Stand Your Ground? On Deadly Ground!
Didn’t Stand-A-Chance! Who’s suppose to stand down?
Nothing but questions and concerns.
If you’re a Black male, your life life chances are on shaky ground. You are NOT allowed to “stand your ground”.
How did the right-wing American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) start a movement to get American states to enact laws, like Stand Your Ground, which tolerates lethal force? Even against unarmed citizens.
George Zimmerman took advantage of the Stand Your Ground law so he could use it as a pretext for lethal force. I’m sure he won’t be the last. Zimmerman was told to stand down by a 911 operator and he refused! And yet he got away with killing an unarmed Florida teenager [Trayvon Martin].
A “Neighborhood Watch” flunky like Zimmerman is supposed to alert police and let them handle the situation. Laws like Stand Your Ground basically give people a license shoot first and plead self-defense later. On CBS‘s “Face the Nation” House Speaker John Boehner said, “We should not be judged by how many new laws we create”, “We ought to be judged on how many laws we repeal.” Well people, I say Stand Your Ground should be repealed FIRST!
We cannot allow the A.L.E.C. and other right-wing flukes to use language to be twisted and confused so laws can come into existence just for the sake of lethal force or self-defense. Stand Your Ground is a law that begs for someone to be killed.
I’m running out of things to say about this. I hope this post is somewhat complete. But it won’t be the last word on Stand Your Ground.
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