Debate Rages Over 'Stand Your Ground' Law

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    Debate rages over 'Stand Your Ground' law. Who couldn't have predicted this? The Zimmerman case has been used as a tool by the left to further divide races and to dust off the left's favorite project - gun control. If Zimmerman is lying, then he did not follow the law, so why is changing the law being discussed? This strange logic has been used before. Illegal aliens ignore our immigration laws, so the politicians follow suit and even sue states if they dare try adhering to the law. The war on drugs wasn't going well because criminal kept ignoring drug laws, so some want to do away with laws and legalize drugs. Now, they just want to do away with a law that allows people to defend themselves. Of course, they don't want to stop with the law, they just want to take away guns so people won't have the means to defend themselves. The criminals always win when the leftie lawyers (and most Democrat politicians are lawyers) get involved and start making changes.

    If they overturn the SYG law, only honest citizens will be affected. I know they are trying to make Zimmerman the criminal here, like they did with AZ for protecting borders and anti-amnesty groups. The left doesn't recognize the enemy as the gangs, drug dealers, illegal aliens or other criminals. They'd sooner convict a tea party member for holding up a sign they don't like than tackle gangs committing drive by shootings.

    Some claim that Zimmerman murdered intentionally and is trying to twist the law to his advantage. The left has to push that theory if they are to use this case as an argument for gun control. I don't see any evidence that Zimmerman is using the SYG law. Self defense has been a legitimate defense forever and Zimmerman's lawyer will need to prove that.

    I think it's the media and the left twisting this whole story to fit an agenda. Why else did they put out so much false information and continue to do so after they knew they were reporting lies? They had to keep reporting that Zimmerman was white, Martin was just a little kid and that the Florida law allowed Zimmerman to get away with murder. If they had been honest, this case would be the worst example to use for their argument of gun control and white racism.

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    zimmerman was white too don'tyaknow?
     
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    This whole scenario has ZERO to do with Florida's 'Stand your ground law'...
     
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    Just my 2 cents. To me, "stand your ground" means you draw a line in the sand and tell the other guy not to cross it. If the other guy walks away and you follow him, then aren't you the one who's crossing the line?
     
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    Races aren't divided over this George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin incident.

    It's just conservatives divided even more than they were, this time regarding race. That's all it is.
     
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    How the fuck do you figure that? If the motherfucker had been arrested like he should have and brought to trial, there wouldn't be as big of a controversy as there was. It would be a controversial murder case, but nothing like it is right now.
     
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    Did you even bother to read or comprehend the article you linked?

    No one is contemplating eliminating SYG, the article examines whether or not the Zimmerman defense team will be able to make use of the statue.

    Even state sponsors of SYG concede it may not be applicable in the Zimmerman case:

    That’s rightwing partisan idiocy, you’ve got republican politicians stating Zimmerman likely isn’t covered by the provision.
     
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    And WHY the Governor stepped in to stem the tide of the circus.

    Oh yeah...

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    This past week, a convenience store was victimized by a flash mob of Trayvon Martins. It's all the rage now. Happens frequently. A couple/few dozen black teens came in, grabbed some Skittles and other stuff, and there was nothing the shopkeeper could do about it. Store policy says clerks are not allowed to stand their ground.

    The store surveillance video has made it possible to identify some of the punks. The police are rounding them up. Some are from a local high school and are charming little boys. One is even on a church basketball team. I'm sure their moms have heartwarming photos of the little lads in choirboy robes and shit.

    It would not surprise me in the least if a bunch of women's jewelry had been found in a search of a backpack belonging to one of the darling cherubs.

    Hopefully none of them will end up shot dead one day, but I think chances are very high one or more of them will, with all the obligatory wailing and gnashing of teeth over someone's sweet little baby unjustly cut down.

    God forbid their circle of role models and guardians should instill some decency and respect for others in them and maybe save their asses from a life of crime and punishment. But no. When they are eventually killed, it is always someone else's fault.

    Look here boys. You go right ahead and be thieves. We will overlook that, and when you are killed, we will get the preacher man to make a lot of noise about the injustice of your deaths. That's how we roll in this hood.

    Oh, look! Hoodies!

     
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