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Trayvonís mom: Stand Your Ground helped Zimmerman get away with murder
The Miami Herald ^ | July 29, 2013 | Marc A. Caputo

Posted on 07/29/2013 10:22:10 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

The mother of Trayvon Martin said Monday that she believed Florida’s Stand Your Ground law played a role in her son’s shooting death, but she wasn’t ready to support a boycott of the state for not changing the self-defense law.

“The thing about this law is I just think it assisted the person who killed my son to get away with murder,” Sybrina Fulton, the mother of the 17-year-old from Miami Gardens, said at a National Bar Association event in Miami Beach.

“I think we have to change these laws so people don’t get away with murder,” she said, adding that her son was unarmed and peacefully walking back to his dad’s place when he was initially pursued by George Zimmerman.

Zimmerman successfully pleaded self defense in the killing. A jury acquitted him on July 13 in Sanford.

But the exact role of Stand Your Ground in the case isn’t clear. Only two jurors have spoken up to CNN and ABC, and just one referenced the law, which allows a person to more easily use deadly force without having to first retreat in a confrontation.

Zimmerman’s legal team didn’t focus on mounting a Stand Your Ground defense, however, saying that a common self-defense justification was all the 29-year-old man needed because he reasonably feared that Trayvon, who jumped him, was going to gravely injure him during a fistfight.

The National Bar Association, echoing calls from the Dream Defenders protestors occupying a part of Gov. Rick Scott’s office in the state Capitol, has called on Florida lawmakers to repeal or amend the law....

(Excerpt) Read more at miamiherald.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: banglist; boycott; nba; selfdefense; standyourground; sybrinafulton; trayvon; zimmerman
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Not to be confused with the American Bar Association. Founded in 1925, the National Bar Association (NBA) is the nation's oldest and largest association of African American lawyers and judges. Their website is a Trayvon-fest. Take a look: http://www.nationalbar.org/
1 posted on 07/29/2013 10:22:10 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Here comes “Affirmative Justice.”


2 posted on 07/29/2013 10:25:04 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Does the phrase “good riddance to bad rubbish” mean anything to her?


3 posted on 07/29/2013 10:25:38 AM PDT by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: SkyPilot

Trayvon’s “mom” didn’t even raise him. She is a leach and a creep. STFU, you racist hag.


4 posted on 07/29/2013 10:26:03 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The mother of Trayvon Martin said Monday that she believed Florida’s Stand Your Ground law played a role in her son’s shooting death, but she wasn’t ready to support a boycott of the state for not changing the self-defense law.

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2 Things. 3 things really.

1. SYG was not an issue in this trial. It was not argued by either side. It had no meaning or impact on the trial or the outcome.

2. Blacks are the majority of Florida citizens who benefit from SYG laws.

3. Sabrina Fulton is an idiot.


5 posted on 07/29/2013 10:27:09 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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Trayvon’s mom: Stand Your Ground helped Zimmerman get away with murder

Liberals ARE dumber than a box of rocks, aren't they. They can't even argue on the proper issue, can they?

6 posted on 07/29/2013 10:27:33 AM PDT by Turbo Pig (...to close with and destroy the enemy...)
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To: hal ogen

Odd that neither side brought it up during the trial. So SYG has nothing to do with it. Thank the “just-us” bros for starting that line of crap.


7 posted on 07/29/2013 10:27:57 AM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

FU

First, SYG played no role in this trial.

Secondly, the alternative would be to just let your gangsta son smash in someone’s skull. No thanks.


8 posted on 07/29/2013 10:28:50 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Someone should contact all of the people that the law has saved. I’d be the first to volunteer if I defended myself from a thug.


9 posted on 07/29/2013 10:29:57 AM PDT by dhs12345
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Rick Scott’s office in the state Capitol, has called on Florida lawmakers to repeal ... the law....

So, if you intend to CC, besides your weapon, you need to always have a shovel as well, so that if you are pinned to the grassy area, you can dig a hole to retreat from your attacker. The only thing unclear here is, if the shovel needs to be concealed as well, or if it is okay to open-carry the retreating-tool shovel...

10 posted on 07/29/2013 10:32:44 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’d prefer to think of Stand Your Ground as preventing her feral-thug-of-a-son from getting away with murder.


11 posted on 07/29/2013 10:33:20 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (If govmt is stockpiling guns, ammo, food, & meds, don't you think it's a good idea to do the same?)
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The mother of Trayvon Martin said Monday that she believed Florida’s Stand Your Ground law played a role in her son’s shooting death, but she wasn’t ready to support a boycott of the state for not changing the self-defense law.

Aside from the fact that neither side even mentioned SYG during the Zimmerman trial, the thing that played the most central role in Trayvon Martin's death was his ill-considered decision to assault Zimmerman in a felonious manner, with the apparent intent to cause grievous bodily injury or death.

I wonder why she failed to mention this. (/sarc)
12 posted on 07/29/2013 10:33:53 AM PDT by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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I do not believe that most blacks care very much that Trayvon Martin died. After all, they seem to ignore more black on black violent deaths every day. I think what blacks care about is that some “white” guy had the temerity and the means to defend himself from a beat down.

That is really what this is about, cow white people so that the black hoodlums can rob, steal and kill more of them with impunity. The Obama administration panders to this approach, because it buys black votes, just like Obama phones.

13 posted on 07/29/2013 10:35:03 AM PDT by LOC1 (Let's pick the best, not settle for a compromise.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Liberal logic - a man shooting his lawfully acquired and concealed weapon against an individual engaged in a brutal and racist assault against this “creepy ass cracker” and being acquitted on the basis of self-defense is the fault of a statute that wasn’t even in play in the trial.


14 posted on 07/29/2013 10:35:53 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: hal ogen

Well, I guess “Mommas don’t raise your babies to be thugs” doesn’t apply to her.


15 posted on 07/29/2013 10:36:13 AM PDT by TheDon (Inside Every Liberal is a Totalitarian Screaming to Get Out.)
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To: Milton Miteybad

Re. she wasn’t ready to support a boycott of the state for not changing the self-defense law.

Translation: she is walking back the boycott talk because they now know it would be a dismal failure, embarrassingly so.

Does anyone believe that if they thought they had the support they would not do this?


16 posted on 07/29/2013 10:36:14 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: SkyPilot

Here comes “Affirmative Justice.”


Empathy - use your hearts and open your wallets.


17 posted on 07/29/2013 10:36:34 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Milton Miteybad

Re. she wasn’t ready to support a boycott of the state for not changing the self-defense law.

Translation: she is walking back the boycott talk because they now know it would be a dismal failure, embarrassingly so.

Does anyone believe that if they thought they had the support they would not do this?


18 posted on 07/29/2013 10:36:35 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Turbo Pig

I think a lot of them know it. This is a tactic of the left, especially the black left. If whites support it, or are perceived to support it (whatever it may be), they are reflexively against it. Their prevailing idea seems to be if whites support it, they’d rather cock a snook at us even when it hurts themselves. So many things they support hurt them more than us, and they still support them because we don’t.


19 posted on 07/29/2013 10:37:19 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The FAIL is strong with this mother. /star wars /shaft


20 posted on 07/29/2013 10:38:04 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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