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Sat Mar 24, 2012, 12:14 PM

The 'Stand Your Ground' law explained in one handy cartoon.

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Reply The 'Stand Your Ground' law explained in one handy cartoon. (Original post)
WilliamPitt Mar 2012 OP
Voice for Peace Mar 2012 #1
pscot Mar 2012 #2
progressoid Mar 2012 #5
marshall gaines Mar 2012 #15
FredStembottom Mar 2012 #3
Major Hogwash Mar 2012 #4
Progressive dog Mar 2012 #6
pokerfan Mar 2012 #7
Major Hogwash Mar 2012 #11
lonestarnot Mar 2012 #8
SoutherDem Mar 2012 #9
marshall gaines Mar 2012 #18
marshall gaines Mar 2012 #20
ibegurpard Mar 2012 #10
mainer Mar 2012 #12
krispos42 Mar 2012 #13
marshall gaines Mar 2012 #16
krispos42 Mar 2012 #24
-..__... Mar 2012 #14
marshall gaines Mar 2012 #17
Pachamama Mar 2012 #22
AtheistCrusader Mar 2012 #26
Number23 Mar 2012 #19
Initech Mar 2012 #21
spin Mar 2012 #23
AtheistCrusader Mar 2012 #27
Lucky Luciano Mar 2012 #25
catseye Mar 2012 #28

Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Mar 24, 2012, 12:18 PM

1. outstanding/rec

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Mar 24, 2012, 12:21 PM

2. Except the reality is that the black guy

would be face down, on the ground, hands cuffed behind his back while three cops beat on him with their maglights. And that's the way it is.

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Response to pscot (Reply #2)

Sat Mar 24, 2012, 01:24 PM

5. Yup. n/t

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Response to pscot (Reply #2)

Sat Mar 24, 2012, 07:27 PM

15. i'll agree

 

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Mar 24, 2012, 12:22 PM

3. Could SYG be the birth-place of some awful race war?

...cuz a shooter of the shooter shooter is right around the corner.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Mar 24, 2012, 12:31 PM

4. When you have to look over your shoulder to keep an eye on the neighborhood watch guy!!

Because he wants to put notches in his gun belt!!
Great.
Great idea.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Mar 24, 2012, 01:38 PM

6. Funny but makes perfect sense

The Florida judge, jury, and executioner law. How is this law constitutional?

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Mar 24, 2012, 01:53 PM

7. Pat Oliphant has a good one too

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Response to pokerfan (Reply #7)

Sat Mar 24, 2012, 04:18 PM

11. Wow.

And yet some people think that Zimmerman is innocent.
Incredible.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Mar 24, 2012, 01:55 PM

8. That 'bout splains it yeah.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Mar 24, 2012, 03:31 PM

9. This is what I have been asking myself

This morning I heard someone defend the shooter saying he was "attacked" because of the wounds he had. Well, if he did, wasn't the young man simply following the "stand your ground law"? I know if I was being followed I certainly would think I was being threatened.

We all know if the young man had killed the shooter he would have been arrested on the spot, no questions asked.

Let's face it, the "stand your ground law", is a law, written by white men, supported by the NRA, to defend white people. I have heard the number of shooting deaths have gone up since it was passed. I would like to know how many white people have used this defense successfully, compared to how many black people?

Also, how many white people are questioned for being in a black neighborhood, compared to the number of blacks for being in white neighborhoods.

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Response to SoutherDem (Reply #9)

Sat Mar 24, 2012, 07:37 PM

18. side

 

i'm on your side in this comment of yours

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Response to SoutherDem (Reply #9)

Sat Mar 24, 2012, 07:43 PM

20. agree

 

I agree with your comment and question. Those Sanford authorities never expected this over a white male shooting a black male. I hope justice, you know the blindfolded woman with scale, prevails

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Mar 24, 2012, 03:36 PM

10. indeed

where does it end?

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Mar 24, 2012, 04:50 PM

12. Now we have reason to feel threatened by all neighborhood watch guys

ergo, it's now OK to shoot them.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Mar 24, 2012, 05:02 PM

13. That's how I would have preferred it turned out.

If Martin had managed to pull the gun from Zimmerman and shot him after Zimmerman had confronted him and drawn his gun, then Martin would be fully covered by the SYG law.

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Response to krispos42 (Reply #13)

Sat Mar 24, 2012, 07:29 PM

16. no

 

no Martin would be in jail now charged with murder

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Response to marshall gaines (Reply #16)

Sat Mar 24, 2012, 09:55 PM

24. Illegal posession of a handgun, perhaps.

But if he is railroaded into jail, then again, the problem isn't the law, it is the people enforcing the law.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Mar 24, 2012, 07:08 PM

14. Funny how both cartoons alude to the Martin shooting...

 

but conveniently fail to portray the shooter as a Hispanic man.

Why is that?

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Response to -..__... (Reply #14)

Sat Mar 24, 2012, 07:32 PM

17. zimmerman

 

george zimmerman is hispanic, i thought when the NYT referred to him as that, it was some kind of mistake or typo

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Response to marshall gaines (Reply #17)

Sat Mar 24, 2012, 08:21 PM

22. Yeah, "Zimmerman" is such a traditional hispanic or latin name....

I guess if his mother or his grandmother was latin or hispanic, even with a good German name, having that little bit of latin/hispanic blood in him, even if an 1/8 that made him have dark hair and brown eyes (because you know, there are no brown haired brown-eyed Germans) then we have to call him hispanic and not white....

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Response to Pachamama (Reply #22)

Sun Mar 25, 2012, 02:35 AM

26. You know it would take you like 2 seconds to search and find out his mom is Peruvian.

His father is white, his mother is from Peru. Granted, Peru is a melting pot of pretty much everything, but his mother appears to be latina, and both speak spanish.

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2017819414_zimmerman23.html

(Of course, none of this settles any question of whether he might or might not be hostile to any particular race.)

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Response to -..__... (Reply #14)

Sat Mar 24, 2012, 07:39 PM

19. How do you know what the shooter was "portrayed" as?

You do realize that Hispanic is a CULTURE, not a color don't you? Black people, Asians, even blue-eyed blondes can be Hispanic (not to mention Muslim and Arabic too!)

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Mar 24, 2012, 07:56 PM

21. Bill Hicks had a pretty good analogy too:"

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Mar 24, 2012, 09:33 PM

23. If anyone had a reason to claim self defense under the "Stand Your Ground" law ...

it would have been Trayvon Martin. Martin did not initiate the incident and he might well have had reason to fear for his life when approached by Zimmerman (especially if Zimmerman showed his concealed weapon or drew it to gain leverage in the confrontation.)

Despite what the media says, the "Stand Your Ground" law does not allow you to chase and kill.

I suspect that the Sanford police department is hiding behind the "Stand Your Ground" law in order to avoid arresting and prosecuting Martin. If so, this tactic will backfire because of all the media attention.

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Response to spin (Reply #23)

Sun Mar 25, 2012, 02:37 AM

27. Strongly agree. The law has been mis-applied.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Mar 24, 2012, 11:46 PM

25. Pretty good toon. nt

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sun Mar 25, 2012, 08:28 AM

28. The Truth Is...

This law (as many others are) was written by the experts, in this case the NRA, and pretty much handed to their paid for representatives to pass......

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