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    a comprehensive review of Stand Your Ground states found that black individuals citing the statute whose victims were white were less likely to go free than any other perpetrators.

    For fatal cases that have reached a verdict in Florida, the attack was more likely to be considered justified if the victims were black (78 percent) than if the victims were white (56 percent), according to the Times database.

    Research conducted by John Roman, a senior fellow at the Urban Institute's Justice Policy Center, has also suggested that blacks do not necessarily "benefit" from such laws. Roman found that in states with Stand Your Ground laws, "the killings of black people by whites were more likely to be considered justified than the killings of white people by blacks." Roman found that white people were 354 percent more likely to be found justified in killing a black person than another white person across Stand Your Ground states. He found that white shooters with black victims were disproportionately more likely to be found justified in non-stand your ground states as well, but to a lesser extent.

    http://mediamatters.org/...

    If I had one wish, Republican men would have uteruses.

    by Desert Rose on Fri Jul 19, 2013 at 07:37:11 AM PDT

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      found that black individuals citing the statute whose victims were white
      Isn't the same as what I said.

      That is narrowing it down for it to be black person claiming SYG with a white victim. I'm saying black person claiming SYG for any victim.

      Republicans cause more damage than guns ever will. Share Our Wealth

      by KVoimakas on Fri Jul 19, 2013 at 07:43:20 AM PDT

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