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  •  True. (2+ / 0-)
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    Cassandra Waites, Naniboujou

    There is no question that how African Americans are treated within the justice system is racially biased.  This verdict is a step in the right direction though!

    On another note; in studying SYG I found that stats show white on white gun violence has increased in SYG states.  The racial bias shows up in the LE and Court systems where blacks who either claim SYG as a defense or are victims of SYG are far more likely to lose their case.

    All groups are experiencing more gun violence but the racial bias is showing up in the way cases are treated.

    Nothing, nothing, nothing good comes of SYG.  As the drawing of the gravestones in the diary shows, people, men, women, white, black, young are dying needlessly.  Then to add painful insult to injury black Americans are being mistreated in our courts and tearing at the unity we must show to defeat ALEC and it's t-party minions....for the greater cause and good of all of us who want this to stop on all levels.

    •  The purpose of SYG... (1+ / 0-)
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      The sole purpose of passing stand your ground legislation was to sell more guns, primarily to the Fox News, talk radio old white guy crowd. SYG laws were promoted by the gun  manufacturers, using ALEC to get the laws passed though state legislatures.

      "For all those whose cares have been our concern, the work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives and the dream shall never die." --Senator Ted Kennedy

      by Blue Silent Majority on Sun Feb 16, 2014 at 07:35:53 AM PST

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      •  I hear you... (0+ / 0-)

        But living in a Deep red district in a red southern state it's NOT just old white men, it's young white men and women too.  I recently saw some stats that gun sales are sharply up among women.  

        The irony is, overall violent crime perpetrated by persons unknown to the victims is down sharply from the 60s and 70s.  The era in which I grew up.  Yet less people felt the need to arm themselves to the teeth.  My Dad had one revolver and a couple of hunting rifles and that was plenty.

        It does show the powerful affect of marketing, mythology and dare I say 'social media'. Just last week I saw FB 'friends' all women talking about how they NÉED to go out and buy more guns.  Much easier now a days for people to validate their fears and misconceptions.

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