United States Attorney General Eric Holder, today, in a speech at the NAACP annual convention, essentially blamed “Stand Your Ground” laws for the death of Trayvon Martin and essentially suggested that we evaluate and remove those laws from the books.
This comes a day after Holder called the shooting of Martin unnecessary and tragic and vowed to continue to investigate George Zimmerman for civil rights violations.
According to Fox News,
“Separate and apart from the case that has drawn the nation’s attention, it’s time to question laws that senselessly expand the concept of self-defense and sow dangerous conflict in our neighborhoods,” Holder said.
But Holder suggested the laws encourage confrontation, saying there “has always been” a legal defense for using deadly force when retreat is not an option.
“But we must examine laws that take this further by eliminating the common sense and age-old requirement that…
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