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

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Patrick Howley
Daily Caller [1]
July 17, 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.

Holder, who was pressured by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and other progressive groups to open a civil rights case against acquitted neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman in the 2012 shooting death of 17-year-old Martin, criticized Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” self-defense law in a speech Tuesday before the NAACP.

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[1] Daily Caller: http://dailycaller.com/2013/07/16/blacks-benefit-from-florida-stand-your-ground-law-at-disproportionate-rate/

[2] McCain Wants “Stand Your Ground” Laws Reviewed, Just Like Obama and Holder: http://www.prisonplanet.com/mccain-wants-stand-your-ground-laws-reviewed-just-like-obama-and-holder.html

[3] Sen. Schumer Exploits Trayvon Martin Case in Call to Outlaw “Stand Your Ground”: http://www.prisonplanet.com/sen-schumer-exploits-trayvon-martin-case-in-call-to-outlaw-stand-your-ground.html

[4] Democrat Sheila Jackson Lee Filing Bill To Cut Funding To Any State That Doesn’t Change “Stand Your Ground” Laws To “Duty To Retreat”…: http://www.prisonplanet.com/democrat-sheila-jackson-lee-filing-bill-to-cut-funding-to-any-state-that-doesnt-change-stand-your-ground-laws-to-duty-to-retreat.html

[5] Stand up for 33,000 Ground Zero responders who are sick, dying, or have already died since 9/11: http://www.prisonplanet.com/stand-up-for-33000-ground-zero-responders-who-are-sick-dying-or-have-already-died-since-911.html

[6] Bill Clinton Cites Trayvon Martin in Effort to Kill Stand Your Ground: http://www.prisonplanet.com/bill-clinton-cites-trayvon-martin-in-effort-to-kill-stand-your-ground.html

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