South Carolina Officer Charged With Murder

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    Quote Originally Posted by littleluck55 View Post
    I'm with you there. As much as I support the police, I can't believe this one. Of course, I didn't sit through the trial and here all the testimony, but I believe his defense was almost exclusively self defense. He shot him from 18 feet apart running away.
    Yea I dunno how this happened. How he can absolved of all guilt is beyond me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by littleluck55 View Post
    He is still scheduled to go on trial early next year on federal charges, including civil rights offenses, related to the shooting. This almost sounds like double jeopardy if he was found innocent.
    Double jeopardy only applies to one jurisdiction at a time, meaning the state can't bring a 2nd prosecution against you for the same state crime if you've been acquitted.

    State charges are different than federal charges so double jeopardy doesn't apply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by halfback20 View Post
    I read that a recent note to the judge said the majority of jurors couldn't decide.
    Well that changed. It was one. I guess when they went back in it changed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by littleluck55 View Post
    I'm with you there. As much as I support the police, I can't believe this one. Of course, I didn't sit through the trial and here all the testimony, but I believe his defense was almost exclusively self defense. He shot him from 18 feet apart running away.
    If you think about it what testimony could you have heard that would have given you pause vs what you actually saw?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColonelCrazy View Post
    Double jeopardy only applies to one jurisdiction at a time, meaning the state can't bring a 2nd prosecution against you for the same state crime if you've been acquitted.

    State charges are different than federal charges so double jeopardy doesn't apply.
    I agree, technically, it's not double jeopardy, but it sure feels like it when you are getting tried for the exact same crime.

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    Re-trial in March

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    Quote Originally Posted by littleluck55 View Post
    I agree, technically, it's not double jeopardy, but it sure feels like it when you are getting tried for the exact same crime.
    You are, but with variations in evidence laws.

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