Guess Who Benefits Most From “Stand Your Ground” Laws In Florida?

Here’s execrable AG Eric Holder

(Washington Post) Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. strongly condemned “stand your ground” laws Tuesday, saying the measures “senselessly expand the concept of self-defense” and may encourage “violent situations to escalate.”

Except “stand your ground” wasn’t part of the Zimmerman trial, mainly because stand your ground drops out of play when someone is actually beating the snot out of you in a “ground and pound” style. But, Holder would prefer that people instead just run away. I wonder if Holder will require all the law enforcement officials under his jurisdiction to run away if they feel threatened?

“These laws try to fix something that was never broken,” Holder told cheering delegates of the annual convention of the NAACP, which is pressing him to file civil rights charges against Zimmerman. “The list of resulting tragedies is long and, unfortunately, has victimized too many who are innocent.”

Really?

(Daily Caller) African Americans benefit from Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” self-defense law at a rate far out of proportion to their presence in the state’s population, despite an assertion by Attorney General Eric Holder that repealing “Stand Your Ground” would help African Americans.

Black Floridians have made about a third of the state’s total “Stand Your Ground” claims in homicide cases, a rate nearly double the black percentage of Florida’s population. The majority of those claims have been successful, a success rate that exceeds that for Florida whites.

Let’s repeat that

But approximately one third of Florida “Stand Your Ground” claims in fatal cases have been made by black defendants, and they have used the defense successfully 55 percent of the time, at the same rate as the population at large and at a higher rate than white defendants, according to a Daily Caller analysis of a database maintained by the Tampa Bay Times.  Additionally, the majority of victims in Florida “Stand Your Ground” cases have been white.

Can we call Holder a racist for wanting to do away with State stand your ground laws? Of course, it’s easy for Holder to make the call: he has all sorts of protection by people who are armed. Strange that Holder hasn’t seemed too concerned about all the people who couldn’t stand their ground against the assault weapons his employees smuggled into Mexico.

I’d love to see a poll amongst Democrats asking the question “if someone is threatening you, should you be able to “Stand Your Ground” with a weapon?

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2 Responses to “Guess Who Benefits Most From “Stand Your Ground” Laws In Florida?”

  1. Creep'd_Out_Cracka_Gumballs says:

    How dare you Teach!!!
    YOU cannot use a liberal newspaper who maintains records of higher-than-population-average minority usage of Stand Your Ground incidents to buttress your highly biased illogical suggestion that there is a higher-than-population-average minority usage of Stand Your Ground incidents!!!!

    We can see through your racist hate-filled bias. Can’t you just allow the truth to come out? WHY …. Why do you have to suppress the truth?

  2. Creep'd_Out_Cracka_Gumballs says:

    Holder: “The list of resulting tragedies is long and, unfortunately, has victimized too many who are innocent.”

    Really? Care to prove that? Did he have a slideshow that showed the data to buttress his point?

    “These laws try to fix something that was never broken,”

    Yeah, tell that to the WHOLE nation that fought to have “Stand Your Ground” pushed through their state legislatures, and even had the “Castle Doctrine” modified to include areas outside your home.

    When you can’t count on the DOJ for truth, fairness, openness, transparency in dealings and proceedings, and in prosecutions, then can you really trust your government?!? The DOJ is the armed local police force (along with the FBI, NSA, DOE, USFWS, Dept of Ed, ICE, BATF, Border Patrol, and the armed agents of the copyright office) of the Federal Government.

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