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Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Andrew Coffee IV was charged with the attempted murder of a law enforcement officer and the felony murder of Coffee's girlfriend, Alteria Woods. Deputies with the Indian River County Sheriff's Office shot Woods 10 times during a drug raid in 2017 targeting Coffee's father. The younger Coffee allegedly opened fire on deputies when they burst into his room that evening, having been awoken by the commotion and thinking the cops were an intruder. Deputies fired back, killing Woods. Had Coffee not tried to defend himself that evening, the government argued, the officers would never have shot at them in return. Therefore, Coffee was supposedy guilty of murdering his partner.

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The jury didn't buy it, acquitting Coffee on both charges. "I was trying to protect me and Alteria and I thought I was doing that," said Coffee, "but I feel I didn't protect her. I can't sleep with that ... .They killed her."

Coffee's case is far more egregious than Rittenhouse's: Agents of the state broke into his room, killed his girlfriend, admitted that they killed her, and still tried to lock him up for it. And while Rittenhouse gets to walk free, Coffee still faces 30 years in prison, because the jury found him guilty of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon"a firearm he used in self-defense when officers burst into his home for a drug raid that had nothing to do with him.

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"Coffee still faces 30 years in prison, because the jury found him guilty of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon"

Justice prevails! /s

I'm surprised Florida even bothers to strip gun rights from felons.

#1 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-11-23 03:26 PM | Reply

"Some are using Kyle Rittenhouse's acquittal to argue for harsher laws and punishments. Andrew Coffee IV's case is a study in why that's an awful idea."
I'm sure our esteemed #RetortRegulars haven't had a chance to weigh in on this because they're so busy fighting for truth, consistency and justice on so many other topics. No doubt they'll get around to it promptly.

#2 | Posted by sentinel at 2021-11-24 06:35 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"the jury found him guilty of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon"

It is a fact that he is a felon in illegal possession of a firearm. From 'Liberal Logic' on Rittenhouse, you 100% lose your right to claim self-defense when you are committing a crime. That is why they had the media originally play up the 'illegally crossed state lines with a firearm' lie to encourage the rioting and burning. When that didn't work, they had the prosecutor lie about 'a minor in possession of a firearm' clearly misreading the statute. So, after spending countless hours repeating why a person committing a crime loses their right to self-defense, I can't see how you are even trying to link to this case as any sort of proxy.

To be 100% clear, Rittenhouse was not found innocent because the jury decided that a person committing a crime DOES NOT lose their right to self-defense. The jury found him innocent because 1.) he WAS NOT committing a crime when we acted in self-defense, and 2.) his self-defense was 100% justified by the facts of the case.

The case linked in this article bears no resemblance to that. You should pick better hills to die on.

#3 | Posted by totaltruth at 2021-11-25 09:14 PM | Reply | Funny: 2 | Newsworthy 1

Oh goodie... a long weekend sock puppet.

#4 | Posted by REDIAL at 2021-11-25 09:17 PM | Reply

"#4 | POSTED BY REDIAL"

So, no response to the topic at hand? I expected nothing different.

#5 | Posted by totaltruth at 2021-11-25 09:18 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

If you're totaltruth, just call me skeptical.

Enjoy your trollfest.

#6 | Posted by REDIAL at 2021-11-25 09:21 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#6 | POSTED BY REDIAL

Enjoy your Thanksgiving and Let's Go Brandon!

#7 | Posted by totaltruth at 2021-11-25 09:32 PM | Reply

#7 free wi fi at the mission today? Happy Thanksgiving.

#8 | Posted by bruceaz at 2021-11-25 11:26 PM | Reply

"#7 free wi fi at the mission today?
#8 | POSTED BY BRUCEAZ"

I don't know. I was going to swing by there later to see your daughter and then stuff her like a turkey. I will let you know after if I have any energy left to type.

#9 | Posted by totaltruth at 2021-11-26 01:24 AM | Reply

They were after this guy's father, not him. His self defense claim was valid and the jury did right by no convicting him.

But just because he faces 30 years doesnt mean he's going to get 30. He will probably get 7 or so.

Plus, he's a felon with a weapon, which is illegal?

I wonder, why didnt the LAW banning guns by felons work? You liberals tell us all the time that laws are needed to ban guns. Hell, it didnt work in this case.

Why would it work on law abiding people's? This is just a case proving that only felons will have guns even if they are banned.

#10 | Posted by boaz at 2021-11-26 11:17 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

"I wonder, why didnt the LAW banning guns by felons work?"

Using that logic, why have laws at all?

I mean, if folks breaking the law means the law is useless, wouldn't that same "logic" apply to every law? Do murders prove that "laws against murder" don't work?!?

#11 | Posted by Danforth at 2021-11-26 11:44 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

To be 100% clear, Rittenhouse was not found innocent because the jury decided that a person committing a crime DOES NOT lose their right to self-defense.

#3 | POSTED BY TOTALTRUTH AT 2021-11-25 09:14 PM | FLAG:

To be 100% clear, the murderers convicted in Arbery's case were committing a violent felony of false imprisonment with a firearm, then claimed self-defense. It's not self-defense when you are in commission of a violent felony.

#12 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2021-11-26 11:54 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Had Coffee not tried to defend himself that evening, the government argued, the officers would never have shot at them in return.

Breonna Taylor would have something to say about this.

#13 | Posted by ClownShack at 2021-11-26 12:08 PM | Reply

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