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‘Stand-Your-Ground’ Not Going Anywhere

Despite outcry, laws remain popular in home states

July 22, 2013

MIAMI — Despite an outcry from civil rights groups, a call for close examination by President Barack Obama and even a 1960s-style sit-in at the Florida governor’s office, the jury’s verdict that......

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daWraith

Jul-23-13 1:24 PM

Dikweed the Zimmerman story has been ATTACKED by the liberal media. Attacked is not debunked.

FACT: George Zimmerman and another man rescued a family of 4 from an overturned SUV which subsequently caught on fire. The accident occurred with one MILE of the location where he was forced to shoot Trayvon Martin in self defense.

I got the FACTS, *******, all you got is your toothless Hillbilly MOUTH!

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oldmansvan

Jul-23-13 10:01 AM

Do Do, The Zimmerman rescue story has been debunked. More Zimmerman lies.

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sounder

Jul-23-13 12:45 AM

We'll let the morally righteous "Stand their Ground" in a culture and civilization which is provincial, inmoral and not of much value except for those who are so steeped into a very isolated world. Someone I know, who was in my city, brought here by her husband's job, across the country from Florida--she knows that "Stand Your Ground Law"--she was born in Martin's Ferry, she knows the Valley but has lived outside of the country for many years; professing daily for Jesus and God, blaming the bad times on the Devil--such a convenient mechanism for a society which can't bridge the gap between that which is merely bad and that which is simply racist and bigoted. What would "Jesus" do...probably not spend the night within driving distance of Wheeling, perhaps not even on that piece of Real Estate known as the United States.

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UNCOMMONSENSE

Jul-22-13 9:43 PM

Speaking as someone who HAS been in similar situations, you have milliseconds to make a life or death decision in a self defense situation

I do not have time to conduct an interview and I'm under no obligation to do so!!!

If you are breaking into my house, I don't care if it's for a glass of water, you are gonna die!!!

PERIOD!!!

And if I see ANYBODY who looks like they are being attacked and their life is in danger, I WILL without hessitation take aim and TERMINATE the attacker!!

No corrupt government will EVER tell me when or how I can defend myself or my family!!!

NEVER GONNA HAPPEN!!!

TAKE THAT TO THE BANK!!!

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UNCOMMONSENSE

Jul-22-13 9:20 PM

The stand your ground law wasn't even used in the Zimmerman case!!

This was a SELF DEFENSE case!!!

And EVERYBODY has the G O D given RIGHT to defend themselves with deadly force when they feel they may die or be seriously injured!!!

My rights come from G O D, not from government!!!!!

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TrollSlayer

Jul-22-13 7:33 PM

GETACLUE "I prefer to call the cops and let the professionals handle it as opposed to stalking someone walking lawfully in my neighborhood. BUT HEY I'M CRAZY LIKE THAT!"

Yeah, you're crazy alright.

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TrollSlayer

Jul-22-13 7:31 PM

GETACLUE, Sep-10-11, in Comments to NRI article “Battling Drug Abuse in W.Va” - “you should be shoot for being an UN-AMERICAN RIGHTS TRASHING TREASONIST!!! At the very least BEATEN about the HEAD AND FACE. I know just the guy to do it ...ME!!!”

So you appear to be sympathetic to both acts, Clueless. You think citizens should be shot for disagreeing with you, and you're willing to beat citizens about the head and face, too. Are you more like Martin or Zimmerman? Or like both?

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Thebudman

Jul-22-13 7:20 PM

@Getaclue. If you're the neighborhood watch captain in your community and you notice a stranger walking slowly in a driving rain carrying a bag, which may contain burglary tools, what would you do?

That's right, you already said it, "You would call the cops". You would do exactly what GZ did!

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Thebudman

Jul-22-13 7:06 PM

George, being the Good Samaritan that he is, had a fire extinglisher.

He took a chance getting out of his vehicle, seeing that he has a target on his back and a very recognizable face.

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CherokeeProud

Jul-22-13 6:21 PM

@Getaclueless. You prefer to call the police, but you would rather stand there and take a chance of being killed till the police arrive. Just shows what a total moron you are. If your wife and children was there and could also be killed, would you still wait for the police? I wouldn't call the police till after "Boom Boom" the bad guy is dead, because if he is uninvited into my home he deserves whatever he gets. You need to quit sashaying down the street holding hands with Obozo, Biden, Pelosi, Reid, Holder,Sharpton, and Jackson Maybe you don't care about living or you don't care about your families well being. I take pride in myself and I will protect my life and my families and friends if be needed

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sounder

Jul-22-13 5:56 PM

That these conservative states, so many of them of the "God Fearing" nature find that they need a statute on the books which is "Stand your Ground" might be proof that while their God might be feared, their Christianity, of which they profess, is very thin on the skin.

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daWraith

Jul-22-13 3:11 PM

I'm sure if Trayvon were still alive, he could loot the victims and run away.

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daWraith

Jul-22-13 3:10 PM

Zero to HERO AGAIN!

"George Zimmerman, who has been in hiding since he was acquitted of murder in the death of Trayvon Martin, emerged to help rescue a family who was trapped in an overturned vehicle, police said today.

Zimmerman was one of two men who came to the aid of a family of four -- two parents and two children -- trapped inside a blue Ford Explorer SUV that had rolled over after traveling off the highway in Sanford, Fla. at approximately 5:45 p.m. Thursday, the Seminole County Sheriff's Office said in a statement.

The crash occurred at the intersection of I-4 and route Route 46, police said. The crash site is less than a mile from where Zimmerman shot Martin.

By the time police arrived, two people - including Zimmerman - had already helped the family get out of the overturned car, the sheriff's office said. No one was reported to be injured.

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dyingov

Jul-22-13 1:45 PM

getaclue, What does illegal walking look like?

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richardwhee

Jul-22-13 1:36 PM

If states let this law stand, it's an excuse for the feds to cut state funds, as they did with seat belts & others.

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richardwhee

Jul-22-13 1:32 PM

White- kill a white-Bad, but ok. Black kill a white- Bad- maybe one paragraph in news. Black kills a black- just a statistic- white kills a black- excuse to riot & loot. You & I have seen this many times.

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promo61

Jul-22-13 11:55 AM

Can anyone doubt the resources and commitment of the Obama administration? Have you noticed that every time an event that contradicts his tenets happens, there is an immediate and extended protest too organized to be grass roots? Every politician does what it takes and says what they need to say in order to get elected, but rarely do they use their power in such a detrimental way once they are in power. All these actions serve to do is weaken this nation.

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daWraith

Jul-22-13 11:41 AM

I mean with OUT a gun you be dead.

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daWraith

Jul-22-13 11:40 AM

Clueass, in Detroit, second highest violent crime city in the USA, the average response time for 9-11 call is 1 to 2 HOURS!

You be a dead MF with a gun before the cops git to U, boi!

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daWraith

Jul-22-13 11:37 AM

WVcoughy, here's Trayvon's story.

"I be walking in hood comin' back from da 7-11 with my stolen loot in my hand and HIGH as a MF kite on POT when I's sees dis Cracka M_F seemin' like he be STALKIN' me.

So's I turned around approached the sutpid MF and said "WTF CrackA u be followin me, I kick yo ASS, boi!"

"And he said "FU N***gga it is a free country, whats youz doin' in the hood"?

I said "FU white POS" and starting beating on his white ass when SHEET! Da MF done pulls a gun and shoot me in da gut!!

I be dead now, just like daWraith!

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GETACLUE

Jul-22-13 10:52 AM

I prefer to call the cops and let the professionals handle it as opposed to stalking someone walking lawfully in my neighborhood. BUT HEY I'M CRAZY LIKE THAT!

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Thebudman

Jul-22-13 9:59 AM

George wasn't "standing his ground" he was fighting for his life!

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dolphin3111

Jul-22-13 9:30 AM

Stand your ground -- No person should be forced to retreat from a location or situation where he legally has a right to be.... period.

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Wvcoffee

Jul-22-13 9:18 AM

Acquitted by a jury does not prove you are innocent. I would love to hear Trayvon's side I've the story but he was murdered.

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TrollSlayer

Jul-22-13 9:13 AM

It's becoming clear that when Zimmerman saw that stranger prowling in his neighborhood he should have run for the hills. If we would all simply run when we sense something is wrong the horrific level of violence in America would drop to zero.

Me? I'm putting in escape doors in every room of my house, so when that home invader bursts in I won't put a running-man-shaped hole in my rear wall.

New American motto: "Who needs a gun when you can run?"

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