Biggest beneficiary of "Stand your ground" laws? Blacks.

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Grandluxe, Jul 17, 2013.

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

    10:02 PM 07/16/2013

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

    Another inconvenient truth.
  2. Stevie Wonder & Holder have bodyguards to protect them from thugs having the same skin color.