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71 Year Old Convicted Of Manslaughter After Using “Stand Your Ground” Defense

Since the case in Sanford, Florida where George Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin and then used the “stand your ground” law as his defense, most people know about it and have been talking about it.

The curious thing about the “stand your ground” law is that it does not seem to work for everyone who uses it as a defense. Trevor Dooley, a black man in Tampa, Florida, shot another man in what he claims was self defense but was found guilty of manslaughter. Dooley was charged with manslaughter after he shot his white neighbor, David James, as James’ eight year old daughter watched. The two men are reported to have gotten into a verbal altercation which escalated and the 71 year old shot and killed James.

The jury in the case rendered a quick verdict, finding Dooley guilty of manslaughter for killing the 41 year old father. The altercation occurred in 2010 where Dooley is reported to have pulled up his T-shirt to show that  he had a gun. Dooley, a 5-foot-7  tall man weighing 160 pounds, claimed to have felt threatened by James who was 6-foot-1, and weighed 240 pounds. He claimed to have used the gun in self defense.

Witnesses say that Dooley had turned to walk away after he showed James that he had a gun and James attempted to grab his gun. The two men are reported to have wrestled on the ground before James was shot.

Dooley spoke to reporters after his conviction, citing racism as a factor in his case. He said,

“Do you really think that if it was the other way around and the skin color would be different, we would be here today?…We wouldn’t.”

Dooley and his wife have been married for 40 years. She collapsed when she heard his verdict.

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  2. Larry T of ATL via Ohio

    This what happens when black people is tought now days to not bring up past history of black people being mistreated such as ovious victims like Emmitt Till case when the jury made ovious remark that they was teaching black people a lesson,the other abuse black lady in Florida serving 20 years for firing a gun in the air to protect herself, Rodney King, and they still never had proof that O.J. Simpson was guilty because he never had the time to make his flight if he committed the crime. But he is still treated like he is guity. There are many other cases as well. The 1960-1973 black rebel attitudes is really what made laws for blacks improved not the present do not bring up the past attitude.

  3. Laws are made to 0ppress us, and to enslave us for not knowing the unknown of how our fellow man really feel about us. But thank the almighty for letting us love them in what ever evil they bring up on us, and we are still standing tall for what we believe in our hearts.

  4. keepbothbarrelesload

    The prison can’t hold billions of ppl. Crackas always shyting on us brothas and sistas n getting a slap on the wrist compare to what ppl of color get..THESE CRACKAS USE PRISON AND OTHER TACTICS TO KEEP THE BLKS(not) in line like slaves in slavery. WE SHOILD USE THE VERY SAME TACTICS ON THEM THAT THEY USE ON US JUST DO NOT GET CAUGHT!!!

  5. so n whattttttttttt

  6. Wow. Complaining about racism whilst being racist yourself. Nice going, that’s how we’ll achieve equality, by answering bigotry with bigotry, bravo!

    • at least that cracker is dead bitch and hes right this wouldnt be in the news dooley would be dead and the other guy free

  7. Many of our black politicians are like many of our white politicians, they are running for office to gain money and power, they care very little or nothing about changing the course of history, and this is one of the reasons so many of our people are not getting JUSTICE. Marijuana is illegal but alcohol is legal. Theft is a crime, but adultery carries no jail time. A person w/ Aids has the ability to spread Aids because of the HPPA law. But, a person w/ a felony in some states go to jail for life, per the three stikes law, even if it's taking a sandwich to stop one's hunger. So, Is the government really for the people?

  8. To hell with injustic; keep The Faith, Trust God only, and just acknowledge this one word, L O V E

  9. I HATE THIS RACIST COUNTRY!!!

    It’s a god*da*mn shame a Black people can’t defend themselves when it comes to crackers!!! This cracker should’ve taken his pale azz home. HE DESERVED TO BE SHOT, HE WAS ON THIS MAN’S PROPERTY!

    Another Black woman in Florida is in jail for ‘standing her ground’ for 20 years because she shot in the air at a wife beater! She didn’t even shoot the negroid, but the racist Florida court gave her 20 years, but gave that cracker, zimmberboy, a FREE PASS when he killed Trayvon.

    AND Y’ALL NEGROIDS ARE STANDING IN LINE TO GIVE THESE RACIST CRACKERS YOUR MONEY, TODAY!!!

  10. I HATE THIS RACIST COUNTRY!!!

    It’s a god*da*mn shame a Black people can’t defend themselves when it comes to crackers!!! This cracker should’ve taken his pale azz home. HE DESERVED TO BE SHOT, HE WAS ON THIS MAN’S PROPERTY!

    Another Black woman in Florida is in jail for ‘standing her ground’ for 20 years because she shot in the air at a wife beater! She didn’t even shoot the negroid, but the racist Florida court gave her 20 years, but gave that cracker, zimmberboy, a FREE PASS when he killed Trayvon.

    AND Y’ALL NEGROIDS ARE STANDING IN LINE TO GIVE THESE RACIST CRACKERS YOUR MONEY, TODAY!!!

  11. I HATE THIS RACIST COUNTRY!!!

    It’s a god*da*mn shame a Black people can’t defend themselves when it comes to crackers!!! This cracker should’ve taken his pale azz home. HE DESERVED TO BE SHOT, HE WAS ON THIS MAN’S PROPERTY!

    Another Black woman in Florida is in jail for ‘standing her ground’ for 20 years because she shot in the air at a wife beater! She didn’t even shoot the negroid, but the racist Florida court gave her 20 years, but gave that cracker, zimmberboy, a FREE PASS when he killed Trayvon.

    AND Y’ALL NEGROIDS ARE STANDING IN LINE TO GIVE THESE RACIST CRACKERS YOUR MONEY, TODAY!!!

  12. I HATE THIS RACIST COUNTRY!!!

    It’s a god*da*mn shame a Black people can’t defend themselves when it comes to crackers!!! This cracker should’ve taken his pale azz home. HE DESERVED TO BE SHOT, HE WAS ON THIS MAN’S PROPERTY!

    Another Black woman in Florida is in jail for ‘standing her ground’ for 20 years because she shot in the air at a wife beater! She didn’t even shoot the negroid, but the racist Florida court gave her 20 years, but gave that cracker, zimmberboy, a FREE PASS when he killed Trayvon.

    AND Y’ALL NEGROIDS ARE STANDING IN LINE TO GIVE THESE RACIST CRACKERS YOUR MONEY, TODAY!!!

  13. I HATE THIS RACIST COUNTRY!!!

    It’s a god*da*mn shame a Black people can’t defend themselves when it comes to crackers!!! This cracker should’ve taken his pale azz home. HE DESERVED TO BE SHOT, HE WAS ON THIS MAN’S PROPERTY!

    Another Black woman in Florida is in jail for ‘standing her ground’ for 20 years because she shot in the air at a wife beater! She didn’t even shoot the negroid, but the racist Florida court gave her 20 years, but gave that cracker, zimmberboy, a FREE PASS when he killed Trayvon.

    AND Y’ALL NEGROIDS ARE STANDING IN LINE TO GIVE THESE RACIST CRACKERS YOUR MONEY, TODAY!!!

  14. I HATE THIS RACIST COUNTRY!!!

    It’s a god*da*mn shame a Black people can’t defend themselves when it comes to crackers!!! This cracker should’ve taken his pale azz home. HE DESERVED TO BE SHOT, HE WAS ON THIS MAN’S PROPERTY!

    Another Black woman in Florida is in jail for ‘standing her ground’ for 20 years because she shot in the air at a wife beater! She didn’t even shoot the negroid, but the racist Florida court gave her 20 years, but gave that cracker, zimmberboy, a FREE PASS when he killed Trayvon.

    AND Y’ALL NEGROIDS ARE STANDING IN LINE TO GIVE THESE RACIST CRACKERS YOUR MONEY, TODAY!!!

  15. I HATE THIS RACIST COUNTRY!!!

    It’s a god*da*mn shame a Black people can’t defend themselves when it comes to crackers!!! This cracker should’ve taken his pale azz home. HE DESERVED TO BE SHOT, HE WAS ON THIS MAN’S PROPERTY!

    Another Black woman in Florida is in jail for ‘standing her ground’ for 20 years because she shot in the air at a wife beater! She didn’t even shoot the negroid, but the racist Florida court gave her 20 years, but gave that cracker, zimmberboy, a FREE PASS when he killed Trayvon.

    AND Y’ALL NEGROIDS ARE STANDING IN LINE TO GIVE THESE RACIST CRACKERS YOUR MONEY, TODAY!!!

  16. I HATE THIS RACIST COUNTRY!!!

    It’s a god*da*mn shame a Black people can’t defend themselves when it comes to crackers!!! This cracker should’ve taken his pale azz home. HE DESERVED TO BE SHOT, HE WAS ON THIS MAN’S PROPERTY!

    Another Black woman in Florida is in jail for ‘standing her ground’ for 20 years because she shot in the air at a wife beater! She didn’t even shoot the negroid, but the racist Florida court gave her 20 years, but gave that cracker, zimmberboy, a FREE PASS when he killed Trayvon.

    AND Y’ALL NEGROIDS ARE STANDING IN LINE TO GIVE THESE RACIST CRACKERS YOUR MONEY, TODAY!!!

  17. I HATE THIS RACIST COUNTRY!!!

    It’s a god*da*mn shame a Black people can’t defend themselves when it comes to crackers!!! This cracker should’ve taken his pale azz home. HE DESERVED TO BE SHOT, HE WAS ON THIS MAN’S PROPERTY!

    Another Black woman in Florida is in jail for ‘standing her ground’ for 20 years because she shot in the air at a wife beater! She didn’t even shoot the negroid, but the racist Florida court gave her 20 years, but gave that cracker, zimmberboy, a FREE PASS when he killed Trayvon.

    AND Y’ALL NEGROIDS ARE STANDING IN LINE TO GIVE THESE RACIST CRACKERS YOUR MONEY, TODAY!!!

  18. I HATE THIS RACIST COUNTRY!!!

    It’s a god*da*mn shame a Black people can’t defend themselves when it comes to crackers!!! This cracker should’ve taken his pale azz home. HE DESERVED TO BE SHOT, HE WAS ON THIS MAN’S PROPERTY!

    Another Black woman in Florida is in jail for ‘standing her ground’ for 20 years because she shot in the air at a wife beater! She didn’t even shoot the negroid, but the racist Florida court gave her 20 years, but gave that cracker, zimmberboy, a FREE PASS when he killed Trayvon.

    AND Y’ALL NEGROIDS ARE STANDING IN LINE TO GIVE THESE RACIST CRACKERS YOUR MONEY, TODAY!!!

  19. I HATE THIS RACIST COUNTRY!!!

    It’s a god*da*mn shame a Black people can’t defend themselves when it comes to crackers!!! This cracker should’ve taken his pale azz home. HE DESERVED TO BE SHOT, HE WAS ON THIS MAN’S PROPERTY!

    Another Black woman in Florida is in jail for ‘standing her ground’ for 20 years because she shot in the air at a wife beater! She didn’t even shoot the negroid, but the racist Florida court gave her 20 years, but gave that cracker, zimmberboy, a FREE PASS when he killed Trayvon.

    AND Y’ALL NEGROIDS ARE STANDING IN LINE TO GIVE THESE RACIST CRACKERS YOUR MONEY, TODAY!!!

  20. Instead of a stand and die law, how about a walk away law! I have no doubt the result would be different if the roles were reversed, but neighbors arguing is no reason for either of them to wind up DEAD! Walk your asses away! When Dooley brought a gun to an over the fence argument he was wrong. Since they got into a fight, the charge should have been involuntary manslaughter. Five years, suspend 3.

  21. At lease the cracker is Died.

  22. You don't just decide to kill someone. Wake up people,this is more than black/white. You should expect to go to jail.

    • Yes, even comments are turned around when it's a white person that gets killed. Now if David James had been Black your comment would be, "It serves him right. He had no business putting his hands on the white man, wouldn't you Teemo Luciano?

  23. SMDH, Just Us, get put in Jail, talk about Double Standard!
    The crazy thing is that Travon's Killer- the Pedophile stalker is walking the streets,
    as we speak!

  24. tampa florida dosent suprise me.

    • The criminal system is a huge business in America and it's true to say that it's being filled with people of "color" at a disproportionate rate; which helps to create a "New Jim Crow Era" causing great harm to our communities, especially to the Afrocentric male population. Those that control government will continue to pose unfair practice in the distribution of law to create a divide between the European massess and African massess in order to divide and conquer. As long as Europeans feel a part of the "privileged," "white" group they'll turn a blind eye to injustices to the so called "black" group.
      The Supreme Court Judges are appointed for life, so any one in place with racist ideologies will be there to ensure these unfair practices will be carried out for years to come without repercussion. GOOD thing there's a GOD who ultimately dispenses Judgement for all; we will be judged generation to generation. Hopefully this racial divide won't escalate but diminished as we try to practice- Love thy neighbors as thyself.

  25. Every time I say the plege of alligance, the line for justice for all it reminds me of the horrors faced in the past. I lost respect for America, after whites kept bombing churches in the south. As a kid, I couldn't understand why someone would kill a kid my age. Domestic terror is an American as apple pie. These events really shaped how I viewed America.

  26. Eric Holder is a joke ,Eric hasn't done nothing against Police injustice either

    • I strongly believe Eric would like to, but many our our black leaders are afraid of losing their jobs and being isolated by white leaders and the house n—— of course. Eric wants to leave, I read recently that our President asked him to stay.

  27. Trey Suchasweetheart Andrews

    Change the law's name to the stand your white ass ground law.

    • Dre Thetripletruth Farrow

      Al lot of people misunderstand that law and go to jail because of it. ignorance = incarceration!

    • in this case your comment makes no sense.

    • Dre Thetripletruth Farrow Well, tell us what you understand about the law, because so far it seems to me that the law was written to give white folk a license to kill Black people, and Blacks can not protect themselves from white aggression.

  28. white man justice…black man grief

  29. The law is not to be used by you, only against you.

  30. Not surprised, blacks never have and never will be treated fairly in justice system.

  31. the brother had witness and still didn't do him any good.

  32. Racist mother Fockers he was walking away. Bastard could have let it go or gave it to police. Deserved to die. Black life ain't worth shoot in this country…

  33. THEIR IS JUSTICE AND THEIR IS JUST US.

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