Australia’s SBS Dateline doesn’t put a question mark after their report License to Kill. Which raises a question mark about their objectivity. But seriously, what do you expect in a mainstream media outlet operating in a country that’s banned firearms for personal defense? Maybe they should have, I dunno, presented the other side of the Brandon Baker shooting from someone outside of the bereaved family? Make the jump for the account from foxtampabay.com . . .
Pinellas sheriff’s deputies say 23-year-old Seth Browning followed Brandon Baker to the entrance of Baker’s apartment complex on Seagull Drive just after 2 a.m. Tuesday.
Deputies say Browning was concerned about the way Baker was driving and decided to follow Baker to get his vehicle tag number. The sheriff’s office says Browning never called 911 to report an erratic driver.
Baker’s twin brother and Baker’s girlfriend followed in a third vehicle.
Deputies say Baker approached Browning’s vehicle aggressively. Browning stayed in his car, according to investigators. Detectives say Baker’s brother Chris also got out of his car and approached Browning.
The sheriff’s office says Browning, an off-duty security guard, sprayed pepper spray at the Baker twins. Investigators say at that point, Brandon Baker reached into Browning’s vehicle and punched him. Deputies say that’s when Browning pulled out his work-issued gun and shot and killed Brandon Baker.
So, SBS provides three examples of Florida citizens who decided to take matters involving law and order into their own hands and get embroiled in lethal combat. Tell me they couldn’t find any examples of “clean shoots” that validate the Sunshine state’s Stand Your Ground law. Tell me they looked.