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Response to locdlib (Reply #20)

Wed Jul 17, 2013, 08:39 PM

24. SYG allows Black shooters to also "get away with murder" in Florida

I got to thinking about the impact of SYG laws in Florida. There are many that think that they disproportionately impact blacks and allow whites to get away with killing young black men.

That didn't make sense because murder is primarily an intra-racial phenomena - whites kill whites, blacks kill blacks - so there should be very few white on black SYG cases. So I did some digging and this is what I found:

In Florida to date there have been 61 white on white SYG cases. There have been 11 white on black, 10 black on white and 26 black on black cases.

The results:

For white on white: 32 justified, 25 convicted, 4 pending

For white on black: 6 justified, 1 convicted, 4 pending

For black on white: 4 justified, 2 convicted, 4 pending

For black on black: 16 justified, 6 convicted, 4 pending

Notice that there are just as many black on white SYG cases and it would appear that black shooters "get away with murder" just like white guys do.

It would appear that in Florida, the true impact is that all races get the benefit of the doubt in SYG cases. The proper lesson is that SYG favors the shooter regardless of race.

http://www.tampabay.com/stand-your-ground-law/fatal-cases

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