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In Arlington, Jeb Bush says ‘stand your ground’ invalid in Trayvon Martin case
dallasnews.com ^ | March 23, 2012 | GROMER JEFFERS Jr.

Posted on 03/23/2012 3:32:12 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

ARLINGTON -- Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said Friday that the “stand your ground” self-defense law he signed while in office should not apply to the case of a teenager who was shot by a neighborhood watch volunteer in his home state.

“This law does not apply to this particular circumstance,” Bush said after an education panel discussion at the University of Texas at Arlington. “Stand your ground means stand your ground. It’s doesn’t mean chase after somebody who’s turned their back.”

He was referring to reports that the 17-year-old, Trayvon Martin, was pursued by the volunteer and fatally shot in a scuffle.

“Anytime an innocent life is taken it's a tragedy,” Bush said. “You've got to let the process work."

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KEYWORDS: trayvonmartin; zimmerman
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1 posted on 03/23/2012 3:32:20 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Zombies...

But what’s stupefying is that the GOPE bigwigs are throwing the ‘Hispanic voter’ under the bus as fast and hard as they can.


2 posted on 03/23/2012 3:41:49 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Guilty by all until proven Innocent in this one!
3 posted on 03/23/2012 3:43:01 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Well, at least wer’re seperating the wimps from the men.


4 posted on 03/23/2012 3:43:34 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio - http://www.istandwithrush.org/)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Oy, tired eyes....we’re


5 posted on 03/23/2012 3:44:20 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio - http://www.istandwithrush.org/)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
“You've got to let the process work."

LOL!

All is over but the hanging already and THAT is letting the process work??

6 posted on 03/23/2012 3:46:27 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
“Stand your ground means stand your ground. It’s doesn’t mean chase after somebody who’s turned their back.”

Zimmerman claims he was attacked by Martin while returning to his SUV to wait for the police. How does Jeb know that Zimmerman chased Martin after the phone call? Can he prove that Zimmerman is lying?

7 posted on 03/23/2012 3:46:44 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“This law does not apply to this particular circumstance,” Bush said after an education panel discussion at the University of Texas at Arlington. “Stand your ground means stand your ground. It’s doesn’t mean chase after somebody who’s turned their back.”
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tsk tsk....


8 posted on 03/23/2012 3:46:44 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Jeb, there are these little things called witnesses and by all accounts there are NO witnesses to Zimmerman chasing Martin down and stopping him by force.

There are witnesses who saw Martin beating Zimmerman.

It’s called Stand Your Ground. Not Lay On The Ground and Take An Ass Whipping.


9 posted on 03/23/2012 3:47:51 PM PDT by Molon Labbie (End the War On Drugs, Restore the Constitution.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
“Anytime an innocent life is taken it's a tragedy,” Bush said. “You've got to let the process work."

Sounds to me, Jeb, like YOU are pre-judging the case. Reports that Mr. Martin jumped on Mr. Zimmerman and was beating the holy hell out of him....what about that, Jeb?

I think Jeb is a good guy, and I think he was an outstanding governor for Florida. But this is a case where he obviously doesn't know all the facts.

Zimmerman might be guilty, but he might also be truly standing his ground.

I know one thing: Al Sharpton and his mobs aren't the ones to decide.

10 posted on 03/23/2012 3:48:49 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: mrsmith

If he had JUST sad, “This whole thing is a tragedy, but let’s not have a trial by media, let the due process of law work’ ‘ ‘ ‘”

We’d be lining up to dump Mittens and install Jeb. . .


11 posted on 03/23/2012 3:49:07 PM PDT by Salgak
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If some black kid started beating the crap out of him, it
would be a different story


12 posted on 03/23/2012 3:49:34 PM PDT by Rome2000 (Rick Santorum voted against Right toWork)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

They seem to have taken down this story.


13 posted on 03/23/2012 3:50:55 PM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How does Jeb Bush magically know what happened when no one else does? Was he there? Has he witnessed a trial that hasn’t happened yet?


14 posted on 03/23/2012 3:51:41 PM PDT by BinaryBoy (Anyone But Romney)
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To: BinaryBoy

I would start off by assuming Bush didn’t even say these things and that might be related to the article being pulled.


15 posted on 03/23/2012 3:55:00 PM PDT by WhoisAlanGreenspan?
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Apparently Jeb Bush thinks that owning a gun means crawling into the fetal position with it.

This case is being investigated by every law enforcement agency known to man. Let the law work and hopefully justice will prevail.


16 posted on 03/23/2012 3:56:37 PM PDT by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

You can ALWAYS count on a Bush to cave to political correctness.

Every
damn
time

They talk like conservatives, but when it comes time to back the talk, they go all RINO and embrace political correctness. I will never vote for another Bush prince or princess in my lifetime. Never. PC INO pukes.


17 posted on 03/23/2012 3:58:26 PM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (REPEAL OBAMACARE. Nothing else matters.)
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To: Molon Labbie

Really? I haven’t been following this all that close so I have missed a good deal of information on this.

I thought Zimmerman followed and shot the guy.

I hadn’t heard he tried to leave and was assaulted.


18 posted on 03/23/2012 3:58:26 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Molon Labbie

Really? I haven’t been following this all that close so I have missed a good deal of information on this.

I thought Zimmerman followed and shot the guy.

I hadn’t heard he tried to leave and was assaulted.


19 posted on 03/23/2012 3:59:01 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: WhoisAlanGreenspan?
It's back on the site at a different URL: http://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/headlines/20120323-jeb-bush-stand-your-ground-law-shouldnt-apply-in-trayvon-martin-case.ece
20 posted on 03/23/2012 4:00:48 PM PDT by BinaryBoy (Anyone But Romney)
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