A Nurse With Attitude

Where Dark Cynical Humor, Nursing Issues, and Politics Seem to Merge

Stand Your Ground

I got home today and on every channel is people talking about the unfairness about the Travon Martin decision.  I thought it was over.  Then I turned to CNN and our President weighed in on the topic.  What he said made me angry.  He said that they would work repealing the stand your ground law because it was wrong,  blah, blah.  I hope he knows what he’s doing.

African Americans benefit from Florida’s Stand Your Ground self-defense law at a rate far out of proportion to their presence in the states 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 states 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.

Nonetheless, prominent African Americans including Holder and Ebony and Ivory singer Stevie Wonder, who has vowed not to perform in the Sunshine State until the law is revoked, have made Stand Your Ground a central part of the Trayvon Martin controversy.

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.

African Americans used Stand Your Ground defenses at nearly twice the rate of their presence in the Florida population, which was listed at 16.6 percent in 2012.

I wonder what will happen when Eric Holder finally get their way with repealing the “stand your ground law”.  They don’t seem to understand that repealing this law will be very bad news for blacks in America.   Because almost twice the number of black Americans use the “stand your ground law” as a defense for shooting a villain than whites, there will be almost twice the number of blacks as whites that will be heading off to jail!  I wonder what these activists will say to that.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/07/16/blacks-benefit-from-florida-stand-your-ground-law-at-disproportionate-rate/#ixzz2ZJUsuInw

Sent  in by Jeffery

 

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