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  •  Florida's Stand Your Ground Law & ALEC (1+ / 0-)
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    Glen The Plumber

    Anyone interested in Stand Your Ground Laws might also enjoy 2 other diaries on SYG law in Florida.

    Dream Defenders Stand Against Stand-Your-Ground Laws: Trayvon's Law, Part 2 (Sep 6, 2013 by a2nite)

    I'm not sure what problem these SYG laws solve. Maybe people who believe in this can enlighten me. The 2005 bill that Marco Rubio sponsored in Florida was written by the NRA/ALEC and was signed into law by Jeb Bush. Since then, there has been a concerted effort to pass some kind of SYG legislation in other states using FL as a template.
    The American Legislative Exchange is an organization dedicated to expansion of RW racist conservative ideology by means of written law. They are working hand in hand with the NRA to expand this legislation nationwide....

    SYG Laws have been enacted in twenty-five (25) states, and now my state is trying to enact the same law.

    Why? Because we have a super majority of extreme RW Republicans and an evil RW racist Republican Governor, so why not continue to put a jackboot on the people of the state of Ohio by enabling racists -- or any other kind of predator -- to shoot first. Unfortunately Americans are very good at killing: we've had about 400 years of practice between the extermination of the native peoples and the enslavement, oppression, and extermination of the peoples of African descent and all of the wars and killing of each other including the whopper The Civil War.

    The UN committee will be questioning the US this week; mark October 18th on your calendar.
    Dream Defender, Ahmad Abuznaid, Will Deliver Document to United Nations in Geneva (Sep 27, 2013)

    The UN gave Ahmad Abuznaid a scholarship to deliver the document to them in person when the committee will address US compliance with international standards of justice that were ratified by the US Senate in 1992. The Dream Defenders, the NAACP, and Community Justice Project of Florida Legal Services collaborated on the Written Statement on Stand Your Ground Laws

    Here comes a shameless cross promotion of the other group I currently write for. These young activists in Florida are working right now training activists and conducting a voter registration drive to register ~65,000 voters in Florida. Anyone who cares about what's happening in Florida and wants to correct the damage that ALEC has done to our country should follow this group and support the Dream Defenders.

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    The Dream Defenders are fighting for justice in Florida. Their mission is to enact Trayvon's Law in Florida, which would repeal the Stand Your Ground law, ban racial profiling, and end the school-to-prison pipeline.

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    "They did not succeed in taking away our voice" - Angelique Kidjo - Opening the Lightning In a Bottle concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City - 2003

    by LilithGardener on Sat Oct 12, 2013 at 04:13:01 PM PDT

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