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Wed Jul 29, 2020, 03:14 PM

"STAND YOUR GROUND" KILLS: How These NRA-Backed Laws Promote Racist Violence

A growing body of research has established that Stand Your Ground laws lead to significantly more killing and have no deterrent effect on other crimes. These laws suffer from pervasive racial and gender bias in their application, deepening disparities in the legal system and disproportionately justifying the use of violence by people who are white and male against people who are not.

Giffords Law Center and the SPLC Action Fund stand with partners and allies like Amnesty International, Cities United, the Community Justice Action Fund, The Dream Defenders, the NAACP, among others, who have led calls to dismantle Stand Your Ground nationwide.17 We urge state lawmakers to repeal these laws in the 27 states where they have been enacted and to pass laws overturning harmful
court decisions that have imposed Stand Your Ground standards in eight other states. We hope the information and research provided below will help inform and motivate advocates and lawmakers to prioritize the sanctity of human life and equal justice in the law of self-defense.

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Wed Jul 29, 2020, 04:22 PM

1. Why am I NOT surprised, even w/o yet reading : (

The on SPLC site report has tiny type. A later read. But a very quick look at the top - reminded me of what thoughts were vaguely arising after reading the headline.

Trigger-happy white racists will often perceive danger re (usually) black tweens, teens, and men when There. Is. None.
Which is why I'm not surprised.

Shoot first, then concioussly or unconcioussly claim SYG.



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