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Old November 19, 2011, 12:14 AM   #1
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Road Rage Incident Phoenix

Update on the Road Rage Incident in Phoenix. See closed thread in general forem.

The Maricopa county Attorney has dismissed charges against a Phoenix Attorny. This was reported on local TV.

The report included a general discussion of the AZ Castle doctrine.

Following is the orginal story

http://www.azcentral.com/.../2011111...rage-shooting- abrk.html

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Old November 19, 2011, 12:56 AM   #2
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Link is broken.
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Old November 19, 2011, 01:06 AM   #3
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It was a mistrial....according to :

http://www.kold.com/story/16079172/m...oad-rage-trial
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Old November 19, 2011, 01:07 AM   #4
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No that is not it. That happened years ago, and the names don't match.
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Old November 19, 2011, 01:42 AM   #5
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This one?
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Old November 19, 2011, 05:24 AM   #6
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Here is the original discussion on TFL last week, posted by geetarman: http://thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=468430
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Old November 19, 2011, 09:14 AM   #7
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Seems to be SOP with some agencies to charge whenever there is a shooting death, whether it will stick or not. Never have figured out why if the shooter is not a flight risk. I figure the cops and the DA knew all along this charge was BS.

What was the victim thinking when he approached, that he was a cop? The idiot. We've had that thread, still running. This incident reads almost like suicide on the part of the victim. What an idiot.
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Old November 19, 2011, 09:19 AM   #8
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carme frio. That was a different trial. This one never went to trial.

Sorry about the broken link. It is archieved at AZCentral.com. The Az Republic has not reported on the dismissal.
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Old November 19, 2011, 10:40 AM   #9
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I don't see the point. This is not a civil rights problem. Nor is it a problem with the law. Depending upon the jurisdiction, any shooting can (and in general, will) bring charges against the shooter.

What civil rights or legal consequences are we discussing?
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Old November 19, 2011, 01:30 PM   #10
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I don't see the point. This is not a civil rights problem. Nor is it a problem with the law. Depending upon the jurisdiction, any shooting can (and in general, will) bring charges against the shooter. What civil rights or legal consequences are we discussing?
Apparently none, at least yet, as we still haven't seen the update due to the broken link.

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Old November 19, 2011, 05:32 PM   #11
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It seems that just a preliminary charge until things are sorted out is the "norm" in some areas. Just because the charges are/were dropped, it doesn't mean that if something major came along, to prove something else beyond self-defense occured, charges could be filed again.

I was unable to connect to the other links, but found this news article about it. the link is below.

http://www.kpho.com/story/16079364/c...d-rage-suspect
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Old November 19, 2011, 07:20 PM   #12
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According to police, if Pearson choked Appleton, then there will be DNA evidence on Appleton's shirt.
Appleton's DNA will most assuredly be present on his own shirt, but Pearson's DNA also on the defender's shirt??? Doesn't necessarily follow. Leastwise, lack of the victim's DNA on the shirt does not prove the victim choked Appleton.

Now if police had collected DNA from Appleton's neck at the scene, the presence of Pearson's DNA might be prima facie evidence Pearson choked Appleton. And prove Appleton had a justifiable reason to shoot Pearson.
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Old November 19, 2011, 07:48 PM   #13
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you know the lawyer is too smart to implicate himself and/or say anything else that differentiates from his originally communication during the incident. I wanted to say that last week. I just don't think this gentleman will face any charges or at least any that hold any real consequences.
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Old November 20, 2011, 12:19 AM   #14
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I don't see any reason to keep this going. If the OP has good cause to reopen the thread, he can PM me with the details.

As it stands, it is off topic and closed.
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