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… Eric Holder , Have You gone Mad ?!?! …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,July 17th,2013

.. and lost all sense of dignity , decency , and proportion .

.. the Attorney General could have made things better . At least , he could have tried . Unfortunately , I believe , he has made things a whole lot worse .

.. He made a speech today at the N.A.A.L.C.P. national convention in Orlando , Florida . He could have and should have chosen his words with great care . He did not [Included text] . He went on to the offensive , and attacked Florida ‘ s self – defense – oriented “stand your ground” law . Anywhere else , that might have been understandible . At this gathering , it was a capital offense of pandering to the idiots .

.. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, in a speech to the nation’s largest civil rights group, said it’s time to “take a hard look” at state

English: Official portrait of United States At...

English: Official portrait of United States Attorney General Eric Holder Español: Retrato oficial de Fiscal General de los Estados Unidos Eric Holder (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

laws that allow individuals who feel threatened to respond with deadly force.

.. Addressing an issue that gained prominence with the killing of Trayvon Martin, the black teenager shot by George Zimmerman in February 2012, Holder said laws like Florida’s Stand Your Ground statute “senselessly expand the concept of self-defense and sow dangerous conflict in our neighborhood.”

.. “These laws try to fix something that was never broken,”Holder said today at the NAACP’s national convention in Orlando, Florida. “We must stand our ground to ensure that our laws reduce violence, and take a hard look at laws that contribute to more violence than they prevent.” Holder’s remarks marked the first time he has spoken on the issue. They come just days after Zimmerman, a neighborhood watchvolunteer, was acquitted of state second-degree murder charges by a jury in Sanford, Florida.

— no , genius , the “stand your ground” law reiterates was has been the tradition from common law of self – defense . Putting it in the statute books , in plain black – and – white , makes it clear to  the judiciary (especially with Florida ‘  s judicial activist antics) that people are allowed to defend themselves , and are not , repeat , NOT , required to retreat to do so . —

Holder now adds a high-level federal voice to the effort being pushed by civil rights groups around the country to roll back state laws that allow for individuals wide latitude to respond with force when they are threatened in a public place.

Law’s Impact

Florida’s Stand Your Ground law enables individuals to“meet force with force,” rather than back away. While Zimmerman’s attorneys didn’t cite the law in their defense arguments, local officials said it prevented police from arresting Zimmerman immediately after the shooting because he said he shot Martin in self-defense.

Holder stopped short of pushing for any specific action, federal or otherwise, to challenge the laws. More than 30 states have enacted laws that implement some form of Stand Your Ground legal protection for those who respond with deadly force to threatening situations.

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