• Should Stand Your Ground Law be Abolished in Florida?

    Florida Statute: Stand Your Ground

    Florida Statute: Stand Your Ground

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    Posted on July 16, 2013


    10 responses to “Should Stand Your Ground Law be Abolished in Florida?”


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      TW: THIS LAW SHOULD BE ABOLISHED BY THE CITIZENS OF FLORIDA!


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      Simon Jessurun: What’s attacked?


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      Amy Delish: If that’s the text from the law, why did GZ get out of his car and engage the child. The child did not approach the man with the gun…


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      TW: This law was handed to the jury as part of the George Zimmerman Case. The defense never used stand your ground as a defense, but it was included as part of the jury instruction anyway. Zimmerman shot a 17 year old dead based on suspicion alone and today is a free man and can get his gun back and load again. This is wrong!


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      Amy Delish: I totally agree that it is wrong, wrong, wrong. If I were a juror given that text, then GZ would be guilty of aggravated murder. All of this is hurting my heart and head.


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      Jack Ward: About nineteen other states passed Stand You Ground laws after Florida did. It should be abolished in all states with that law.


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      Jack Ward: PS I have a very strong feeling the prosecution did not want to win this case. I could go into that reasoning, but I think anyone who thinks it through can figure it out.


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      TW: Public pressure shined a spot line on the town of Stanford. People in power started to panic and the state felt pressured to move in an do something to quell the possibility of riots. The police chief in Stanford lost his job, although some argue the DA’s office was doing a slow but thorough investigation. Second degree is much harder to prove, then lesser charges such as manslaughter or child abuse. The state took on the right cause but got out lawyered in the process.

    • Perhaps. But not being a law enforcement professional, and having some small shard of authority in his own mind, we can’t know how Mr. Zimmerman approached Mr. Martin or what ensued or he was content to be told to fuck himself, which was Trayvon Martin’s absolute right if he wished it. So we don’t know if he was offered a voluntary conversation, or rejected such.


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      Carol Finkle: Alas….It’s all too horrific.