STAND YOUR GROUND: Sounds like a bad prosecution to me:
Borden, 44, who was acquitted of all charges yesterday, was walking his dogs last year when three men in a Jeep tried to run him down. He pulled a gun and shot five times through the windshield, then moved to the side of the vehicle and fired nine more rounds.
He thought the shooting was self-defense, but a prosecutor put him on trial in the deaths, despite a new Florida law that grants wide latitude to people using deadly force to protect themselves. . . .
In Bordenâ€™s case, a prosecutor filed charges against him, even though he privately thought Borden might have been correct to open fire. In Kentucky, a man suspected of murder was offered a plea agreement because the law was too difficult to explain to jurors.
If the prosecutor thinks a defendant acted correctly, he shouldn’t prosecute. That’s what prosecutorial discretion is for. And if the law’s too hard to explain to jurors, you shouldn’t prosecute, and the legislature should have to pass a new law that people can understand.