Have you seen this story yet?
The South Carolina Supreme Court had made the unusual move of halting a murder trial to hold a hearing on the state’s so-called “stand your ground” law — but it’s who’s claiming the defense that’s likely to turn heads: an armed intruder who shot and killed the man whose home he broke into.
Gregg Isaac testified in court this week that he entered the apartment of Antonio Corbitt in 2005 with another man, Tavares World, after World kicked in the door, The State newspaper reported. Isaac testified that as World and Corbitt fought, it looked like Corbitt was going to pull a gun and shoot Isaac, so instead, Isaac shot Corbitt twice. Corbitt stumbled outside and died.
But here is the part that makes me see red:
Isaac’s defense attorney Mark Schnee argued that his client should be granted immunity from prosecution because South Carolina’s 2006 “stand your ground” law allows people to use deadly force if they fear for their lives.
The law was never intended to protect those who seek to do harm to others. The moment these two men broke into another person’s home, they forfeit any and all rights under man’s law and entered back into Natural Law. Now that they are being tried under man’s law, they have no claim to its protections as they violated the contract by which they must abide if they want to claim those protections Their lawyer should know this, so for their lawyer to argue otherwise… As long as we have a society where people actually think this sort of argument makes sense – let alone tolerate arguments such as this – we will never be able to maintain the rule of law. We’ll be lucky to maintain society, itself.
At the very least, these two men should be executed and their lawyer permanently disbarred.