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  •  well, let me put it this way (0+ / 0-)

    your comment comes across that you have consulted with individual police and have decided that you - in Florida - are in an armed camp and the police are aiding and abetting murder.  the Trayvon Martin murder is a murder - it's being prosecuted as a murder, and George Zimmerman is being prosecuted as a perpetrator.  The fact that he is a police officer does not mean - at least to me - that his behavior is representative of law enforcement - in Florida or anywhere else.  Because if it was, he wouldn't be facing a trial for murder.  Stand Your Ground has already failed as a defense for Zimmerman to the extent that he is in custody now.  He's a suspect awaiting trial; he has lost his status as a police officer.    

    Back to the subject of the diary, which is how I was replying to you - Stand Your Ground in Georgia is a different law, different state, etc, and it sounded to me (which is why I concluded you had a paranoid reaction) that 'these stand your ground laws" - on the whole - are turning the entire population of Florida, Georgia, etc. into Shootout at the OK Corral.  And I do not believe this.  And even though I haven't been in that area for a few years, I don't believe that the entire state of Florida is a free fire zone.  I just don't.

    It is great to advocate for victims of abuse, but to assume that 'members of law enforcement are outspoken conservatives' is participating in overgeneralization, bias and just plain bigotry.  And if you truly believe that maybe you should move to a state where you perceive them differently.  But you are contributing to the right-wing memes about 'don't trust your government' and 'take the law into your own hands because you can't trust the police" which is even more peculiar if you also assume that all law enforcement are these very same 'conservatives.'  See how that makes no sense?

    "Kossacks are held to a higher standard. Like Hebrew National hot dogs." - blueaardvark

    by louisev on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 06:49:18 AM PST

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    •  First of all, (0+ / 0-)

      Zimmerman was not a member of law enforcement.  Never.  He was not even approved by the HOA as a neighborhood watch person.  And the fact that he is being prosecuted at all is the result of public outrage.  If not for that, he would have walked.

      Second, my husband, daughter (not the addict) and I have been openly ridiculed and disparaged by Sheriff Tom Knight, one of his captains, and at least a dozen detectives who have stated that they "don't care" and will "do nothing" to help the community (specifically my grandchild).  

      Thirdly, I am not generalizing on the point of the political stance of law enforcement.  The sheriffs in the majority of the state endorse Republicans.  Including Tom Knight.  Fact.

      Fourthly (and lastly) I am urging, begging, citizens to support restoring government to what it should be..our protection from harmful individuals.  WTF eluded to me inciting people to take the law into their own hands?  A petition??!!!  That is the basis of democracy.

      You spin arguments to attack me, nothing less.  You appear to enjoy whipping the downtrodden.  You are, in reality, whipping a 2 yr. old.  Thanks.  

      •  whipping a 2 year old??? WTF??? (0+ / 0-)

        I have no idea what this has to do with the diary, or the Trayvon Martin case, or Stand Your Ground.  You have issues. Good day ma'am.

        "Kossacks are held to a higher standard. Like Hebrew National hot dogs." - blueaardvark

        by louisev on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 10:53:51 PM PST

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