Remember, it was Barry Soetoro aka Barack Hussein Obama, the bastard son of one Stanley Ann Dunham, that spoke to America saying that “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon.” As Americans, we would say, “If we had a race baiting president, he would look like Barack Obama.”
Now the Moonbat Messiah is tellingÂ Americans to submit to more gun control measures and more infringement of their ability to keep and bear the arms they need.Â Above all, Â he wants Americans to honor a Â dead thug by calling for more gun control.Â The world is a better place without Trayvon Martin. Knowing his history and what he was all about, we are better off. TrayvonÂ Martin should not be honored but remembered as a person whose life should be shunned, not honored.
AgeÂ correspondent Nick O’Malley uses the attempted judicial lynching of George Zimmerman to attack America’s gun laws – pandering toÂ TheÂ Age’s pet stereotype of gun-mad white Americans going nuts::Â
People appear to have forgotten that when race first became a factor in this case it was because for six weeks after the shooting Zimmerman was neither arrested nor charged.
In large partÂ this was due to Florida’s so-called Stand Your Ground law, introduced in 2005, which made shooting people dead on that state’s streets far more likely to be legal than it used to be.
As is so often the case Florida was an early adopter of a law being championed by conservative activists, and in this case drafted by the National Rifle Association. Stand Your Ground laws, known by critics as Shoot First laws, extend the so-called castle-doctrine from the home to the street, making it legal to use lethal force against someone in public if you “reasonably” believe yourself to be at significant risk.
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Gun culture runs deep in the US. A group of about twenty demonstrators raise their toy guns at a passing helicopter near the Lincoln Memorial as they march in a ‘Toy Gun March’ demonstration, organized by a Libertarian website to highlight Second Amendment gun right Photo: Reuters
In doing so they reverse the onus of proof. Where once someone who had killed a person had to prove they acted in self-defence, under Stand Your Ground the prosecution must prove that the accused did not feel that they were at risk.
Also the laws expressly remove the requirement that once existed in the use of self-defence that a person retreat if given the opportunity. That is, under Stand Your Ground, killing someone in a fight need not be the last option.
And given that the only witnesses to these incidents are often the accused and the person they have just killed, Stand Your Ground is proving quite a handy defence.
How utterly irrelevant to this case.
Florida’s stand your ground law played no part in the Zimmerman prosecution. Under traditional principles of self-defense, if you are threatened or assaulted somewhere other than in your home, you have to flee, if you can, rather than using deadly force in self-defense. That is the principle that is amended by stand your ground laws. Under such statutes, if you are attacked in a public place and you reasonably fear that you may be killed or incur great bodily injury, you don’t have to run away. You can stand your ground and fight back, including the use of deadly force.
This principle, obviously, comes into play only if you can run away. If you can’t retreat–if, like George Zimmerman, you are lying on your back with an adversary sitting on top of you and beating on you–you have always been entitled to use deadly force in self-defense, if you reasonably fear death or great bodily injury. Zimmerman’s lawyers did not invoke Florida’s stand your ground law. They did not rely on it; they did not argue it to the jury; they did not ask for a “stand your ground” pretrial hearing, which, in cases where the statute applies, can lead to dismissal of the charges against the defendant. There is no reason why anyone should ever mention Florida’s stand your ground law in connection with the Zimmerman case.
And a detail obscured by media organisations preferring to show pictures of the dead man when much younger and smaller:
Trayvon Martin was four inches taller than Zimmerman, and considered himself an expert fighter… I am pretty sure that the vast majority of people who were surprised by the verdict had no idea that Martin was sitting on top of Zimmerman, punching him in the face and banging his head into the pavement, moments before, in desperation, Zimmerman shot him.
The story that George Zimmerman told about his fight with Trayvon Martin … never had anything to do with the right to stand your ground when attacked in a public place. Knocked down and pinned to the ground by Martin, Zimmerman would not have had an opportunity to escape as Martin hit him and knocked his head against the concrete. The duty to retreat therefore was irrelevant. The initial decision not to arrest Zimmerman, former Sanford, Florida, Police Chief Bill Lee said last week (as paraphrased by CNN), “had nothing to do with Florida’s controversial ‘Stand Your Ground’ law” because “from an investigative standpoint, it was purely a matter of self-defense.”
Florida’s stand your ground law played no part in the Zimmerman prosecution.
Leftist hooligans, whipped up in part byÂ astonishingly irresponsibleÂ statements from their political leaders, have taken to the streets of New York to protest the affirmation of George Zimmerman’s right to defend his life from a hoodlum of privileged pigmentation. The driving forces behind this entire spectacle are reminiscent of Nazis in their exploitation of mob mentality, their thuggishness, their obsession with sacrificing disfavored races to a favored race, their contempt for due process, and sometimes even theirÂ militaristic uniforms.Â Speaking the TruthÂ finds a mirror image for a picture of a young community organizer egging on aÂ malevolent mobÂ on Times Square:
The commentary is apt:
All it takes is one emotional issue and constant coverage by left-wing biased media, and the rule of law is null and void. This must be stopped. If we want our country to survive and not descend into a pit of dictatorship where our every word is watched and punishment is swift, then we have to stop this stupidity right now.
Like all oligarchical collectivists, both Nazis and liberals rely heavily on intimidation to corral the weak and the witless into the mob. Patriots need to stand firm at all times.
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â€¢ Watch the chaos unfoldÂ LIVE in Los AngelesÂ ANDOakland
â€¢ Video: Protester in L.A.Â smashes windowÂ at Jack in the Box
â€¢ Photo: Protesters in OaklandÂ burn American flagand chant
â€¢ Possible robbery, rock throwingÂ caught on live feed
â€¢ “No justice, no peace,Â f**k the police“
â€¢Â Multiple arrrests reportedÂ in Oakland, L.A.
â€¢ Reports of “sporadic incidents of vandalismÂ and fighting”
â€¢ A lot ofÂ property damageÂ suspected
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