Monday, July 15, 2013

Invert Zimmerman and Martin

An oldie but a goodie. A case covered by me and other gun bloggers last year.

TL;DR version: Progressive is upset that a black man defending himself in the inverse of the Zimmerman situation was tried. (by the local Democrat ;) prosecutor) Typical anti stand your ground nonsense, too. Funny, the jury in the Iowa case had the same result as in the Zimmerman case: not guilty. Of course, Lewis would have had a better result if the DM Register wasn't so rabidly anti gun that their initial story on the incident painted Lewis as some kind of insane street racer with a gun. As opposed to the truth- some poor guy driving home and dealing with two road raging goobers.


Angus McThag said...

I also seem to recall that Iowa's self defense statutes are (were) not as clear as Florida's.

At least that was the case when I escaped Ames.

JD Rush said...

Little has changed other than Shall Issue. FSA counties still get run by anti gun types, and the Legislature stalls out on cleaning up the laws.

Angus McThag said...

I have a dim recollection of an inversion case.

There was a white guy who beat a black guy to death. That was called a hate crime.

I dig around and see if I can find the specific instance, if any. It's possible I'm remembering a what-if.