Skip to comments.FL:‘Stand your ground law’ stands
Posted on 02/25/2013 6:18:54 AM PST by marktwain
The 19-member group, which was co-chaired by Lieutenant Governor Jennifer Carroll and Reverend R.B. Holmes, Jr., held public hearing in seven cities: Tallahassee, Longwood, Arcadia, West Palm Beach, Cutler Bay, Jacksonville, and Pensacola.
I attended a task force meeting in Arcadia. Many individuals came to ask for help with a host of personal issues, but there were basically two types of people at the hearing: those who believed Trayvon Martin was murdered, who worried that a similar killing could befall their community, and gun-rights groups. The former believed the law goes too far in allowing self-defense claims to free those who kill when violence could be avoided.
The task force was very good about giving both sides their say.
According to their report, the task force received 16,603 pieces of correspondence, 711 phone calls, 64 comment cards, 160 public comments.
The groups first core recommendation says all you need to know:
* The Task Force concurs with the core belief that all persons, regardless of citizenship status, have a right to feel safe and secure in our state. To that end, all persons who are conducting themselves in a lawful manner have a fundamental right to stand their ground and defend themselves from attack with proportionate force in every place they have a lawful right to be.
There are seldom clear answers when deadly force is used. Everything is grey.
Even though the law remains unchanged, an armed citizen who uses deadly force should be prepared for up-close and personal contact with law enforcement, and the strong possibility of a civil suit, regardless of the immunity clause embedded into the statute.
Here are the task forces recommendations:
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Is it warm enough in Florida yet for race riots? Just asking...
Wouldn’t count on it if the protestors have any sense. Sanford is adjacent to Orlando, Walt Disney World, and other major entertainment parks. A large scale riot would hurt jobs and revenues. Just a hunch, but I’d bet the Orlando and Florida State Police will not tolerate riots such as we saw in California with Rodney King.
I live in FL and saw this reported locally over the weekend, you could tell the news readers couldn’t believe it. They were reporting it like they had just got punched in the gut.......................it was great.
Not yet but Spring time is coming & its getting closer with each passing day so start stocking up on your party favors now while the prices are not totally obscene & the supply is still in stock.