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Lawmakers seek change or repeal of Alabama's Stand Your Ground law
AL.com ^ | July 23, 2013 | Kim Chandler

Posted on 07/24/2013 7:13:06 AM PDT by kevcol

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – A Jefferson County lawmaker wants to change Alabama’s Stand Your Ground law so the defense can not be invoked by someone who followed or pursued a person before a confrontation.

The legislation is directly inspired by the shooting of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin in Florida.

“I’m calling this the Trayvon Martin amendment,” Rep. Merika Coleman-Evans, D-Pleasant Grove.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; US: Alabama
KEYWORDS: banglist; democrats; guncontrol; secondamendment; syg; trayvon; trayvonmartin; zimmerman
A lot of these SYG-type repeal and amendment BS legislation making the rounds this week.

Even if the "Trayvon Martin Amendment" or something like that had been in effect at the time in FL...Trayvon Marton would still be a dead thug, and George Zimmerman would still be a free (innocent) man.

Merika Coleman-Evans
1 posted on 07/24/2013 7:13:06 AM PDT by kevcol
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To: kevcol
Or Zimmerman, the victim, would be dead or severely injured. Of course, this would have never made it in the news.
2 posted on 07/24/2013 7:15:55 AM PDT by dhs12345
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To: kevcol

Why doesn’t she call it the “Defend Our Thugs” Amendment. Why use only Martin’s name?


3 posted on 07/24/2013 7:16:45 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Amnesty. The DemocRATS' payback for the 2010 elections.)
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To: kevcol

It’s a waste of time. Alabama will NEVER pass an amendment like this.


4 posted on 07/24/2013 7:18:10 AM PDT by BO Stinkss (RINOs suck)
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Rep. Merika Coleman-Evans, D-Pleasant Grove

I'm guessing this amendment is racially motivated.

5 posted on 07/24/2013 7:19:11 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: BO Stinkss

Many legislatures, and the DOJ, are going through the motions to quell the mindless mob, and it will work. Like liberals trying to disarm honest citizens, the whining will help them feel superior and smug without really accomplishing anything.


6 posted on 07/24/2013 7:31:22 AM PDT by Spok
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To: BO Stinkss
It’s a waste of time. Alabama will NEVER pass an amendment like this.

She's probably just scoring care and warm-heartedness points with her voters, such as they are.

7 posted on 07/24/2013 7:32:32 AM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: MrB

I’m guessing this moron is black.


8 posted on 07/24/2013 7:37:30 AM PDT by anoldafvet
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To: BO Stinkss

Color me skeptical. In the last five years, I have seen so many things [all bad] happen that I thought would never happen , or as least I would not be alive when they did, that it broke me from saying or thinking,”That will never happen”.


9 posted on 07/24/2013 7:42:34 AM PDT by sport
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To: kevcol
This is really getting tiresome. Here's a more accurate sentance:

The legislation is directly inspired by the shooting of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, the self-styled @No-Limit_Nigga, in Florida while he was trying to beat to death a man he called a "creepy ass cracka".

10 posted on 07/24/2013 7:55:02 AM PDT by tbpiper
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George Zimmerman did NOT use ‘Stand Your Ground’ as a defense.
It was simply self defense from a thug that attacked.

The Left will never let any invented crisis go to waste.


11 posted on 07/24/2013 7:55:50 AM PDT by RedMDer (When immigrants cannot or will not assimilate, its really just an invasion. Throw them out!)
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The legislation is directly inspired by the shooting of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin in Florida.

Inspired? Considering that SYG had absolutely nothing to do with Traydmark getting his punk ass killed, how is this inspired?

12 posted on 07/24/2013 8:06:20 AM PDT by upchuck (To the faceless, jack-booted government bureaucrat who just scanned this post: SCREW YOU!)
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Lawmakers seek change or repeal of Alabama's Stand Your Ground law

REQUEST DENIED

13 posted on 07/24/2013 8:11:16 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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Actually, do not many SYG laws make such a provision for the "first in" not being entitled to a SYG defense? In other words, you cannot provoke a confrontation, make your victim fight back, and then claim stand your ground as you shoot the victim.

NOTE WELL, the prosecution in the Zimmerman trial DID NOT raise this objection, possible under Florida law. I took that as implicit recognition of what the testimony and evidence proved: Zimmerman disengaged and it was St. Skittles that was the aggressor in a separate, but related incident, his subsequent ambush attack of Zimmerman.

I had made that point when the initial reporting of the Sanford shooting went down, that if it was continuous action as the early reports implied, Zimmerman was cooked as the aggressor. But he wasn't.

14 posted on 07/24/2013 8:23:33 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Unindicted Co-conspirators: The Mainstream Media)
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Alabama House - 67 R 38 D
Alabama Senate - 22 R 11D 1I

Can you say DOA!


15 posted on 07/24/2013 8:24:57 AM PDT by commish (The takers rule. Time to implement the triple G plan - GOD, GUNS, & GOLD)
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Call this what it is, a "Thug Protection" effort. The implication of repealing SYG is that if a thug threatens you, you have to run away. So a bully or group of them can go around menacing people with impunity. Turn the streets back to the criminals.

"Defeat the Thug Protection Act".

16 posted on 07/24/2013 8:25:46 AM PDT by Dilbert56
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To: MrB
I'm guessing this amendment is racially motivated.

Considering that SYG laws have been shown to benefit blacks more than whites, I would say that it's more ideologically motivated than racial.

But then again, a majority of legal Hispanic immigrants support amnesty for illegals, when one would think that they would overwhelmingly oppose it because it drives down wages and employment opportunities for them.

I guess the real motivation is tribal above all else.

17 posted on 07/24/2013 8:25:54 AM PDT by bassmaner (Hey commies: I am a white male, and I am guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.)
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The ideology was given away with the hyphenated name.

Seems she wants to keep both her father’s AND her husband’s last names.


18 posted on 07/24/2013 8:27:29 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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negro rabble rouser lawmakers seek.....

To make themselves appear relevant

Jefferson county is also bankrupt like Deetroit


19 posted on 07/24/2013 8:29:45 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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The run and hide types.


20 posted on 07/24/2013 8:33:28 AM PDT by onedoug
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What these race pimps are most concerned about is the fact that SYG laws provide immunity from any civil lawsuits filed by the assailant or his surviving family. That is also why their democrat masters are trying to force gun owners to carry high levels of liability insurance. Whitey's gotta pay if he successfully defends himself against a beatdown.

An excerpt from: Alabama Code - Section 13A-3-23: USE OF FORCE IN DEFENSE OF A PERSON:

(4)(d) A person who uses force, including deadly physical force, as justified and permitted in this section is immune from criminal prosecution and civil action for the use of such force, unless the force was determined to be unlawful.

21 posted on 07/24/2013 10:42:22 AM PDT by EdReform (Oath Keepers - Guardians of the Republic - Honor your oath - Join us: www.oathkeepers.org)
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