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Man says 'stand your ground' law saved his life

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DejaBLU - 3/5/2014 7:38 PM
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Sorry but i can't help, as a young black man, to read the ignorance portrayed. See #1)Most violent crimes aren't done by blacks but whites (Demographics wouldn't allow it). #2)I agree with stand your ground, only as long as it protects ALL American citizens. #3) The reason us blacks fear "SYG" is because we know the fear we instill, the subconscious black prejudice thats been taught has made us out to be these naturally Over-Aggressive, Over-Sexualized animals. That being said the majority of people "SYG" kills are black vs the majority of people "SYG" saves are white. In theory and law, anyone should be able to use it but it's become a law, LIKE THE DRUG WAR, whose intent may be positive but used for and against certain races. Blacks already have an unfair disadvantage in the courts, not to mention media,so when the judicial system does have a new law that seems to harm us disproportionately it should be no surprise we would be against it and even fear for our lives. So am i saying we should ban it ... YES & NO. We should get rid of it and re-tool a law similiar to it which will more properly protect all Americans evenly and fairly.

iondaprize - 7/30/2013 3:05 PM
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• Defendants claiming "stand your ground" are more likely to prevail if the victim is black. Seventy-three percent of those who killed a black person faced no penalty compared to 59 percent of those who killed a white. • The number of cases is increasing, largely because defense attorneys are using "stand your ground" in ways state legislators never envisioned. The defense has been invoked in dozens of cases with minor or no injuries. It has also been used by a self-described "vampire" in Pinellas County, a Miami man arrested with a single marijuana cigarette, a Fort Myers homeowner who shot a bear and a West Palm Beach jogger who beat a Jack Russell terrier. • People often go free under "stand your ground" in cases that seem to make a mockery of what lawmakers intended. One man killed two unarmed people and walked out of jail. Another shot a man as he lay on the ground. Others went free after shooting their victims in the back. In nearly a third of the cases the Times analyzed, defendants initiated the fight, shot an unarmed person or pursued their victim — and still went free.

wishmistress - 7/29/2013 1:55 PM
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@native....Black conservatives ARE speaking up more. The only problem is that the media does not promote their words as often as the hate-based, troublemakers like Sharpton. Just a few of them to take note of are......Dr. Ben Carson, C.L. Bryant, Star Parker, and Kevin Jackson. Their words makes you feel good to be an American.

nativejax - 7/28/2013 12:14 AM
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I am glad you didn't have to pull the trigger during any of you encounters with thugs GrammyBoomFire.. After I was raped I got my ccw, I take my gun everywhere I go that the law allows. I will not hesitate to use it if I have to to save myself from harm. My daughter got her's last week for herself for her 36th birthday. We both practice as much as possible at the shooting galleries. I truly believe a lot of these young women that have died recently would still be alive if the were armed and ready. Sad that this is what our Country has come to, but I will not be a 'victim' anymore.

GrammyBoomFire - 7/27/2013 11:24 PM
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I am a woman who 3 times in my life, had to "pull a gun" on a criminal ....Once to thwart a mugger, once a would be rapist, and once a burglar .... not once did I have to pull the trigger ..... I stand by our wise law !!! I will STAND MY GROUND !!!

nativejax - 7/27/2013 6:24 PM
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Oh.. what you say c9bcrewman...but they says, we owe, we owe, its off to work we go.....they breed with the idea, WE OWE THEM.????????? If we don't give them what they feel we owe, they want to 'take it'...and to h3ll with anyone who tries to stop them. THUGS with thug mentality. I still don't understand why ALL the millions of DECENT BLACK PEOPLE of this Country arn't mad as h3ll at the idiots trying to take aaway the Right to bear arms away...It's THEIR RIGHT TOO that's in danger. SPEAK UP...WHERE ARE YOU?

c9bcrewman - 7/27/2013 11:18 AM
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I have a concealed weapon's permit and carry it with me most of the time. my gun is loaded and ready to use if my life is in danger. I've talked to many police officer's about me and my weapon. they tell me it is going to get worse before it get's better. i'm a man who has worked my whole life obeying the law and not going to give in to a thug who think's robbing or killing someone because he think's it is an easier way to live. the naacp doe's not do a thing when a black kill's a black. they need to worry about and help there own color from killing.

Old Dog - 7/27/2013 9:55 AM
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Most blacks or others don't like or agree with the stand your ground laws because they are the ones commiting most of the violent crimes in this country, you just need to watch the daily news to confirm that fact is ture. And for you people who are too blind or stupid to believe the truth, then I feel sorry for your low life self and the animals you breed. That in turn is why so many people have felt the need to arm themselves with conceled weapons, simply for protection against these violent animals who endanger their lives and property. Stand your ground law or not if a thug attacks me or my family it will most likely be their last day alive and that statement has nothing to do about race, just survival. Blacks or anyone else for that matter who what to change those feelings need to shut their mouths and start making the necessary changes to end the violence which they ot those like them are guilty of commiting, if not then they should be put down just like you would any other dangerous animal.

Karen smith - 7/27/2013 9:21 AM
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People have a right to defend themselves. That's what stand your ground is for. What they want is the thugs to have guns and innocent people to be defenseless.

Realchange - 7/27/2013 4:00 AM
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Democrats want victims for their followers not citizens. By that I mean they want you un-armed on streets. If confronted by rapist, murder, robber you must retreat. Try to call for help and hope it shows up. Then it must be police since only they are authorized to save you, or a loved one, from hostile intent. Sounds utopian does it not? Trayvon Martin was no good his cell phone texts and school records shows this, but the people refuse to read with their own eyes. The news does not reveal it openly to the masses for fear of retaliation, most likely by black radicals.
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