bush Doctrine,” a concept that justifies a pre-emptive attack based on the need to defend from a threat.

After all, we don't want the smoking gun to be...a smoking gun. Or something like that. 

Well, as a colleague once said, as a lawyer, you can't just stand there and shrug and go, "Eh, I got nothin'," no matter how much you may feel like it. 

1 comment:

Celine said...

The carnage that non-gun-worshipers predicted when this law went into effect is starting to happen. Why did it take so long? My hypothesis is "inertia" -- people who have been brought up with civilized attitudes (aka "you don't just go around shooting people") don't abandon them overnight, even when given license to do so. It's taken time, encouragement, and a couple of high-profile cases where the killer walked to break that psychological barrier -- but now it's down, and we can expect to see many more such instances.