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Time to repeal all ‚Äústand your ground‚ÄĚ laws
1 year ago
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Time to repeal all “stand your ground” laws

 

Florida is only one of 24 states with a “stand your ground” law on its books, where vigilantes with guns can take the law into their own hands. And there are many more examples than Trayvon Martin where it resulted in a senseless death.

In a system that is already racially imbalanced, “stand your ground” laws only make it worse. White defendants like George Zimmerman who kill black people are far more likely to get acquitted than the reverse.

As Attorney General Eric Holder said, “it’s time to question laws that senselessly expand the concept of self-defense and sow dangerous conflict in our neighborhoods.” Sign our petition, urging state legislatures to repeal their “stand your ground” laws.

  Dear state legislatures: It has become clear that “stand your ground” laws are prone to abuse, and lead to senseless killings and appalling acquittals. Please repeal your state’s law immediately.
 
1 year ago

agreed and signed.

1 year ago

Thanks Dave

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