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Council Resolution to Repeal ‘Castle Doctrine’ After Trayvon Killing (Philadelphia)
Philadelphia Weekly ^ | April 13, 2012 | Randy LoBasso

Posted on 04/14/2012 3:26:54 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

In light of Trayvon Martin’s murder making national headlines, and the arrest of shooter George Zimmerman this week, Philadelphia City Councilman Curtis Jones, Jr. thinks we need to change our state’s laws so the same sh*t doesn’t happen here. And since some of the controversy in the case allegedly revolves around the Florida police’s hands being tied by that state’s “Stand your ground” law, he wants Pennsylvania to repeal the “Castle Doctrine.” The Castle Doctrine, a less extreme version of some states’ Stand Your Ground laws, was signed last year by Gov. Tom Corbett after having been vetoed by former Gov. Ed Rendell. Jones says his resolution is meant to avoid future kills and riots. “We’re asking the legislature to repeal that law because copycats are everywhere and so they are going to test the theory of whether or not you can be the aggressor based on some trumped up reason,” Jones said. “We don’t know what’s going to happen in court whether the assailant will be found guilty or innocent. But I can tell you if he is found innocent there will be replications of that and people will be fighting in the streets like in the Old West.”

Jones also introduced a bill to Council amending the Philadelphia fire code which would allow one and two family dwelling to use battery-powered smoke alarms “if they are equipped with 10-year non-removable (sealed) batteries.” Council also honored fallen firefighters Lt. Robert Neary and Daniel Sweeny with a moment of silent and resolutions....

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: banglist; blackkk; castledoctrine; florida; georgezimmerman; pennsylvania; philadelphia; standyourground; trayvonmartin; zimmerman

1 posted on 04/14/2012 3:27:04 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So this Neanderthal wants to repeal God’s natural law of self-preservation.

Is that about right?


2 posted on 04/14/2012 3:34:47 AM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
They want people to become even more venerable to the lawless thugs. You are not supposed to defend yourself or your family, just stand passively by and let the punks do what they want, seems to be the attitude.
3 posted on 04/14/2012 3:38:37 AM PDT by Shane (When Injustice Becomes Law, RESISTANCE Becomes DUTY.----T.Jefferson)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Unarmed people tend to ask gov’t for help.

Armed people do not.


4 posted on 04/14/2012 3:40:47 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: sergeantdave; lightman; SF_Redux

Philly’s always had “it’s own laws”, apart from the state’s. This BS is just getting started; watch for it to pop-up in other states, cities and towns. The gun-grabbers are going to run with this like crazy.


5 posted on 04/14/2012 3:42:49 AM PDT by carriage_hill (I'd vote for a "orange juice can", before 0bummer&HisRegimeFromHell, gets another 4yrs. Can-> later.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why wait for facts?


6 posted on 04/14/2012 3:49:58 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That could be a ‘Caption Pic’ thread of its own . . .


7 posted on 04/14/2012 3:50:50 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

With or without the ‘Stand Your Ground’ law, George Zimmerman would have defended himself. The law means nothing to almost everybody. Watch the Zimmerman case and see if I am not right.


8 posted on 04/14/2012 3:59:57 AM PDT by maxwellsmart_agent
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To: sergeantdave

Jones also introduced a bill to Council amending the Philadelphia fire code which would allow one and two family dwelling to use battery-powered smoke alarms “if they are equipped with 10-year non-removable (sealed) batteries.” Council also honored fallen firefighters Lt. Robert Neary and Daniel Sweeny with a moment of silent and resolutions....
Well he sounds like a man of the people, article throws in last minute junk at the end to convince you. Sorry not sold! Major effort to allow criminals of color to get away with murder. Back dooring social justice. Zimmerman case is used by these cretans and is not even close


9 posted on 04/14/2012 4:23:27 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (B B)
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To: carriage_hill

Another reason to give Philtadelphia to Jersey.


10 posted on 04/14/2012 4:39:08 AM PDT by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini--nevertheless, Vote Santorum!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Philadelphia is a bad place to have to defend yourself. You are pretty-much guaranteed that the prosecutor, judge, and most of the jury will be more sympathetic to the thug you shot.


11 posted on 04/14/2012 4:50:47 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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12 posted on 04/14/2012 5:36:17 AM PDT by Condor51 (Yo Hoffa, so you want to 'take out conservatives'. Well okay Jr - I'm your Huckleberry)
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To: Shane
They want people to become even more venerable to the lawless thugs.

Venerable: commanding respect because of great age or impressive dignity; worthy of veneration or reverence, as because of high office or noble character: a venerable member of Congress.

13 posted on 04/14/2012 5:49:48 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: lightman

I was thinking of an entirely different continent...


14 posted on 04/14/2012 6:01:06 AM PDT by carriage_hill (I'd vote for a "orange juice can", before 0bummer&HisRegimeFromHell, gets another 4yrs. Can-> later.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This way the thugs can use your kitchen floor to bash your head in, instead of the sidewalk.


15 posted on 04/14/2012 6:14:05 AM PDT by gusty
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To: trebb
Thank you for your correction. In my haste to post I used a inaccurate word. I clearly meant to use the word VULNERABLE. vul·ner·a·ble/ˈvəln(ə)rəbəl/ Adjective: Exposed to the possibility of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally: "we were in a vulnerable position".
16 posted on 04/14/2012 6:20:44 AM PDT by Shane (When Injustice Becomes Law, RESISTANCE Becomes DUTY.----T.Jefferson)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
A photo of President Obama with a water gun, from Vice President Joe Biden’s Twitter feed
17 posted on 04/14/2012 6:33:26 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: sergeantdave

Have to suspect that Jones’ proposal is because it affects Jones’ business interests. Cannot have people shooting his people.


18 posted on 04/14/2012 6:55:51 AM PDT by School of Rational Thought (Fun for women ages 21 through 35)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This fellow is so assinine. The Castle Doctrine just allows you to use lethal force when your home is invaded and you feel threatened....as a sensible person would be.

Stand your ground is an entirely different concept.

There are some really stupid people out there.


19 posted on 04/14/2012 2:39:49 PM PDT by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: KeyLargo

Running by the pool is dangerous. It would be an absolute tragedy almost beyond human comprehension if he slipped and cracked his skull. How could the nation go on?


20 posted on 04/14/2012 3:24:49 PM PDT by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Jones says his resolution is meant to avoid future kills and riots

If a black family is protecting their home from a black thug, there will be no problem. Isn't he worried about the safety of his black constituents?

21 posted on 04/14/2012 3:30:38 PM PDT by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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