Sarasota woman caught in a case of mistaken identity by federal marshals

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  • Mikmal posted at 6:41 am on Fri, Jul 26, 2013.

    Mikmal Posts: 28

    "Fear the government that does not fear its citizens". (I don't remember with whom to give credit for that quote)

  • Cymond posted at 7:35 am on Thu, Jul 25, 2013.

    Cymond Posts: 3

    This incident is basically the exact opposite of "Stand Your Ground". SYG is all about defending yourself against an attack without being required to retreat. SYG is about empowering lone defenders. This case was all about "law enforcement" overstepping their authority and attacking a person in her own home. SYG is about defense. This was about attack. SYG is about not retreating. This was all about invasion.

    And also about SYG. The Zimmerman case was high-profile, but it had *nothing* to do with SYG. He was on his back - escape was impossible. It was not a SYG case, it was a classic defense case. FWIW, there has been a lot of talk about SYG being used to murder minorities, but some studies have shown that minorities actually benefit more from SYG. (In the article I read, minorities were 15% of the population, but were involved in 30% of the SYG cases).

    I strongly recommend you read this article & watch the video of the incident (yes, the killing part is edited out of the video)

  • Cymond posted at 7:04 am on Thu, Jul 25, 2013.

    Cymond Posts: 3

    THIS is what you call freedom? Federal "law enforcement" held an innocent woman at gun point in her own home and nearly killed her?
    Please tell me you're being sarcastic.

  • Ben Bradley posted at 6:54 pm on Wed, Jul 24, 2013.

    Ben Bradley Posts: 2

    Perhaps Ms. Goldsberry (and that "speakup" poster) could look up the case of Kathryn Johnston that happened in Georgia a few years back. Incredibly, there were no nationwide marches in her name. A guy killed by a wannabe-cop who can't "follow" without killing gets all the news and nationwide marches, but when the Real Deal takes or almost takes an innocent life, it's "just a news item." I suppose it's like what Nixon said, when The Government does it, it's not illegal.

  • Sandisk posted at 12:57 pm on Wed, Jul 24, 2013.

    Sandisk Posts: 2

    Stand your ground? Hey, how about you don't threaten and beat people or walk into a complete strangers house and try and steal? Then you have nothing to fear!!

    Sorry that it takes cops so long to respond to situations. My family doesn't have 30 minutes to wait for a squad car to get here. Some junkie is breaking into my house now. Sorry I don't live close enough to the city, I'll just roll over and die instead.

  • Sandisk posted at 12:52 pm on Wed, Jul 24, 2013.

    Sandisk Posts: 2

    Yes, poor baby almost shot a cop and would have then been shot herself. But she wasn't so who cares? Who cares about our rights? Not you obviously. You like rules, but don't care if the people enforcing them follow them? Good game.

    This was a bad situation that could have been even worse except for a snap decision. It very easily could have been a blood bath, cops get excited when people shoot at them. Had the cops done their job properly, the entire situation could have been avoided and a law-abiding citizen wouldn't have almost shot a cop. But no you are right, it's not worth talking about. Saving lives? Who cares if it continues and happens to others. Police don't need to respect us, they are just following the rules right? You know who else just followed the rules? Nazi's.

  • speakup posted at 8:07 am on Tue, Jul 23, 2013.

    speakup Posts: 9

    Aww the poor baby! Got raided and did not get hurt, I would complain too! All I have to say is that sometimes to be free, there has to be rules. Sometimes with those rules you might sometimes get the short end. But she was not hurt so why bother say anything?

  • VickiInCostaRica posted at 10:51 pm on Mon, Jul 22, 2013.

    VickiInCostaRica Posts: 4

    WTH??? Florida is digging themselves deeper & deeper into the ground!! I've had at least a dozen people from around the world email me this article because I'd recently said that IF I ever left Costa Rica & moved back to the U.S., I'd move back to the Sarasota area but with all the #@!^ that's going on - ESPECIALLY around laws geared towards guys with "small hands"/issues - I don't know!!!

    I've had LOTS of people share with me they don't feel safe visiting Florida because of this "Stand Your Ground" law & they will be boycotting Florida.

    Did you see this current list of performers who are BOYCOTTING FLORIDA due to Stand Your Ground law: Steve Wonder, Bruce Springsteen, Mary Mary, Eddie Levert, Rod Stewart, Madonna, Usher, Pattie Labelle, Kanye West, Mary J, Trey Songz, Jay Z, Rolling Stones, Justin Timberlake, R. Kelly, Rihanna, Alicia Keys, Joe, Will I AM, Keyshia Cole, Young Jeezy, Erykah Badu, Wale, Frankie Beverly, Parliament.

    Added to all the anti-gay b.s.

    & with tourism MEGA LOW - how WILL Florida survive???


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