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Schumer calls for federal probe of 'Stand Your Ground' laws after Florida shooting
Fox News ^ | March 25, 2012

Posted on 03/27/2012 6:25:27 AM PDT by Lazamataz

Sen. Chuck Schumer is calling on the Justice Department to investigate so-called "Stand Your Ground" laws following the fatal shooting of an unarmed Florida teen.

The law, a version of which was enacted in Florida in 2005, allows for individuals to use deadly force -- even outside their home -- if they feel threatened.

Since the shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, Republican leaders have called the killing a tragedy but argue that the law in question did not actually apply to this case.

Still, Schumer wrote in a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder on Sunday that the laws themselves should be investigated.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; chuckschumer; schumer; selfdefense; standyourground; trayvon; trayvonmartin; zimmerman
Tenth Amendment to the Constitution: "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people, except, of course, if there is an expedient politicalized incident in which an anti-gun agenda can be pushed by a biased press and a neoCommunist Senator, who's primary function appears to be shredding the Constitution and Bill of Rights at every single turn."
1 posted on 03/27/2012 6:25:28 AM PDT by Lazamataz
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To: Lazamataz

now we get down to the truth of why Obama latched onto this. The feds are trying to void all the stand your ground laws nationwide. Laying the groundwork for the planned riots this summer.


2 posted on 03/27/2012 6:27:56 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Go Newt!)
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To: Lazamataz
Hey Chuck - U
The REAL truth is coming out you might want to shut your pie hole.
However knowing you you keep beating your stupid gums till hell freezes over. . . . .
3 posted on 03/27/2012 6:28:57 AM PDT by DeaconRed (Stupid is as stupid does.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Of course—Stand Your Ground laws adversely affect a reliable DemocRAT constituent group.


4 posted on 03/27/2012 6:29:52 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (Journalists first; then lawyers.)
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To: Lazamataz

I don’t feel threatened by the law here in Michigan and I even wear a “hoodie” on a regular basis.


5 posted on 03/27/2012 6:30:26 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Lazamataz

and what is the Constitutional basis of that inquiry, Chuckie?


6 posted on 03/27/2012 6:31:23 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Steyn: "If Greece has been knocking back the ouzo, we're face down in the vat.")
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To: Lazamataz

Go ahead, make my day!

Putting the Democrats on record as being on the wrong side of this is one of the very best things that could happen to us for November.


7 posted on 03/27/2012 6:31:58 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: TexasFreeper2009
Laying the groundwork for the planned riots this summer.

This summer, you think? Probably going to be a scorcher.

I'm thinking during the election and especially after he gets his scrawney backside kicked out.

8 posted on 03/27/2012 6:32:28 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (obamacare is an oxymoron.)
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To: Lazamataz

Is there anyone as slimey as Schumer? What a nasty man.

(Laz...we all need to laugh again. I hope you are inspired to come up with another humor article again soon. I am in Wisconsin, home of the craziest libtard socialists in the country, help!!!)


9 posted on 03/27/2012 6:32:45 AM PDT by TheConservativeParty ("Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God." T. Jefferson (I AM ANDREW BREITBART))
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To: Voter#537

*memo to Chuckie....why do you think Charles Bronson became a major international star in the 70’s?

(hint: it was not his good looks nor his overwhelming thespian talents...)


10 posted on 03/27/2012 6:33:24 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Lazamataz

They all are attempting to murder the guy and all of us. The media deserves punishment for starting race wars. More deaths are going to result from this not less and who will really be at fault....those who used propaganda to stir the pot.


11 posted on 03/27/2012 6:33:56 AM PDT by badpacifist (May the odds be ever in your favor)
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To: Lazamataz

CHUCK YOU dip wad! Focus on the continued effort to make NY a stink hole. Stay out of the south.


12 posted on 03/27/2012 6:34:18 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: Lazamataz

How about a federal probe on how a kid:

Caught with a screwdriver and lots of women’s jewelry in his backpack

Caught in an “unauthorized area” at school

Caught with drugs and a pipe in his backpack

Attempts an assault on a bus driver

...only gets a ten day suspension.


13 posted on 03/27/2012 6:34:32 AM PDT by icwhatudo (Tax codes and spending don't get 14 year olds pregnant and on welfare. Morality Matters.)
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To: Lazamataz

Two things:

1. Is it just possible that deadly force really WAS needed here>
2. If it wasn’t, so what. A single fatal accident at an intersection does not make it a dangerous intersection.


14 posted on 03/27/2012 6:36:52 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Charles Bronson was a thespian???!?

Say it ain't so! He didn't look gay to me. Are you sure about that or is it just something you read on the Interwebz?

15 posted on 03/27/2012 6:36:55 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: NonValueAdded
and what is the Constitutional basis of that inquiry, Chuckie?

It's right there in the Tenth Amendment: "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people, except, of course, if there is an expedient politicalized incident in which an anti-gun agenda can be pushed by a biased press and a neoCommunist Senator, who's primary function appears to be shredding the Constitution and Bill of Rights at every single turn."

16 posted on 03/27/2012 6:36:59 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Shut up and drill.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Let them riot. Makes clear identification of our Enemies that much easier...


17 posted on 03/27/2012 6:37:10 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (Steampunk- Yesterday's Tomorrow, Today)
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To: Lazamataz

I still want to know who Schumer is on the phone with every morning at the crack of dawn 365 days of the year taking his orders from. The same orders Schumer then issues the talking points to the MSM for the day.

Wondering if the person has an accent, or is it a local call.


18 posted on 03/27/2012 6:38:35 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Lazamataz
Laz, where did you get that copy of the tenth? Been reading the communist / democRAT manifesto?
19 posted on 03/27/2012 6:40:13 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: TheConservativeParty
Mind your own business, Chuckie. Stay out of Florida and it's legislation.
20 posted on 03/27/2012 6:42:08 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (Barack has a memory like a steel trap; it's a gift ~ Michelle Obama)
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To: Lazamataz

This is Schumer’s wet dream: have all state stand your ground laws struck down by the vile Holder’s DOJ.


21 posted on 03/27/2012 6:42:24 AM PDT by pabianice (")
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To: Lazamataz

And once again, I find myself calling for a Giant Skunk Ape’s anal probing of Chuck U’s backside...


22 posted on 03/27/2012 6:42:39 AM PDT by LRS ("This is silly! It can't be! It can't be!!" "Oh yes it is! I said you wouldn't know the joint.")
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To: Lazamataz

This would truly be a great moment to “hit him.” With a bat of course.


23 posted on 03/27/2012 6:43:15 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Solyent Pink is Sheeple!!!!)
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To: liberalh8ter
^ its

/dang ipad

24 posted on 03/27/2012 6:44:00 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (Barack has a memory like a steel trap; it's a gift ~ Michelle Obama)
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To: Lazamataz

The man had every reason to believe he was in fear for his life. The news is filled with accounts of the feral thugs beating people to death. Like here in Douglas county..

http://www.douglascountysentinel.com/view/full_story/10207535/article-Four-charged-in-beating-death-of-teen?

I wish to God that the little gay black boy those three thug wannabees were videotaping as they beat him senseless had whipped out a 1911 and blasted their azzes to hell.


25 posted on 03/27/2012 6:44:30 AM PDT by Vigilantcitizen
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To: Lazamataz
UpChuck Shumer is attempting to do what communists liberals always do; inflate a situation via the corrupt leftmedia and use it to circumvent the constitution. Or, as sleazy Rahm Emmanual once said: "You never want a serious crisis to go to waste." I think UpChuck Shumer has that tattooed on his arm.
26 posted on 03/27/2012 6:45:26 AM PDT by Jim Scott
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To: Lazamataz
IMHO, the “stand your ground” law does not apply to this case, and NOT because Zimmerman followed Trayvon. Once Zimmerman was on his back being pummeled it became straight out self defense.
27 posted on 03/27/2012 6:47:40 AM PDT by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: pabianice
DOJ

The irony, the irony!

28 posted on 03/27/2012 6:48:58 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Do you mean Chuckie N-L-N Shumer? The Hoodie-Master?


29 posted on 03/27/2012 6:52:02 AM PDT by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: Lazamataz

Schumer needs a probe...by We the People.....and that’s his primary fear IMHO....


30 posted on 03/27/2012 7:01:44 AM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: rockinqsranch

Schumer needs to stay out of Florida’s business. He should have enough to worry about in the Big Apple.


31 posted on 03/27/2012 7:12:02 AM PDT by varina davis (A real American patriot -- Gov. Rick Perry)
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To: Lazamataz

Doesn’t apply, stupid Chuck... however, SELF-DEFENSE does.


32 posted on 03/27/2012 7:21:04 AM PDT by Reagan69 (I supported Sarah Palin and all I got was a lousy DVD !)
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To: Jim Scott

Right. Time for the radicals to act fast for fear that this solid, “slam-dunk” case will turn out to be another Duke Lacrosse hoax with the liberals coming out with egg on their faces. If the left-wing radicals who perpetuate these hoaxes can get enought national poltical pressure and exploit this hoax to further anti-firearms, anti 2nd Ammendment legislation -— then they can consider this whole thing a “win” even if the nation has to bear a few murderous riots, people fearing to go out of their houses and more publicity for racist/hate groups like the Black Panthers —— no matter, the left/progressives/Democrats gets what they want. In the end, that’s all that matters.


33 posted on 03/27/2012 7:24:48 AM PDT by BombHollywood
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To: Lazamataz

The predator class is furious that their prey are shooting back.


34 posted on 03/27/2012 7:36:03 AM PDT by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini--nevertheless, Vote Santorum!)
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To: Lazamataz
Now Democrats are having to show their hand. Overturning the 'Stand Your Ground' law is what this whole incident has all been about.
35 posted on 03/27/2012 7:40:49 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Lazamataz

Alas, once again I’m late to the show and other FReepers have read this action properly as well.


36 posted on 03/27/2012 7:43:15 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Dead Corpse

The Senate’s slimiest RAT has no business in this state. He needs to stay TF out.


37 posted on 03/27/2012 7:46:55 AM PDT by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: Lazamataz

I’d be willing to deck Chuckie, and start slamming his head into the sidewalk till he admits the truth!


38 posted on 03/27/2012 7:50:02 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist (3 little girls murdered by islam, Toulouse March 2012 . Time for the Final Crusade!!!!!)
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To: Lazamataz
This is the REAL reason this case is being pushed in the media - to crush justifiable self defense laws.

Never let a good crisis go to waste. If necessary, create one.

39 posted on 03/27/2012 7:52:26 AM PDT by Jack of all Trades (Hold your face to the light, even though for the moment you do not see.)
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To: icwhatudo

How about a federal probe on how a kid:

Caught with a screwdriver and lots of women’s jewelry in his backpack

Caught in an “unauthorized area” at school

Caught with drugs and a pipe in his backpack

Attempts an assault on a bus driver

...only gets a ten day suspension.””””

AMEN

Meanwhile, MAMA-—The Queen of Denial-—,( apparently a prerequisite in the black community), is claiming that “they killed my son & now they are killing his reputation!!!”

Note to MAMA: Your son created his OWN reputation. He has been a trouble maker for some time. The more this gets looked into, the more likely it will become evident that a hoodlum in the budding stages was put out of his misery. This saves more misery within the community. YOU raised him. What reason is there for his recent transgressions??? Ask the bus driver whom he tried to assault while you are whining, MAMA.

Also note to MAMA: How’s it going to help anything by trademarking phrases with your son’s name included?

You appear by those actions to just be trying to make bucks out of his passing.

If so——SHAME on you.
Perhaps the apple didn’t fall far from the tree......


40 posted on 03/27/2012 7:56:04 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: Lazamataz

Note to Upchuck: Come to my home and break in and see if I don’t stand my ground.


41 posted on 03/27/2012 8:06:20 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: Lazamataz

Well, I at least have to give Upchuck Schemer credit for consistency - he NEVER misses an opportunity to attack those parts of the Bill of Rights that he considers to be inconvenient, most especially the 2nd Amendment, followed closely by the 10th Amendment.

Chuckie, it is my fervent desire that you find out on a personal level what it is like to be attacked by someone lots larger than you who has no compunction about seriously injuring or killing you. Maybe then you’ll finally understand what ordinary people exposed to street violence have to go through. On second thought, that’ll probably never happen - old Chuckie never goes anywhere without an armed bodyguard. That’s so common and ordinary of him, isn’t it?

Here’s a message for you and the rest of the elitist, statist bastards in DC and elsewhere: MOLON LABE! FMCDH, you slimy tyrant!


42 posted on 03/27/2012 8:33:03 AM PDT by Ancesthntr (Bibi to Odumbo: Its not going to happen.)
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To: Lazamataz

Tools rush in where angels fear to tread.


43 posted on 03/27/2012 8:54:05 AM PDT by Iron Munro (If Repubs paid as much attention to Rush as the Dem's do, we wouldn't be in this mess)
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