Stand your ground conveniently forgotten
POSTED: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 5:11pm
UPDATED: Sunday, July 28, 2013 - 10:36am
Tyler, Texas (KETK) — So, the Trayvon Martin verdict did not go the way many wanted it to go.
Outraged, many are now wanting a Department of Justice inquery and on and on and on.
The President went on camera Friday afternoon and made comments once again about him knowing what Trayvon Martin went through when it came to race relations.
He then asked that "Stand Your Ground" laws be looked at again.
Well, Texas basically has that law.
It states if someone tried to kill you or take your property you can retaliate.
Boy, what a concept.
Well, the President doesn't like these laws.
Someone did some digging and found he had no problem with it until he had a political dog in the fight.
They found back in 2004 when Barack Obama was a state senator in Illinios, he co-sponsored a bill that strengthened his state's 1961 "Stand Your Ground" law, "by shielding the person who was attacked from being sued in civil court by perpetrators or their estates when a 'Stand Your Ground' defense is used in protecting his or her person, dwelling or other property."
S.B. 2386 passed the Illinois state senate by a 56-0 vote on March 25, 2004. It sailed through the state house with only two "nay" votes. Both chambers were controlled by Democrats.
But, that was then.
That's mt point of view, what's yours?
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