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This again: Florida man shot dead because of hoodie and sagging pants

Old 01-22-14, 08:21 AM
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This again: Florida man shot dead because of hoodie and sagging pants

Wearing a hoodie in Florida can still get you killed.

On Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 , 21-year-old Ricardo Sanes was allegedly shot to death by Claudius Smith after Sanes was reportedly looking suspicious because he was wearing a hoodie and sagging pants. The shooter then returned to his home and told his girlfriend that Sanes tried to rob him and he shot him because he felt threatened. Per a confession to the Orlando police, Smith felt threatened and feared for his life “because his pants were falling down and his hands were in his hoodie pockets.”

Sanes, according to witness accounts, did not seem to be bothering anyone or stealing anything but Smith thought he was a burglar. Based on this suspicion, Smith followed Sanes, jumping a fence and gunning him down in a neighboring apartment complex. Charged with second-degree murder, Smith may try to invoke “Stand Your Ground” as a defense. Even though the police do not believe Stand Your Ground applies in this incident, it’s up to a judge to decide. In a prior unrelated incident, a judge granted Stand Your Ground to a man who went to his car to get a gun before killing a person.

Smith’s girlfriend, Angela Kemraj, stated that she saw Sanes on her home surveillance camera and told Smith. She stated that she saw Sanes leaving the yard with nothing in his hands as he climbed over the fence to the neighboring apartment complex. She then told Smith, who ran out of the house, jumped the fence and followed Sanes. Kemraj heard gunshots two minutes later and Smith returned. He said that Sanes tried to rob him but said nothing of shooting the unarmed man. When police investigated the shooting, Smith denied all knowledge of the shooting but later confessed under questioning. He then claimed self-defense to the police because he was in fear for his life.

Once again in Florida the life of a black man can be taken based on how he dresses and a nighttime encounter.
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Both are black so...
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re: This again: Florida man shot dead because of hoodie and sagging pants

He said that Sanes tried to rob him but said nothing of shooting the unarmed man.
Fearing Sanes was armed, Smith shot, reports the paper. Police did later find a handgun concealed in Sanes’ pants. However, investigators also reportedly discovered that Sanes was shot in the back, which could contradict Smith’s story.
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I see PenguinJoe still thinks DVDTalk is a link farm.
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Both are black so...
HLN will have nothing too do with this story.
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Seems valid.
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HLN will have nothing too do with this story.
Yeah I suspect Fox News won't be airing this trial.
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I guess I have to go with guilty on this one.
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re: This again: Florida man shot dead because of hoodie and sagging pants

I need some hard facts before I can make a decision on this one. Was the shooter fat? Was he at least partially white?
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I need some hard facts before I can make a decision on this one. Was the shooter fat? Was he at least partially white?
He jumped a fence. So probably not so fat.
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Well, I'm calling the shooter white until we can confirm that he isn't. Hopefully the outrage is already built up by then.
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The guy wasn't even packing Skittles and yet he feared for his life? Not sure I buy it.
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Smith felt threatened and feared for his life
Really?

She then told Smith, who ran out of the house, jumped the fence and followed Sanes.
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Why is this even getting any coverage? This kind of thing happens everyday all over the place.
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Why is this even getting any coverage? This kind of thing happens everyday all over the place.
Yeah, sweep that shit under the rug like the rest of black on black crimes.
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Why is this even getting any coverage? This kind of thing happens everyday all over the place.
Because we didn't know the race of the guy who shot the other guy, but the race doesn't matter.
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I'm waiting for Nancy Grace to tell me where to direct my outrage.
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Both are black so...
Obama won't know which one to say looks more like his unborn son?
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Obama won't know which one to say looks more like his unborn son?
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Which unborn son? The unborn son who looks like Trayvon or the unborn son who won't be allowed to play in the NFL?
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The healthy one who has not signed up for Obamacare yet
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Obama should have a beer with all involved.
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Obama should call him a jackass.
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