Who’s benefiting from Stand Your Ground laws?

 

Daily Caller made a claim that blacks are actually benefiting disproportionately from SYG laws.
http://dailycaller.com/2013/07/16/blacks-benefit-from-florida-stand-your-ground-law-at-disproportionate-rate/
The Atlantic offered a rebuttal, and makes some decent points…but…
http://www.theatlanticwire.com/politics/2013/07/no-blacks-dont-benefit-floridas-stand-your-ground-law/67266/

Even the Atlantic stated that

“Killings of whites by blacks were slightly more likely to be found justified than killings of whites by whites.”

WAIT…..did you READ THAT….while killings of white on white were less likely to be found justified than killings of blacks on blacks.  Killings of whites by blacks has a higher justification rate.

Now, to any who are familiar with history, this is a HUGE reversal. Isn’t this the whole statement, that if it was reversed. If the Martin/Zimmerman incident involved a black man shooting a white kid, he’d be convicted.  But the truth is, that “Stand your ground laws” are actually reversing that ‘tradition’.

But the media, with its Leftist anti-gun agenda focused on the banning of guns.  Is using folks as pawns to try to over-turn a law that is actually benefiting black Americans.  How interesting…

And let’s not forget the Adkins case in which a black man killed a young hispanic man, and was absolved on the basis of the Stand Your Ground law.
http://www.kpho.com/story/17347651/az-gun-laws-questioned-after-deadly-shooting

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Published in: on July 19, 2013 at 9:08 am  Leave a Comment  
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Zimmerman waives preliminary “Stand Your Ground” defense

Why this is important, and very much appreciated on my part.  Much of the media on the left were trying to turn this case into an attack on the recent “Stand Your Ground” legislation. By not pursuing that defense, Zimmerman is basically helping to protect our legislation by removing it from the argument and limelight.

http://news.yahoo.com/zimmerman-stuns-court-waives-stand-ground-hearing-trayvon-162305101–abc-news-topstories.html

NOTE: The article does note that they could still use it as a defense during the actual trial. So not being a lawyer, (there are many great lawyerly gun blogs that can truly explain this). I am presuming that they’re not going to attempt to have the charges dismissed via the “Stand Your Ground” defense, and rather go to trial to prove innocence.  I think for this particular case, it’s a wise move.  Zimmerman needs to face a trial, and be cleared before said trial if he is to ever have any of his life back.  If he used the “Stand Your Ground” law, the media would exclaim that “a child murderer goes free due to a loophole”. This is the game our enemy likes to play. And I am glad that Zimmerman’s legal counsel are wisely playing a defensive move that is good for our entire cause.

Published in: on March 5, 2013 at 3:20 pm  Comments (2)  
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