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Florida Sit-In Against ‘Stand Your Ground’
New York Times ^ | 11 August 2013 | LIZETTE ALVAREZ

Posted on 08/11/2013 1:40:35 PM PDT by rdb3

Florida Sit-In Against ‘Stand Your Ground’

By

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The college and high school students arranged themselves in the colonial-style chairs and on the green carpet, a portrait of the state’s Old Capitol building above them, as they exchanged stories about their lives and the travails of the “black and brown youth” in Florida.

One young woman whose parents were both drug addicts spoke about how she had defied the odds; she will graduate from college next year. A young man mentioned that he was one of the few in his family who had not ended up in prison. Another talked about his years in and out of homeless shelters while he was growing up in Miami.

Only a stone’s throw away, beyond the two receptionists in front of them, behind an imposing white door, was the office of the person they hoped would hear them and respond with action: Florida’s Republican governor, Rick Scott.

On July 16, three days after George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, the Dream Defenders, as they are called, streamed into the governor’s suite to hold a sit-in. Encamped there since then, they are demanding changes to Florida’s self-defense laws, specifically, the Stand Your Ground provision, and in the way minorities are treated in the state’s schools and on the streets. They have vowed to stay until a special legislative session is called on their issues.


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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; occupy; ows; rentamob; secondamendment; standyourground; trayvonmartin; zimmerman
So it continues...



1 posted on 08/11/2013 1:40:36 PM PDT by rdb3
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To: rdb3

No shortage of people who hate freedom for commoners.


2 posted on 08/11/2013 1:43:21 PM PDT by Standing Wolf (No tyrant should ever be allowed to die of natural causes.)
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To: rdb3; All
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3 posted on 08/11/2013 1:44:07 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: rdb3
The law was not a factor in Mr. Zimmerman’s defense. His lawyers built his case around classic self-defense. But the law was part of the jury’s instructions

And it played absolutely no role in Zimmerman's acquittal, as Zimmerman had no ability to retreat as he was laying dazedly on his back, with Trayvon on top of him raining down blows.

4 posted on 08/11/2013 1:45:30 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: rdb3

wait for one of these a holes to be assaulted ,shot,robbed by one of their “BROTHERS” and they will soon change their tone.


5 posted on 08/11/2013 1:46:35 PM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: rdb3

That left me shaking my head. They are arguing against self defense? What a bunch of idiotic buffoons.

But look who is paying them. Obama’s thug enforcers, riddled with known physical attacks on innocent people.


6 posted on 08/11/2013 1:49:42 PM PDT by Bodleian_Girl ("Progressive" is not a compliment folks....)
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To: rdb3

Why is it that every generation of college kids let themselves be used as pawns by the enemies of society?


7 posted on 08/11/2013 1:57:05 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin
Why is it that every generation of college kids let themselves be used as pawns by the enemies of society?

Stupidity.

8 posted on 08/11/2013 2:01:12 PM PDT by Old Sarge (Opinions are like orgasms: only mine count, and I could care less if you have one...)
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To: rdb3

Don’t stand your ground, just lay down and die.


9 posted on 08/11/2013 2:08:17 PM PDT by SaxxonWoods (....Let It Burn...)
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To: rdb3

26 kids in the photo?!

That’s quite some demonstration.


10 posted on 08/11/2013 2:08:40 PM PDT by reagandemocrat
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To: BenLurkin

“Why is it that every generation of college kids let themselves be used as pawns by the enemies of society?”

As children they are taught to respect their teachers. In college classes they are under daily indoctrination by those they were taught to respect.


11 posted on 08/11/2013 2:10:55 PM PDT by SaxxonWoods (....Let It Burn...)
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To: rdb3

Students are quickly learning Alinsky tactics. The Left is overwhelmingly in charge of education. These students will be in shock when they try to make it for themselves when momma and daddy are no longer paying for them.


12 posted on 08/11/2013 2:19:10 PM PDT by originalbuckeye (Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy)
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To: rdb3

That SYG was not even a factor for the defense in the Zimmerman trial is a tribute to the relentlessly ignorant left-wing zealotry of college “scholars”.


13 posted on 08/11/2013 2:19:32 PM PDT by windsorknot (>>>)
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To: rdb3

1/3 of Stand your ground homicides in the state of Florida are brought by black people defending themselves . they will go to jail for 15-25 years w/o stand your ground. As uusal that is NOT MENTIONED IN ANY Travon stories.
Frreegards
LEX


14 posted on 08/11/2013 2:22:37 PM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: rdb3

The one good thing: they aren’t otherwise occupied making welfare babies while they’re ‘sittin’in.’


15 posted on 08/11/2013 2:24:41 PM PDT by patriotsblood
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To: BenLurkin

When I was in college (1959 -1964), we didn’t do any of that stuff!

We were too busy to do foolish things like camp out in the Capital: we went to class, drank beer, chased the co-eds, drank beer, went to football games, chased co-eds, drank beer, partied, drank beer, played intramural sports, drank beer, joined a FRaternity, had mixers with Sororities, drank beer, etc. etc. Somewhere along the way, we studied.

The rest of it is kinda hazy, but aside FRom campus politics, we didn’t do politics.

I could not vote until the 1964 election (you had to be 21 back then), so politics was back burner except we all rallied for Brother Goldwater in the rampup to the election.

Allowing 18 year old kids the vote may have been a hugh and series mistake!


16 posted on 08/11/2013 2:43:07 PM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: reagandemocrat

It is a small Rent-A-Mob.

You KNOW they are being paid, despite the NYT puff piece LIE!

Bunch of dumbass college kids with misplaced priorites.

Scott should charge them with Trespass and put a boot in their ass!

Government Whimps!


17 posted on 08/11/2013 2:46:01 PM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: SaxxonWoods

“As children they are taught to respect their teachers.”????

I don’t think they teach RESPECT in government schools anymore!

We lost the battle when the 10 Commandments and the oaken board were outlawed in government schools.


18 posted on 08/11/2013 2:48:31 PM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: Taxman

Yes, teachers teach students to respect other teachers.

And Democrats.

And little else.


19 posted on 08/11/2013 3:07:05 PM PDT by SaxxonWoods (....Let It Burn...)
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To: patriotsblood
The one good thing: they aren’t otherwise occupied making welfare babies while they’re ‘sittin’in.’

Mmmmkay. So nice of you to say so.



20 posted on 08/11/2013 3:11:42 PM PDT by rdb3 (Be aware that when it hits the fan, it won't be evenly spread.)
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To: BenLurkin

Why is it that every generation of college kids let themselves be used as pawns by the enemies of society?............................................ Because they are going for a degree in “Heads of Mush Science”.


21 posted on 08/11/2013 3:16:50 PM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (Remember Ty Woods? Glenn Doherty ? Forgot already?)
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To: t1b8zs

I’d pay to see it.


22 posted on 08/11/2013 3:59:14 PM PDT by RC one
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To: t1b8zs
"wait for one of these a holes to be assaulted ,shot,robbed by one of their “BROTHERS” and they will soon change their tone."

These ARE the people doing the assaulting. They know all about it. They want protection when doing their crimes.

23 posted on 08/11/2013 4:00:20 PM PDT by Lockbar
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To: rdb3

24 posted on 08/11/2013 4:48:42 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: rdb3

WOW! Looks to me like about 28 protestors, certainly newsworthy...we’d better get it into our heads that punks will have the right to beat the crap out of us unmolested.


25 posted on 08/11/2013 6:51:34 PM PDT by Blue Collar Christian (Vote Democrat. Once you're OK with killing babies the rest is easy. <BCC><)
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To: rdb3

Any chance we could hit them with an electromagnetic pulse and disable their EBT cards and Obamaphones?


26 posted on 08/11/2013 6:54:24 PM PDT by nascarnation (Democrats control the Presidency, Senate, and Media. It's an uphill climb....)
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To: rdb3
Florida Sit-In Against ‘Stand Your Ground’

So the ignorant, no-information 70-IQ types are going to do a "Sit Your Ground" as an alternative?

27 posted on 08/12/2013 6:32:01 PM PDT by publius911 (Look for the Union label, then buy something else.)
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To: publius911
So the ignorant, no-information 70-IQ types are going to do a "Sit Your Ground" as an alternative?



28 posted on 08/12/2013 7:35:11 PM PDT by rdb3 (Be aware that when it hits the fan, it won't be evenly spread.)
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