Skip to comments.Activists protest group that promoted 'stand your ground' laws to states - Trayvon Martin
Posted on 03/29/2012 8:09:17 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
WASHINGTON A conservative think tank became the latest target of outrage resulting from Trayvon Martin's shooting, as a few dozen protesters rallied Thursday outside the headquarters of the American Legislative Exchange Council to oppose its role in promoting "stand your ground" laws.
The rally, a few blocks from the White House, looked to highlight efforts by ALEC to spread the law which allows armed citizens to shoot when threatened to statehouses nationwide after the Florida Legislature passed "stand your ground" legislation in 2005.
ALEC, a business-funded conservative group that helps develop bills for state lawmakers, adopted the Florida measure as "model legislation" and helped pass it in more than 20 states. Critics blame it for contributing to the death of Trayvon at the hands of Neighborhood Watch volunteer George Zimmerman.
Others at the rally represented labor unions, the NAACP and various progressive groups. U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown, D-Jacksonville, was scheduled to attend, but an aide said she was detained by congressional votes and meetings.
"Over there is where ALEC cooks up its poisonous legislation and spreads it around the nation. It's time for it to end," said Marc Morial, president and CEO of the National Urban League. "ALEC, we want you to join us. We want you to repudiate these laws."
In a statement prior to the protest, ALEC criticized activists for politicizing the issue and questioned whether stand your ground laws would apply to the Trayvon case, in which Zimmerman followed Trayvon after being told by a 911 dispatcher there was no need to do so. ....
Protesters said their intent was to repeal "stand your ground" measures, which they dubbed "shoot first" or "kill at will" laws. One woman carried a sign that read "Don't shoot me, I'm a mother and grandmother."
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GETCHER RACE BAIT WHILE IT’S FRESH!!
Did he make an announcement over a bullhorn perhaps? Maybe he wrote him a note.
A note for the future ~ if you're giving up the chase tell your quarry about it!
Nobody taking Trayvon’s side seems to see the irony in complaining about “stand your ground” laws huh?
How about Zimmerman beginning to leave. And that would have been that except Martin jumped him.
So what are the the statistics since the law was passed, and how do they compare to states like Illinois, the home of Father Hoodie?
(2) How does Trayvon know Zimmerman is "leaving'? From his perspective maybe the guy simply changed course and is continuing the search?
You and I can speculate that Zimmerman is telling the 911 dispatcher the truth about his intentions ~ but that's only because we have access to the recording.
Maybe Zimmerman should have shouted to his quarry that he was leaving now, or maybe he could have taken the opportunity to announce that this was private property, it was posted, he was Neighborhood Watch, and unless you had a legal reason to be there, to leave the premises.
Something like that.
We identify our Neighborhood Watch folks. Apparently that development didn't.
But that's all speculation. You had a young man trying to get "home' in the development on a "Dark and stormy night......" He had a fellow in an SUV following him.
This was probably not the time to start a manhunt
Maybe they were progress many decades ago, but nothing is more progressive than individual freedom and allowing ordinary citizens to keep and bear arms.
Normally leaving is not a matter of quibbles — and neither is approaching. I clearly see you are entering into quibble mode.
I recommend you ignore the troll. He’s been willfully obtuse on this thing for days now. His narrative is as full of lying by omission as the mainstream media.
You're one of the guys who addresses the slightest disagreement on the basis that it must be a lie. Then you run to the Administrator to ask that your opponent be suspended.
Have you ever heard of courtesy?
Here in action in all it's glory.
“We want you to repudiate these laws.”
Not likely to happen, you opportunistic thug advocate.
Trayvon seems to have been a thuggish criminal wanna-be who tried the Knock Down King routine and paid the appropriate price.
“Also, if anyone is at all interested “It was a dark and stormy night..................”
The weather was nothing compared to the howling blizzard of a sh*t storm stirred up by the enemedia and the race pimps.
Just my personal opinion, but “muawiyah” is really not a troll.
I never asked that anyone be suspended here over this. Someone else may have, but it sure wasn’t me.
I did ask that pics of the wrong TM be deleted.
And her session at Sylvan Learning Center.
As long as Sheila Jackson Lee remains, and Cynthia McKinney doesn't return, Corrine has little chance of regaining her title of "Certifiably Most Stupid Member of Congress."
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