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Benzie Prosecutor doesn't know Michigan is Stand Your Ground
« on: August 23, 2018, 10:42:16 AM »
https://legalinsurrection.com/2018/08/law-of-self-defense-when-the-prosecutor-doesnt-know-the-law/

Michigan Prosecutor Doesn’t Know MI is “Stand-Your-Ground”

There’s an excellent example of this, out of Michigan this week, in a news article about a defensive shooting.
https://upnorthlive.com/news/local/prosecutor-offers-reminder-of-michigan-self-defense-laws
The journalist got extensive quotes from an actual Benzie County prosecutor named Sara Swanson. In part, Prosecutor Swanson is quoted as saying:

    “Michigan does not have a ‘Stand Your Ground’ law like, say Florida has …”

In fact Michigan adopted a “Stand-Your-Ground” law almost identical to Florida’s in 2006, only a year after Florida’s “Stand-Your-Ground” law was passed in 2005. You’d think a Michigan prosecutor in 2018 would know the state had a “Stand-Your-Ground” statute for the past 12 years, but apparently you’d be wrong.

Now, I don’t think much of journalists, especially when they cover shooting events, so it’s possible the journalist was wearing her “opposite cloak” that day and the prosecutor said the reverse of what was quoted. But I’ve seen exactly this kind of ignorance of use-of-force law by purported legal experts who ought to know better too many times to believe this simply couldn’t have happened.
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