I want the freedom to not worry about my teenage son
being shot down by some scardy cat, gun toting, asshat.
And what you assholes have is Sarah Palin and Ted Nugent. We win.
blueveinedthrobber wrote:Are “Stand Your Ground” laws rotten to the core?
No. America is a free nation and its citizens have the right to defend themselves.
The Left is just going to have to accept that America is never going to give up our freedom.
**** you and this sort of freedom.
want the freedom to not worry about my teenage son being shot down by some scardy cat, gun toting, asshat.
I wonder what can be done about the unfairness of the way the "stand your ground" has seem to have fallen along racial lines? I
That doesn't mean I think that laws allowing white men to kill teenage boys with impunity while locking up black men for wounding someone has a damn thing to do with freedom in any form so you too can **** yourself
You really are a racist piece of ****, aren't you?
Of the 133 cases in which the “Stand Your Ground” defense was used, 73 (55 percent) were ruled justifiable in a court of law. Thirty-nine were ruled unjustified and the defendant was adjudicated guilty. There are currently 21 cases which are pending, either in a court of law or awaiting final judgment.
Now let’s break down the above figures to a more meaningful attempt to dissuade you of the opinion that every other person walking the street (including law enforcement and the judicial system) is racist. But then again, not everyone in Florida deserves to be robbed, raped and killed or to have one of those “everyday beatdowns” committed against them by someone wearing a hoodie or not.
Of the 133 people who have used the “Stand Your Ground” defense, 76 were white. Forty (less than 52 percent) of these individuals were considered by a court of law as being justified in their use of deadly force without retreating, to protect their lives. Twenty-five of these 76 people were found in a court of law to be unjustified in their usage of such defense and were subsequently found guilty. Eleven cases involving whites who used the “Stand Your Ground” defense are still pending in the courts. Out of whites who used the SYG defense, less than 52 percent were found to be not guilty.
Forty-four African-Americans have used the “Stand Your Ground” defense in Florida. Of these 44 cases, it was determined by a court of law that 24 (55 percent) were justified in their use of deadly force. There were 11 African-Americans out of the 44 cases who were found guilty, while 11 cases involving the original 44 are still pending in the legal system.
In Florida, since passage and inception of the “Stand your Ground” law, less than 52 percent of the whites who used it as a defense were found to be justifiable in their actions and 55 percent of the African-Americans who used the same defense were found to be justified in their actions. African-Americans have successfully used the Stand Your Ground Law, successfully as their legal defense more than any other race (percentage wise) since its inception.
Firearms-related violent crime in Florida has dropped 33 percent in just four years, from 2007 to 2011. Coincidentally, over the same time period concealed carry permits rose a staggering 90 percent. All forms of violent crime have dropped 26 percent during this same time period.
Legal analyst Holly Hughes last night:
"“Let’s just keep it really real. Us lawyers use this term, “assuming arguendo,” meaning “how about if it was like this,” let’s flip this, Don.
Let’s say that in the state of Florida, black men were murdering teenage white boys, and then when they went to trial, they got acquitted using “stand your ground.”
Do you really think that if that was happening, that they wouldn’t repeal the law or change it?
That’s what it comes down to!
I’ve heard a lot of people say, “Oh well, black men get convicted and that’s the problem…”
No, no, no, let’s do exactly the reverse: black adult men, murdering white teenagers in Florida, and then getting acquitted. There would be a riot to equal none! They would repeal that law so fast and say,” you can’t have “stand your ground” anymore!”
So, why is it ok in this situation!? Why is it ok? Can we just ask the question!”
there was no stand your ground in 1974
Saw yesterday where a 16 year old was stopped from buying cigarettes, beer,
and then smutty magazines but was able to buy a rifle at a gun shop.