Governor Scott refuses to revisit "stand your ground" law
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    Governor Scott refuses to revisit "stand your ground" law

    Sixteen months ago, supporters of Trayvon Martin asked for "just an arrest". Well, they got that and more. A seated and ready Grand Jury was sidestepped and they got a trial. So now, after that arrest, a trial and a Jury’s decision, it’s all not enough. For most, this was never about Martin. For them, Martin was - and continues to be - only a tool for a political agenda.

    The event was a tragedy - a loss of life always is. Now people are turning it into a travesty for their own person political gain.

    After George Zimmerman was acquitted of all charges and found innocent, State Attorney Angela Corey called him a "murderer". Beyond the rabble-rousing nature of that statement which incites hate crimes, it shows a complete disrespect for the laws of this Country, the State of Florida, the Court and all the Jurors - from an individual charged with the responsibility of enforcing these laws. It is enough to have her removed from position and disbarred.

    This is the same individual who, like all other State prosecutors, should represent the State dispassionately, but instead, she attended a candlelight vigil prior to the Zimmerman trial and prayed with Mr. Martin's family. It is as unconscionable as the arrest affidavit of Zimmerman that countless preeminent attorneys, including Alan Dershowitz, described from a falsification to an abomination. Mr. Dershowitz went so far as calling it "perjurious" and recommended Corey be disbarred.

    Putting aside the talking heads that will say anything to get themselves on mainstream media or further their career, preeminent attorneys have said all along that Zimmerman never should have been charged. In fact, a Grand Jury was sitting, paneled and ready to hear this case to determine if Zimmerman should be charged, but Corey bypassed that. Additionally, the prosecution illegally withheld evidence from the defense.

    The tax payers of Florida had to foot this bill. Additionally, Zimmerman's attorney, Mark O'Mara has filed for sanctions and to recover the defense's legal costs. And he will get it. So the tax payers in Florida will be footing the defense's bill as well and more. In over thirty years of practice as a criminal defense attorney, O'Mara said he has never seen anything like this.

    This whole case stunk... from the Department of Justice funding the Zimmerman protests, to our President stating, “If I had son he would look like Trayvon", to a perjurious arrest affidavit, to the sidestepping of a Grand Jury, to the prosecution withholding evidence, through Corey’s inflammatory remarks after the trial.

    Racial profiling is a real issue and I support that cause, but this wasn't that... not even close. Now there is talk about the Department of Justice filing a criminal civil rights charge. The DOJ investigated this for over a year and found no evidence whatsoever that racial bias was a motivating factor in the shooting.

    This is all about political posturing and leverage, using Martin as a pawn. Beyond its ignorance, it's disgraceful.

    Fla. governor refuses to revisit "stand your ground" law - CBS News
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    Good. He understands the racist lemmings are following the orders of their leader, in calling for the repeal of a SELF DEFENSE law that actually is used by more blacks every year in FL than whites! This continued outcry about the GZ trial and verdict is nothing more than a bunch of pissed off, ignorant racist people looking for something else to b!tch about. If they actually took the time to understand all available evidence and FL law they'd see there was NO OTHER proper outcome.

    Sorry, I'm just tired of this media circus fueling a racist fire. We have FAR MORE IMPORTANT MATTERS TO ATTEND.
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    Good for him, a politician with guts and principles. That is now a rare thing.

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    Good. He understands the racist lemmings are following the orders of their leader, in calling for the repeal of a SELF DEFENSE law that actually is used by more blacks every year in FL than whites! This continued outcry about the GZ trial and verdict is nothing more than a bunch of pissed off, ignorant racist people looking for something else to b!tch about. If they actually took the time to understand all available evidence and FL law they'd see there was NO OTHER proper outcome.

    Sorry, I'm just tired of this media circus fueling a racist fire. We have FAR MORE IMPORTANT MATTERS TO ATTEND.


    I agree this would do more harm to the many, man this is silly, if he or they would spend more time policing there office admin this country would be a little better, just a little.

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    saw this today...MOVEON.ORG has started a petition aimed at ending the "stand your ground" law.....
    "In the wake of the George Zimmerman trial verdict, the past 10 days have been incredible—a true movement moment.
    "Our friends at Color of Change have started an effort to put an end to "Stand your Ground" laws in the 26 states that have them. Click here to sign: MoveOn Petitions - End "Stand Your Ground Laws"
    Last Tuesday, a youth-led activist group known as the Dream Defenders began a peaceful occupation of the Florida Capitol, what they called "Takeover Tuesday." They're still in the Capitol today, demanding that the governor call a special legislative session to pass "Trayvon's Law," which would address "stand your ground" vigilantism, racial profiling, and the school-to-prison pipeline. 28,000 MoveOn members have joined in calling for the law, and some have even joined the occupation.

    This was all happening on the ground in Florida, the birthplace of the deadly legislation known as "stand your ground"—or, more accurately, "shoot first." But on the Internet, a larger conversation was brewing about race in America, after a couple of friends started a blog called WeAreNotTrayvon that went viral. They provided a space for thousands of people to share their personal stories of race, privilege, and struggle. And when responses to the blog became so overwhelming that two people couldn't possibly keep up, a group of MoveOn volunteers helped keep the momentum growing."

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    Floridians are fortunate to have a governor that realizes the difference between moving forward and going backwards, which is what removing SYG laws would do to his state and every other state that has similar statutes.
    Good on him for taking a stand for citizens rights under the law.
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