Another webpage on self-defender's conviction
Budd Schroeder sends a link to a webpage for Brent Parris.
[Update: as the comment notes, you have to be cautious judging a case from a webpage written by one side! I do try to find news stories that give additional details (altho there you have problems with the reporter's understanding or bias, but couldn't find any that shed additional light here.]
What a horrible nightmare case. It sounds like those cases out of England where the criminal turns around and sues the victim for fighting back (violating his precious right of self expression) Never doubt for a moment that this is what the bleeding heart liberals want for all of us: a country where the criminals can have their way with any of us and our loved ones.
Posted by: The Mechanic at March 1, 2006 07:31 PM
I'm a gun rights supporter; here in Kansas, we're trying very hard to join the rest of the nation and pass concealed carry.
I'm also a prosecutor. While this case may indeed be the injustice it appears to be, I note that the web site includes only the defendant's statements on the subject. I would be interested in seeing the State's position as to why it prosecuted, and the evidence presented in court.
I'll wait to see all the facts to pass judgment. Believe it or not, prosecutors are not out to prosecute persons who act in self-defense, willy-nilly; however, at the same time, it isn't self-defense just because a person says it was.
Question: why does the machine post my comments without paragraphs and centered? It wasn't written that way.
Posted by: me at March 2, 2006 08:28 AM
Thanks for this post. Alabama just passed this summer its version of the Castle Doctrine. Too late for Mr. Parris. I have been in contact with the Board of Pardons here in Alabama and they say that this new law has no weight in Mr. Parris's case. As a member of the NRA and a citizen of Alabama I would like to thank our governor for signing this bill into law to protect the rest of us. For Mr. Parris tho we still have miles to go. He just "celebrated" his tenth birthday in prison the son he went to prison to protect is now ten years old.
If you would like to write him or his family a word of encouragement please go to this link
Posted by: William Rozier at December 7, 2006 08:45 AM