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  • kenloe3981 Feb 11, 3:24 p.m.

    Her husband should be charged with a hate crime ......folks should learn the facts about the crime !

  • oldschoolrules Feb 11, 3:08 p.m.

    Who says "justice" hasn't already been served with him going to prison. The dead man's family probably thinks so.

  • ginufine3011 Feb 11, 2:31 p.m.

    You don't and shouldn't wait until a criminal is up on you or in your house before you use deadly force, while on YOUR PRIVATE PROPERTY.

  • ginufine3011 Feb 11, 2:25 p.m.

    It’s amazing how some people’s view of the right to “Stand Your Ground” changes depending on the shooter / ‘victim’s’ color…..WooHoo2You

    AMEN!!!

  • Duke _Nukem Feb 11, 2:05 p.m.

    "Now, as she REIGNS with the angels, let us imitate her courage and strength and commitment to justice and right until our day comes," he (Barber)said.

    I don't have a degree in religion, BUT I do know that the only one who reins in Heaven is Jesus with the Father.

    You need to brush up on that part of the Bible, Reverend.....

  • WooHoo2You Feb 11, 11:58 a.m.

    It’s amazing how some people’s view of the right to “Stand Your Ground” changes depending on the shooter / ‘victim’s’ color…..

  • 4Strikes Feb 11, 11:37 a.m.

    "Mr. McNeil should have gathered up his family and gone into his home and called the police. When will people learn. Being right does not guarantee you will receive justice. He has given up so much over property! I would ask. Was it worth it?"
    landshark

    You are right that it sounds like he could have just gone in the house and waited for the police in relative saftey. If they guy forced his way in and then McNeil shot him, it would be a different story. Depending on the threat, he could have been justified shooting him outside, but who knows what really happened. It wasn't over property though/

  • RM24 Feb 11, 10:57 a.m.

    However if a man has a gun and ask you to leave his property, I say it's a good idea to leave! To stay should let everyone know that you have a severe disturbance! Shooting seems justified in this case! Unfortunately he was freed for the wrong reason! His race has nothing to do with his guilt nor innocence ! Glad he's free! Lesson is if your trespassing and asked to leave then u should do it! And if they have a gun you better do it in a hurry!

  • RM24 Feb 11, 10:50 a.m.

    Of course, the guy was black, and therefore it becomes a case of "injustice" if any punishment is rendered.....
    aetius476

    The shooting in PineLevel sounds more like this case! However there, a white man got 7 yrs for shooting someone who would not leave his property! So it's not only race!

  • concerncitizen Feb 11, 10:47 a.m.

    Right about now The McNeil family wishes they had done the smart thing back in 2005? Mr. McNeil should have gathered up his family and gone into his home and called the police. When will people learn. Being right does not guarantee you will receive justice. He has given up so much over property! I would ask. Was it worth it?

  • RM24 Feb 11, 10:47 a.m.

    Grand Union only see's the white race as criminals. All others can do no wrong!

  • 4Strikes Feb 11, 10:28 a.m.

    I don't think that this guy was in the same situation as Zimmerman. I have said before, that it sounds like this case could go either way. It sounds like the prosecutor could have been pressing for an easy win, rather than actual justice.

    Zimmerman, on the other hand is innocent and based on all available evidence should be hailed as a hero. He was viciously attacked while watching over his neighborhood and probably would have been killed if he didn't have a gun available to protect himself. If you are capable of looking beyond the fact that he is hispanic and look at the evidence objectively, you will see that too.

  • aetius476 Feb 11, 10:26 a.m.

    "So just like Zimmerman?" - Grand Union

    Well, Zimmerman was actually being assaulted and attacked at the time he used lethal force. We can argue whether he provoked the incident, but at the time he shot, he very much was under physical threat.

    That is a bit different than someone at a distance shooting a person for refusing to leave their front yard. He and his son still had the option to withdraw. Or, he could have held the gun on the guy and called 911.

    Seems a different thing completely...

  • Grand Union Feb 11, 10:08 a.m.

    "Can not be judged,dis agreed with or held accountable for their own actions."

    So just like Zimmerman?

  • whatever02 Feb 11, 10:07 a.m.

    There was evidence - enought so that the police did not charge him initially. "Witnesses corroborated his story that Epps threatened the McNeils' son with a box cutter and refused to leave the property even after John McNeil fired a warning shot into the ground." I wish Barber would stay out of it - he complains about so much that is insignificant that he can't be taken seriously.

  • pelosi-rulz Feb 11, 10:00 a.m.

    Can not be judged,dis agreed with or held accountable for their own actions.

  • aetius476 Feb 11, 9:26 a.m.

    6 years for shooting a man dead because he won't leave your front yard seems pretty unjust to me.

    If the guy was in the house or his son could not escape maybe. Just being threatening and in your front yard seems pretty far fetched to have to use deadly force.

    Of course, the guy was black, and therefore it becomes a case of "injustice" if any punishment is rendered.....

  • Life-goes-on. Feb 11, 8:51 a.m.

    "It was also when a Georgia Superior Court judge ruled that John McNeil should be released because of multiple errors at trial, including the jury not being properly instructed on a person's right to use force to defend himself, his home or another person from violent attack."
    I would have a better feeling if there was "evidence" that McNeil was innocent rather than having to rely on mistakes made during the trial. Seems to me that anything Rev. Barber or the NAACP is involved in is usually another way for blacks to stay in the perpetual victim status. I'm suspicious when I see either in a story because of their past.

  • whatever02 Feb 11, 8:33 a.m.

    Horribly sad case. Good people - such good people. I am praying that he does go free.

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