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State v. George Zimmerman (Pre-Trial) => Media Coverage and Bias => Topic started by: SuzieTampa on November 24, 2012, 09:19:05 AM

Title: Trevor Dooley convicted of manslaughter
Post by: SuzieTampa on November 24, 2012, 09:19:05 AM
I hope I'm not doing this incorrectly. This week, Trevor Dooley was convicted of manslaughter in the 2010 shooting of David James in Valrico in Hillsborough County, which includes Tampa. Although not part of the trial, race may be brought up in the sentencing portion. This was a SYG case.

Dooley, now 71, is black and James, then 41, was white. Dooley says he wouldn't have been convicted if the races were reversed. Unlike the TM case, this happened in broad daylight, and there were a couple of witnesses, including James' young daughter. 

http://www.tampabay.com/news/courts/criminal/convicted-of-killing-his-neighbor-trevor-dooley-talks-of-race-but-not/1262479 (http://www.tampabay.com/news/courts/criminal/convicted-of-killing-his-neighbor-trevor-dooley-talks-of-race-but-not/1262479)
Title: Re: Trevor Dooley convicted of manslaughter
Post by: unitron on November 24, 2012, 01:05:35 PM
Was this the "Stand your ground after grabbing your gun and going across the street to a public park to harass a skateboarder" case?
Title: Re: Trevor Dooley convicted of manslaughter
Post by: RickyJim on November 24, 2012, 01:19:00 PM
Was this the "Stand your ground after grabbing your gun and going across the street to a public park to harass a skateboarder" case?

Judge Moody didn't think so. (http://www.tampabay.com/news/courts/criminal/stand-your-ground-claim-by-trevor-dooley-in-fatal-park-shooting-rejected/1230020)
Title: Re: Trevor Dooley convicted of manslaughter
Post by: nomatter_nevermind on November 24, 2012, 07:57:53 PM
This case will be great comfort to those who feel that carrying a gun in a concealed holster is morally equivalent to displaying the gun for the purpose of threatening.
Title: Re: Trevor Dooley convicted of manslaughter
Post by: TalkLeft on November 25, 2012, 08:52:52 PM
Please keep these threads to the Zimmerman case. I'm locking this one.