It was recently announced that Michael Drejka who shot and killed Markeis McGlockton last month in Clearwater, Florida in what appeared to be a case of Stand Your Ground Self-Defense has now been arrested and charged with Manslaughter.
Being that Drejka was not initially charged by Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri, who cited Floridas Stand Your Ground Law as justification, definitely shows some serious pressure was applied from both the DA and the heavyweight champion of legal taskmasters: The court of public opinion.
Which of course begs the question: Are We a Nation of Laws or of Public Opinion?
Well, folks, as I have said many times before, when you carry a gun for self-defense, you must always be prepared to fight for your life TWICE: Once on the Street and Once in the Courtroom, and in America today when it comes to a self-defense case, Public Opinion weighs VERY HEAVILY in favor of the victim, especially when the victim is a non-white.
And for those of you out there that say RACE had nothing to do with the legal change of heart in this shooting, get real. When a non-white get’s killed it makes the news, when white people get killed, it is barely a second page by-line. Don’t believe me? READ THIS and then ask yourself, did you hear anything about it on the lamestream news? Not a peep.
Legal history in self-defense cases in Florida also backs me up here.
Remember the Treyvon Martin and George Zimmerman case in 2012? Zimmerman was found not guilty by a jury of his peers but King Obama, not being able to stay out of a Sovereign States’s business, stuck his big federal Nose in it and had his legal lap dog, Operation Fast and Furious himself, Eric Holder, pursue “Hate Crime” charges against Zimmerman (which never materialized.) (Federal) Racial Bias at work.
Hollyweird even did it’s part and recently put out a despicable piece of legacy propaganda called “Rest in Power: The Treyvon Martin Story” which attempts to put Martin in a more favorable light than the pot smoking hoodlum that he was.
Are we a nation of Laws or of Public Opinion?
The Sad Truth is that we are Both friends, with Public Opinion always leading the charge.
Stay Alert, Stay Armed and Stay Dangerous!