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  • seconds1234 seconds1234 Jul 20, 2013 7:29 PM Flag

    Stand your ground law is only for self defense in your own home. Zimmerman is no where near his home.

     

    So if you claim you are neighborhood watch, you will have license to kill anyone?

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    • It’s ‘Al’ to the chief

      By MICHAEL GOODWIN
      Last Updated: 4:09 AM, July 21, 2013
      Posted: 12:39 AM, July 21, 2013

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      Michael Goodwin

      Is Al Sharpton president of the United States? Or just attorney general?

      I ask because it’s not clear where the rabble-rousing rev’s agenda ends and White House policy begins. These days, they are one and the same.

      President Obama erased the final distinction Friday by describing the Florida shooting case exclusively in racial terms. Obama’s headline-grabbing statement that “Trayvon Martin could have been me” and his attempt to justify black anger were straight out of Sharpton’s playbook.

      Don’t get me wrong — a personal speech on race from the first black president could be a game-changer in the right context. But this one suffered a fatal flaw — it ignored the fact that race played absolutely no role in the trial, including in lawyer statements, the evidence, testimony and the jury’s unanimous verdict of not guilty. Even the FBI found no evidence of racism by defendant George Zimmerman.

      If Obama felt the need to say something, duty required him to emphasize the facts instead of endorsing racial manipulation. Sadly, though, his remarks follow a recent pattern where he and Sharpton sing from the same page. Both distorted the case to paint a broad picture of blacks as victims of white racism and ignored Zimmerman’s half-Latino family.

      * Consider that Sharpton called for demonstrations against the verdict, then it was revealed that the Justice Department had financed protests. Obama said Friday that demonstrations were “understandable.”

      * Sharpton called for an end to “stand your ground” laws like Florida’s, and Attorney General Eric Holder echoed the goal. Obama suggested Friday such laws add to violence, though he conceded the law was not part of the trial.

      * Sharpton called for a civil-rights probe of Zimmerman, and Holder promised one. Later, the Justice Department held a conference call with the NAACP and oth

    • You are an idiot. If you are going to be a loyal Obama propagandist you are going to have to smarten up a bunch

    • weewillie08@sbcglobal.net weewillie08 Jul 20, 2013 8:35 PM Flag

      Hey, Seconds. The stand your ground law was not used by defense counsel in the Zimmerman trial. They plead simple self defense. The law you are referring to had nothing at all to do with the trial. It's the race baiters who want to throw that into the mix. Totally irrelevant.

    • Written by someone who has never been punched hard in the face while they were down. BTW, when you are unlucky enough or stupid enough to attack a guy who is carrying a gun, expect to get shot.

 
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