Chance of Repeal of Florida Stand Your Ground Law “Exceedingly Limited, Somewhere Between Zero and 1 Percent”

Posted by on Jul 18, 2013 at 7:48 am

Considering how blacks in Florida benefit from Stand Your Ground laws, wouldn’t it be racist to repeal them?

Florida Sen. David Simmons, R-Maitland, who helped draft the 2005 law — the nation’s first — said Holder hadn’t done enough research before calling to overturn “stand your ground.”

“The U.S. Supreme Court adopted ‘stand your ground’ 90 years ago [on federal lands] … I found it inappropriate for him to make inappropriate criticism of any law,” said Simmons, a lawyer of 36 years. “The attorney general is simply inaccurate. This is common-sense legislation that protects the innocent.”

Simmons said the possibility of the law being overturned in Florida was “exceedingly limited, somewhere between zero and 1 percent.”

Kareem K. Jordan, a professor of criminal justice at the University of Central Florida, also doubted the current makeup of Florida legislators would repeal the law.

“We have a state in terms of the Legislature and the governor who are fairly conservative,” Jordan said. “The only chance of repeal would be to elect brand-new people to office. But with the culture of this state, I highly doubt that will be the case.”

But that won’t stop the racial arsonists now, will it?

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2 Responses to “Chance of Repeal of Florida Stand Your Ground Law “Exceedingly Limited, Somewhere Between Zero and 1 Percent””

  1. Bob on 18/18/13 at 1:42 pm

    The only objection to the Florida SYG law by the family attorneys in this case is the clause which gives mandatory immunity to anyone who has to use self-defense. Because no probable cause existed to arrest Mr Zimmerman there was immunity from civil litigation. They had to find a way around it for civil suit. They did by politically forcing public officials (they had to fire a police chief) to come up with a fraudulent arrest of which they immediately took advantage by suing the homeowners association. Mr Zimmerman has not did not ask for immunity before the trial because of the obvious bias of the presiding judge nor after either. Any suit filed against him will be met with a request for immunity and granted by that civil court (as stipulated by Florida statute and if denied appealed) and his legal expenses, again by statute, will be paid by any plaintiff bringing suit against him. It was always about money.

  2. Vic Kelley on 19/19/13 at 10:09 am

    I appreciate FL state senator Mr. Simmons. I live in FL. We need people to speak up for us loudly in the face of the hoodrat US AG. As for calls to repeal it the biggest behind the scenes stuff is coming from trayvon’s mammy’s lawyer. He’s the one that stands behind her in most of the photos. He’s got that shaved head and a really uppity scowl. That POS has gone around the state to community centers and colored “churches” telling people to agitate for that law to be overturned.