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Response to BainsBane (Reply #11)

Sun Jul 14, 2013, 08:43 AM

51. I do

But let's not pretend the law is the problem and not a whole bigger underlying problem.

Lets be realistic. White crime and black crime statistics are different. Statistics show it, and I saw it when I was a deputy.

Now hold off and read what I am about to say before screaming racist, please.

When you look at most of the crimes that would result in a use of force under SYG or Castle Doctrine, most done by whites were real violent crimes of malice- rape, murder because of a business deal or a love affair, domestic violence, hate attacks, or any of the above with drunkeness adding to it.

Those crimes are almost all driven by a problem with character, most perpetrators are just bad people.

The black population has an equal percentage of those people and crimes, from my experience. Bad people are bad people regardless of skin color.

But what you have a lot more of in minority communiyies are crimes driven by economic situation- armed robbery, muggings, breaking and entering of an occupied dwelling, etc. Those all also could lead to a SYG response.

Crimes that are caused by generates of discrimination, income inequality, racism and the entire way this nation has treated minorities.

The problem is when you are that person with an attacker coming after you race, class, or history don't matter. Only protecting yourself does.

So I would have to see the methodology behind those statistics, but is suspect the disparity is not because the law is racist, but simply reflects the result of the history or racism in this country and the desperate measures it has pushed many to in order to survive. Fix that by fixing all those problems, not getting rid of a law that just makes the problems manifest themselves in a new way and think we have actually made things better.

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