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  •  The link to the above (1+ / 0-)
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    randomfacts

    Tampa Bay Times article is rife with examples of questionable cases.  Cases in which the victim was shot in the back, obviously not posing a threat; similar cases in different jurisdictions where charges are filed in one case and dropped in another and a host of other problematic issues with this law.

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    by JaxDem on Thu Jan 10, 2013 at 03:41:57 PM PST

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    •  Because a law is applied problematically.... (1+ / 0-)
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      .....doesn't mean you throw out the law. You might as well throw out the whole constitution, based on examples of abuse. Rapists and murderers get off on 4th and 5th Amendment violations all the time, but we keep these protections because of the overwhelming good they do, not because of the occasional bad instances.

      •  Well actually, (0+ / 0-)

        one of the reasons why Justice Stevens changed his views on the death penalty is that he realized it can't be applied justly. The goal is to write the law with the minimum number of abuses possible. That includes making a distinction between deadly force and nonlethal force. You may disagree on how to make the distinction, but the distinction should be made.

        "It is, it seems, politically impossible to organize expenditure on the scale necessary to prove my case -- except in war conditions."--JM Keynes, 1940

        by randomfacts on Thu Jan 10, 2013 at 07:44:18 PM PST

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      •  The stand your ground law comes to states through (0+ / 0-)

        ALEC and the NRA.

        Watch "The United States of ALEC" and then argue your "facts".

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