Sunday, March 25, 2012

To stand your ground, you have to, well, stand

From That Blog Is So Takei:
But let’s be clear about one thing: The “Stand Your Ground” law as applied here is a red herring. The police report itself notes that this was an “unlawful” killing, and that Zimmerman pursued Trayvon even though the police told him to stay away. He didn’t “stand his ground” against an attacker–he followed him, and then a confrontation ensued. That takes this violence outside of even that ill-conceived law. Indeed, ironically, if anyone had the right to “stand his ground” and shoot, it would have been Trayvon. But all this poor boy had was an iced tea and skittles.
Check out the whole entry. It's spot on.

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