It was bound to happen ... afterall they have a Rollback America agenda to protect ... a steamroller to keep rolling.
by Evan McMorris-Santoro, talkingpointsmemo.com -- March 23, 2012
[Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)] welcomed the federal investigation into the Martin case Tuesday but told the Tampa Bay Times: “Let’s let the Justice Department go in -- these are professionals, they’ll know what they’re looking for — before people rush to judgment on whether a change in law is (necessary).”
Rubio said there’s “rationale” behind Stand Your Ground. “We have no idea whether that applies at all in this case,” he said. “I think that’s very important to understand.”
Rep. Allen West (R-FL) -- who called the Martin case “an outrage” and said the Sanford police chief should be “relieved of his duties” (he stepped down temporarily Thursday) -- told TPM Friday that any discussion of the Castle Doctrine is unnecessary. The Florida law “does not apply whatsoever” to the Martin case, West said, because Zimmerman was not being pursued by Martin. Anti-gun lobbyists shouldn’t use the legislation to score political points, West added.
And according to these Florida Conservatives, the 'Stand Your Ground' law has nothing to do with this -- Excuse me?
Perhaps they should acquaint themselves with the well-known facts of the case ... with the "immunity reasons" which became the grounds for letting Zimmerman go ... unchallenged, unarrested, uninvestigated ...
by Frances Robles, The Miami Herald -- March 27, 2012
The development is in stark contrast to the statements repeatedly made by Bill Lee, the Sanford police chief who has since stepped aside and was lambasted for his handling of the case. Lee publicly insisted that there was no probable cause to arrest Zimmerman, leading many critics to say he came across more like a defense attorney for the security buff.
“Zimmerman provided a statement claiming he acted in self defense which at the time was supported by physical evidence and testimony,” Lee wrote in a memo posted on the city’s website. “By Florida Statute, law enforcement was PROHIBITED from making an arrest based of the facts and circumstances they had at the time.”
He cited the statute number for Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law, which provides immunity to people who kill someone in self defense.
A law which actually prevents the police from protecting the public -- is a law with some serious problems ...
It is a law that deserves to be seriously questioned and challenged -- and not simply ignored, as some sort of non-issue.
There is a Democratic Party leader who has taken a stand against this Law which rolls back America to the era of the wild, wild west. Where everyone needed to armed. Where everyone is assumed an automatic suspect.
DNC chair: Repeal ‘Stand Your Ground’ law
by David Ferguson, rawstory.com -- March 24, 2012
Democratic National Committee chairperson and Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz has called publicly for the repeal of the so-called “Stand Your Ground” law, according to a post at Talking Points Memo’s Livewire blog.
Wasserman-Schultz posted on Twitter earlier today that the Martin case“is further evidence that Florida’s ‘Stand Your Ground Law,’ which passed in 2005, needs to be repealed. The failure of the Sanford police to further investigate this crime as a result of their interpretation of this law is an injustice to Trayvon’s family and to all Floridians.”[...]
Of course the when it comes to Gun Rights the ratcheting-up for "freedom" only goes one way -- all thanks to the very powerful National Rifle Association, the NRA. Stand against their sponsored-laws and they will stand against your re-election campaign ... with their negative ads blaring ...
No matter how many unarmed persons may be killed -- unjustly -- in the mean time. That is NOT their problem.
"It's not Guns that kill people, it's People with Guns that kills people."
and according to well-funded NRA representatives, those nation-sweeping 'Stand Your Ground' laws that let them get away with it -- have nothing to do with it ...
Quick look over there ... somewhere inside the Sanford Police Dept ... THAT's the problem ... NOT the people you never see, pulling the strings ...
NRA ready to bring that Lobbyist Hammer down
by jamess -- Mar 31, 2012