‘Stand Your Ground’ law a disaster says former Miami top cop John Timoney
Warned in 2005 that Trayvon Martin type-killings would result after law passed
ByJAMES O’SHEA,IrishCentral.com Staff Writer
Published Saturday, March 24, 2012, 7:29 AM Updated Saturday, March 24, 2012, 7:29 AM
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“Police officers are trained to de-escalate highly charged encounters with aggressive people, using deadly force as a last resort. Citizens, on the other hand, may act from emotion and perceived threats. But “stand your ground” gives citizens the right to use force in public if they feel threatened. As the law emphatically states, a citizen has “no duty to retreat and has the right to stand his or her ground.”
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The is NOT imho a “stand your ground” case.
This fellow was told by the 911 operator to let the boy go.
He was following; how’s that “standing”?
We see police and prosecutorial abuse of legal gun owners often. This law is merely protecting the innocent.
This is the first such incident we’ve heard about since ’05. That’s 7 years! Not exactly the “blood in the streets” that the anti-gun folks always predict.
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