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Old March 22, 2005, 01:29 AM   #16
JohnKSa
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Join Date: February 12, 2001
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It's a great state in more ways than one. That's why so many people move here. Unfortunately once they're here, many of them seem to forget why they moved and set about trying to make TX more like whatever hole they crawled out of...

TX grand juries tend to be remarkably reticent to indict for relatively obvious cases of self-defense. Police know this and act accordingly. DA's know it too, and unless you get a real sphincter or one that has some kind of chip on his shoulder, he's not going to push the issue. In most areas (but not all) it would be next to impossible to field a jury that would do anything but laugh at a prosecutor trying to nail a guy for breaking up an armed robbery.
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