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Brown may have legitimate claim

Why did the Deputy District Attorney file voluntary and involuntary manslaughter charges against Franklin Brown? In my opinion, she was trying to intimidate Brown into pleading to the lesser charge, despite the fact that Brown may have a legitimate claim to self defense as allowed by California Statute and the Model Penal Code.

Brown, a transient with no real standing in the community gets charged, while several years ago you may recall an off-duty sheriff’s deputy from another county shot a man not once but several times in the back. He claimed self defense and was not charged. Good luck proving that Brown was not acting in self defense. The victim himself even stated that the two were “fighting.” The law is supposed to benefit everyone and the D.A.’s office should apply it equally. Instead of wasting money charging Brown, maybe the D.A. should go after the clown who sodomized his son (allegedly) and confessed to doing it (allegedly).

Jereamiah Pemberton



Grass Valley


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