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Saturday, March 31, 2012

STAND YOUR GROUND

Florida has a law called "Stand Your Ground." It provides a new definition for self-defense, different than what the law has been since it came over on the Mayflower from Merrie Olde England. Now you don't have to retreat, or be defending home or person from a lethal attack. Now you can stay put if you are in fear of harm, pull out your concealed weapon and shoot anyone who scares you. What this boils down to is that if you feel threatened by a person of another race, just by his/her being near you, you can shoot him or her. Now the chances of a black person getting off on this defense are close to zero because we all know that white folks are generically non-threatening while black folks are just plain scary. So let's plug this law into the Trayvon Martin case.

A white, or white looking guy gets out of a truck, armed with a pistol. He chases after an unarmed black kid who is walking down the street, minding his own business. Who has the right to stand his ground under Florida law? The white guy. I rest my case.

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