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Thu Mar 22, 2012, 02:10 PM

Stand-your-ground Laws

NY TIMES EDITORIAL: “Stand Your Ground laws are abominations that should be repealed. One obvious flaw among many is that slain victims can never tell their side of the story — an undisputed fact in the tragic slaying of Trayvon Martin.”

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kpete Mar 2012 OP
orwell Mar 2012 #1
X_Digger Mar 2012 #2

Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 02:26 PM

1. So what happens when two criminals shoot it out in the streets...

...why can't the person who shoots last claim self-defense?

And what if an innocent bystander is killed? Is that just tough cookies?

After all it was just self defense.

I guess the term "dead men tell no tales" has a new meaning in Florida...

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Thu Mar 22, 2012, 02:33 PM

2. Because the law doesn't cover being a criminal, doing criminal things..

The media has over-simplified this law to the point of silliness.


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