A man in Florida was entering a convenience store July 19 when he saw a woman parked in a handicapped spot but she did not have a handicap permit. Michael Drejka, 47, confronted the woman in the driver's seat of the van over her parking in the handicap space but as he was talking to the woman, her male partner came back out of the store and blindsided Drejka by shoving him hard enough that he was slammed to the pavement. While I don't agree with the commentary in this video, the video featured in this tweet shows the whole incident.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-conversation="none" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">White shooters are 281% more likely to be protected by "stand your ground" laws if the victim is black than if the victim is white.<a href="https://t.co/ZmA06ImIle">pic.twitter.com/ZmA06ImIle</a></p>— AJ+ (@ajplus) <a href="https://twitter.com/ajplus/status/1029060904338345985?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 13, 2018</a></blockquote>
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After 28-year-old Markeis McGlockton shoved Drejka to the ground, he feared for his life and pulled out his handgun firing one shot at Drejka which struck him in the chest. McGlockton later died from the bullet wound. The whole incident was caught on surveillance video and shows the assault and subsequent shooting. Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gulatieri said that he would not be charging Drejka and warned that if you assault someone you should be prepared that there could be consequences and the victim may be a concealed carry holder.
Protests sprung up surrounding the death of McGlockton and now, nearly a month later, the state District Attorney decided to charge Drejka with manslaughter. Detectives took Drejka into custody after a warrant was issued for his arrest and he was booked into the county jail on a $100,000 bond. Sheriff Gulatieri said of the decision to charge Drejka, "I support the State Attorney’s decision and will have no further comment as the case continues to work its way through the criminal justice system."
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The family of McGlockton said they were elated with Drejka's arrest at a press conference. The family of McGlockton has retained Benjamin Crump, the same attorney who represented the family of Trayvon Martin. Crump said Tuesday, "It’s about time. This self-appointed wannabe cop attempted to hide behind 'Stand Your Ground' to defend his indefensible actions, but the truth has finally cut through the noise. I have full faith that this truth will prevail to punish this cold-blooded killer who angrily created the altercation that led to Markeis' needless death."
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