Skip to comments.After Trayvon Martin Slaying, Holder Blasts ´Stand Your Ground´
Posted on 07/16/2013 2:24:16 PM PDT by Nachum
Attorney General Eric Holder blasted "stand-your-ground laws" in the wake of the acquittal of George Zimmerman for fatally shooting Trayvon Martinsaying such laws cause more violence than they prevent. Mr. Holder, speaking to the NAACP Annual Convention in Orlando, Fla., not far from where Mr. Zimmerman was acquitted last week, took direct aim at stand-your-ground laws, which say a person can use force in self-defense without first attempting to retreat from the situation. "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
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Pure deceit. And the low information voters and professional victim class lapped it up.....
I refer you to my previous post about being disarmed leading to Auschwitz.
The Administration has NEVER liked Stand Your Ground.
It was written to limit the kind of unwarranted prosecutions like we have just witnessed.
“Mr. Martin, a black teenager, was walking to his father’s house in Sanford, Fla., from a nearby convenience store in the early evening when he was spotted by Mr. Zimmerman, a neighborhood-watch volunteer who thought Mr. Martin was suspicious. Mr. Zimmerman, who is Hispanic, called 911 and began following Mr. Martin, leading to a confrontation in which the 29-year-old Mr. Zimmerman shot the teenager.”
A deceitful oversimplified description. He broke off following the kid and was attacked later.
Owww. Where of where is uncle al’s hand?
“It’s not the facts of the case, it’s the seriousness of the charge...”
It was ALWAYS about getting Gun Control legislated from the bench. SYG and the Castle Doctrine are under the gun...
Up yours, Holder. It’s none of your business.
And he knows damn good an well that stand your ground played no role at all in the Zimmerman case.
Watch out, Eric! Rev. Al is going for your wallet!
“Never let a crisis go to waste.” Little Trayvon was a useless loser in life - a druggie, a thief, and a bully (I can see why Obama thinks Little Trayvon is his spiritual son). The left is hoping to at least get political mileage out of Little Trayvon’s justifiable death, repealing a law they never liked even though that law was irrelevant to Little Trayvon’s attack against George Zimmerman.
:: it´s time to question laws that senselessly expand the concept of self-defense ::
Does he even listen to his rhetoric?
I guess it is my hope that one day one of these race-hustlers will be in a situation where they might welcome that “stand your ground” law. Or that they may be the recipient of a whoop ass.
Maybe this sounds harsh, but I’m sick of the whole bunch of them.
Thought this was one of yours...
Mr. Zimmerman called the non emergency number to report a suspicious person. When set upon by said suspicious person and pinned to the ground, retreat was impossible so he stood his ground. Not that he had a duty to retreat. So much went wrong for the whole mess regardless of the results. No gun, Mr. Zimmerman would likely be dead or brain damaged. The perp would probably have walked.
I am confused, wasn’t the case about 2nd degree murder or manslaughter? SYG?? It was never a case about that. I am truly living in the world of Bizzaro.
More gasoline on the fire
Yep, Stand your ground had NOTHING to do with this trial. Zimmerman is innocent.
The right of self defense precedes all laws of men. Try me, Holder!
He did not stand his ground, he was grounded and defended himself. No stand your ground law was cited by defense.
What a demagogue! There was no Stand Your Ground issue in the Zimmerman case. What a deceitful piece of trash!
Stra man argument again...stand your ground was not an issue in this case. This was self defense.
I’m two counties away from Sanford and our sheriff told me we were at a 40 year low on violent crime and almost the lowest since crime stats have been kept in the county. So Eric Holder is a liar. SYG had nothing to do with the case between Zimmerman and Martin but it sure keeps the violent crime rates low.
Al looks old and sick!
"Stand your ground" laws say that you do not have to retreat from an attack if you have the option.
When you're lying on your back with somebody on top of you slamming your head onto a hard surface, you don't have an opportunity to retreat.
In that situation, it is a basic human right to defend yourself in any way possible without relying upon the "stand your ground" laws.
As usual, Holder is FOS.
You are correct. He was grounded and not standing. Hmmmm! And, yes, I know that was never addressed. Didn’t need to be. But erica holdem thinks it needs to be now. Will anyone save us from these fools? Please. I can only do so much. LOL!
Three great “Nigger” or “Nigga” men so glad to be living in this day of “let’s get those creepy ass crackers”.
Looks like Sharpton is either going for the wallet or checking whether EH is really a boy!
Pimps, all three.
Not your job to write the laws a##hole, it’s your job to enforce them.
Neither did the truth.
The operative word being “Stand” your ground.
There was no standing here. He was as flat on his back as Katie Couric
“Stand Your Ground” is the common sense alternative to the insane “Duty to Retreat” standard in places like New York City where I grew up. Under Duty to Retreat, even if you’re in your own home you have to flee rather than defend it. Liberals want to enable barbarians to take what people have earned with no consequences to the barbarians.
To the extent that Holder’s remark’s support the criminals’ hatred of Stand Your Ground rules of defense, this is another reason to Impeach Obama!
Too bad the Right to Bear Arms is still in effect, because THAT is what they want to eliminate.
They KNOW that the populace is arming itself, and they are buying bullets by the billions for the Gubmint, because they KNOW it ain't gonna be that easy to quell the disgust and anger that these "Progressives" have created.
The opposite of “stand your ground” is “grovel before your barbarian masters.”
You have to do this in Massholechusetts, you know.
Trayvon Martin now officially identified as phase 3 of going after guns.
Admin said next time (this time) tie in a racial component we can exploit to it.
Holder knows this wasn’t a SYG case. It was a self-defense case.
LOL Sharky looks like he’s humping Holder’s leg.
of course the case had nothing to do with SYG
Holder has a look on his face like Sharpton just grabbed him. Creepy.
Laws that sensellessly allow non-blacks and kuffars to defend themselves....
It was a simple self-defense case and defense.
SYG was not used.
What a moron Holder is. How can the Atty. Gen. not know this?
What are they passing off?
Hi Al, hey where’s that hand of yours going...?
Just holdin you, Holder...