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Sun Mar 10, 2019, 09:28 AM

A black lawmaker and mother refused to back down in opposing a 'stand your ground' bill. The measure

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Source: CNN

(CNN) One black lawmaker refused to retreat when her white, male colleagues moved to cut off debate on a bill that would let Arkansas residents use lethal force as the first line of self-defense if they felt threatened.

After her deeply personal tirade against so-called "stand your ground" propositions, the bill was defeated. Now, video of the comments, which allude to racial tensions simmering far beyond Little Rock, has gone viral.

"I'm the only person here of color, OK. I am a mother, too, and I have a son, and I care as much for my son as y'all care for y'alls, but my son doesn't walk the same path as yours does," state Sen. Stephanie Flowers, a Democrat, said Wednesday during debate in the GOP-controlled Judiciary Committee. "So, this debate deserves more time."

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After public testimony on the matter, the bill -- which was opposed by state police, the Arkansas Sheriff's Association and Arkansas Moms Demand -- then failed by one vote, though its sponsor hopes to bring it back up Monday, CNN affiliate KARK reported.

Read more: https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2019/03/09/us/arkansas-stand-your-ground-senator/index.html



Full title: A black lawmaker and mother refused to back down in opposing a 'stand your ground' bill. The measure was defeated

The video should be watched ... my hat is off to Arkansas Senator Flowers ... she was so clear ... and so righteous.

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Reply A black lawmaker and mother refused to back down in opposing a 'stand your ground' bill. The measure (Original post)
UpInArms Mar 10 OP
lark Mar 10 #1
cab67 Mar 10 #3
ck4829 Mar 10 #2
Guilded Lilly Mar 10 #4
MicaelS Mar 10 #5
Larrybanal Mar 10 #6
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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 09:54 AM

1. I love that woman, mom and citizen.

I wish she had been a FL legislator when Stand Your Ground (aka, how white men can kill minorities and women and get away with it) was being debated here. Worst law ever!

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Response to lark (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 10:21 AM

3. Eventually, Florida will be the first state to repeal Stand Your Ground.

A tourist from overseas will get shot by a yahoo, and the yahoo will claim "stand your ground." The tourist's country, and other countries, will issue travel advisories warning against visiting Florida for this specific reason. The tourist industry dominates all other special interests in Florida, and the law will be repealed.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 10:05 AM

2. K&R

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 10:27 AM

4. I saw this earlier and was actually cheering her on! n/t

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 10:38 AM

5. Boy she tore them a new asshole.

Good for her.

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Response to MicaelS (Reply #5)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 10:41 AM

6. which was difficult

considering he is nothing but a condescending asshole already

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 11:03 AM

7. Locking...

Over 12 hours old; Updated 3:59 PM EST, Sat March 09, 2019, posted on the LBN Forum Sun Mar 10, 2019, 09:28 AM

Please post your article in the General Discussions Forum and/or the Arkansas Group

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