Verdict first, trial after.
It should apply to all Police Officers also, if it really is such a worthwhile law.
I suspect this is less about "problems" with the Louisiana statute and more about another black democrat working the anti-gun agenda. At this point, it's a PR move to gain support in the black community.
It’s kinda funny. SYG does not even apply in the Martin/Zimmerman case.
There is absolutely no problem with arresting or charging someone for homicide under the stand-your-ground law.
All the police need to arrest your is probable cause.
All the prosecutor needs is evidence.
Of course, the Left wants Zimmerman killed without either.
Creating legislation according to false media reports is not a good idea. This bill should fail - there hasn't even been a trial yet.
In Lousiana people need to be able to defend themselves. It's just too dangerous there, and self-defense is rooted in Louisiana history.
The people pushing laws like this are an active danger to our lives.
Probably more so than your average crazy running people down with his car.
These people out themselves as Socialists deliberately undermining our Country.
Surprise! Doin' what he can to keep the bruthas safe.
“We have to know that guns kill,” Rep. Terry Landry said. “We have to leave the policing to the authorities.”
...what other witty little Marxist talking points can you fascinate us with?
But if the suspect comes back... You have to take our beating law.
In this instance, what's overlooked is Zimmerman's job was neighborhood watch patrol and thus his job to follow and report suspicious characters in his neighborhood.
Therefor, the questions should be whether Zimmerman confronted Martin when there was no need to. Not whether he followed Martin, because we expect Zimmerman to keep himself present and visible. After all, following and showing presence and visibility is the chief tool of dissuasion for neighborhood watch patrols.
It would be interesting to know what type of Clothes Zimmerman was wearing. Was he dressed in dark concealing cloths or was he wearing some unofficial uniform and marking's identifying himself as Neighborhood watch?
Not according to the official police call.
Per the recording, "you shouldn't do that..... OK"
Zimmerman had ceased tracking/pursuit.
Skiddles ambushed George. Skiddels knocked George down, pinned him, and repeatedly smashed his skull against the sidewalk.
George defended his LIFE!
The police are welcome to continue policing, but they don't provide personal protection. That is left to the individual.
Besides, if I call police to save me from the burglar, they are likely to shoot my dog, trash my house, & arrest me for protesting after tasing me a few times.
Whites are now learning what blacks learned long ago: Calling police is the worse thing you can do. It only makes a bad situation worse.
Tell the law enforcement hucksters to take a hike. They haven't made the streets any safer, only meaner. Decent folks need the right to defend themselves w/o fear of arrest or financial ruin.
Prosecutors should have a tough time prosecuting(persecuting)an innocent man who used a firearm in defense of his life.
“State lawmakers say as it reads right now, prosecutors would have a tough time pressing charges against the shooter if the Trayvon Martin case happened in Louisiana.”
As they should, since the evidence indicates GZ did nothing wrong. Perhaps the idiots trying to pass laws now should wait until the actual facts of the case come out during trial. What a concept.
I’m sick to death of grandstanding politicians drafting legislation in a knee-jerk manner, trying to capitalize on tragedy for political gain. It doesn’t make for good laws, and it’s really unbecoming. I hope the good people of Louisiana throw this bum out next election, and that his legislation dies the quick death it deserves.