July 22, 2018

A good reason to stay away from Florida

Slate - A 47-year-old man in Clearwater, Florida who shot and killed a father of three during a heated dispute over a parking space will not face any criminal charges. Even though there is surveillance video that clearly shows how Michael Drejka, 47, shot Markeis McGlockton, 28, in the chest the gunman is protected by the state’s “stand your ground” law, Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said.

The shooting “is within the bookends of ‘stand your ground’ and within the bookends of force being justified,” Gualtieri said at a news conference. He later emphasized that “I’m not saying I agree with it, but I don’t make that call.” The case will now be sent to the State Attorney’s Office for a final decision on whether charges should be filed. “The state attorney will review it and either he’ll concur or not. And, if he concurs, then there’ll be no charge. Period. If he doesn’t concur, then he’ll make a determination as to what to do with it,” the sheriff said.

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