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AG criticizes stand-your-ground laws

Published: Tue, July 16, 2013 @ 4:48 p.m.

AG criticizes stand-your-ground laws

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder today criticized stand-your-ground laws that allow a person who believes he is in danger to use deadly force in self-defense.

Referring to the case of Trayvon Martin shooting, Holder said: “separate and apart from the case that has drawn the nation’s attention, it’s time to question laws that senselessly expand the concept of self-defense and sow dangerous conflict in our neighborhoods.”

In an address to an NAACP convention, the attorney general said it is time to question laws that “senselessly expand the concept of self-defense.”

The attorney general said the country must take a hard look at laws that contribute to “more violence than they prevent.”

Holder said such laws “try to fix something that was never broken.”


1gdog4766(1466 comments)posted 1 year, 1 month ago

People have to understand that in a state like Florida crime is rampant. Massive unemployment and very low wages mainly caused by right to work and at will laws have led a lot of people to commit crimes. When your broke and can't find a job you will resort to anything. I live in Florida part of the year and the state legislature has done massive damage to the economy. It's only gonna get worse.

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2georgejeanie(792 comments)posted 1 year, 1 month ago

Why go to Florida if it is so terrible? Why would anyone want to go someplace where "crime is rampant", there is "massivie unemployment", "very low wages". sounds alot like Youngstown, Ohio to me.

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3gdog4766(1466 comments)posted 1 year, 1 month ago

Warm winters, idiot!

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4southsidedave(4780 comments)posted 1 year ago

stand-your-ground, or succumb to criminals

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