No, Blacks Don’t ‘Benefit’ from Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law

No, Blacks Don’t ‘Benefit’ from Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law

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PHILIP BUMP of the Atlantic

It is not the case, as the conservative blog The Daily Caller argues, that Florida blacks “benefit” from the state’s “stand your ground” law. The site’s article—“Blacks benefit from Florida ‘Stand Your Ground’ law at disproportionate rate”—masks the reality: That killings by black perpetrators are more likely to be found justified under the law in part because their victims also are black.

The Daily Caller used a Tampa Bay Tribune database for its analysis, finding:

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2 COMMENTS

  1. I guess if y’all keep repeating the lie that stand you ground had anything to do with Zimmerman case, your sheeple followers will keep believing the lie.

  2. Interestingly enough … Obama was the co-writer of a bill while state Senator in Illinios that STRENGTHENED “stand your ground” law in Illinois.

    He co-sponsored a “stand your ground” bill? Just back in ’04? It’s not like it was 50 years ago.

    I really wish our Presidents words actually meant something. But he’s shown time and again they don’t.

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