Blacks benefit from Florida ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law at disproportionate rate

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There are lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics.

Attorney General Eric Holder took aim at Stand Your Ground laws Tuesday, saying they led to unnecessary violent confrontation and deaths.

Once again Eric you remove all doubt by opening your big fat stupid racist mouth.

PS. How many black kids died in Chicago in last week?

Blacks benefit from Florida ‘Stand Your Ground’ law at disproportionate rate

Investigative Reporter           10:02 PM 07/16/2013

One hundred thirty three people in the state of Florida have used a “Stand Your Ground” defense. Of these claims, 73 were considered “justified” (55 percent), while 39 resulted in criminal convictions and 21 cases are still pending.

Forty four African Americans in the state of Florida have claimed a “Stand Your Ground” defense. Of these claims, 24 were considered “justified” (55 percent), while 11 resulted in convictions and nine cases are still pending.

Of the 76 white people who have used the defense, 40 were considered “justified” (less than 53 percent), while 25 were convicted and 11 cases are still pending.

Ten Hispanics have used the defense, seven of them successfully, according to the database, which included George Zimmerman as a “Stand Your Ground” defendant.

Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” cases have resulted in 78 white victims against 40 black victims, including Martin, and 10 Hispanic victims.

“For a defense attorney, it (stand your ground) is an excellent tool. Even if your client is not found legal under stand your ground, it helps you flesh out the issues as the case proceeds to trial… It’s an opportunity to push forward with that position while also forcing the state to show their hand,” said defense attorney Chuck Hobbs,whose 20-year-old African-American client Earl Jackson was found not guilty of murder but was convicted on lesser charges after a 2009 gang shootout in a Tallahassee parking lot that left an innocent bystander dead.

Then-19-year-old African American Tony Hayward of Palm Beach County also benefited from the “Stand Your Ground” defense when he was acquitted in the shooting death of 22-year old Jyron Miles.

“Besides the shooter’s word and a grainy surveillance video, jurors had little to go on when deciding if Tony Hayward was defending his life when he shot and killed Jyron Miles, 22. Hayward, then 19, and his father were delivering newspapers when Miles appeared at about 3 a.m., according to newspaper reports. They said Miles aggressively demanded ‘is you straight?’ a phrase sometimes used to see if someone has drugs,” according to the Tampa Bay Times database. “The father and son said Miles then reached for what they thought was a gun, so the teen fired. The video did not show whether Miles had a gun, but police did not find one when they arrived…At his second trial in early 2011, Hayward was acquitted. His public defender argued that Hayward was standing his ground during the confrontation.”

The best known African American associated with Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law is Marissa Alexander, who was prevented from invoking the law after firing a warning shot to protect herself from her abusive ex-husband. Alexander, who had no prior criminal record, was sentenced to 20 years in prison, and her case has become an important cause for supporters of the law. Alexander was prosecuted by Angela Corey, the same state attorney who lost the Zimmerman case.

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0 responses to “Blacks benefit from Florida ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law at disproportionate rate

  1. Actually, Zimmerman’s defense wasn’t “Stand Your Ground,” it was self-defense. Once Martin was on top of him, there was no way he could have retreated.

  2. Laurel, I know that, you know that , my damn dog knows and the freaking chipmunk in my yard knows that .
    If you see what’s happening now Holder, Sharpton, NAACP, are trying to make it about “Stand your Ground”

    I think most of the country actually believes that’s what happened.
    Why because they are stupid and their cousin rufus told them so.
    I saw an interview, man on the street thing. These college kids could not get one fact from trial right,
    Most thought Zimmerman was on top beating sweet trayvon.

    • Why is it that every time I see a picture or video of Eric Holder I get the sudden urge to either vomit or bash his face in with a rifle buttstock? I mean, I really loath that lying, crook bastard with all of my being.

  3. the truth and facts have never gotten in the way of the racist black cabal
    its all about the screaming and pointing fingers and yelling racism everything is racist

  4. This is just another issue, among others, the corrupt ones use to distract low information ignorant citizens and illegal aliens into committing crimes, riots, etc. while this current regime secretly usurps the Constitution and Bill of Rights and continues to try to transform our country into a Marxist police state.

  5. Hey, why would this cabal let FACTS or TRUTH get in the way of squeezing the last drop out of their manufactured crisis? I feel such anger when I think of what has happened to George Zimmerman and his family – their lives will never be normal again. All because GZ defended himself! Think about this, folks – it could happen to any of us. I think that’s what is gnawing at my vitals, this could happen to anyone. Our nation has been colorized, folks! Just think of Paula Deen, too. Wow – unbelievable what happened to her, I’m still reeling from that idiocy. Oh, while I’m regurgitating, let’s remember that these people vote. Used to be, you had to prove some intelligence for that great privilege; now all you have to do is wait for the bus to take you to the polling place. God have mercy on this nation!

  6. Well, if all these African Americans had DNA tests like Michelle Obama, they would most likely discover they have white ancestors, just like Ms. Obama does. So how does that fit in with this Blacks benefitting? Nearly Blacks? Part Blacks? Dolphus Shields was in MO’s family tree, a slave owner or some such situation, maybe we need DNA tests for all to find out if we iz black too?

  7. Asking, if someone is partly black, do they benefit from the Stand your Ground? What if MO started to attack BO? OR vice versa? Who would benefit the most?
    This is a really complicated issue to address because there were so many mixed unions between different ethnic groups it’s hard to call somebody white or black any longer. We are one race anyway, the human race.

  8. Alice, you’re right. The “Human Race”


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