"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 neighborhood."Most of us think that citizen deserves every advantage to defend himself and his family.
In an attempt to make this country more like England, it isn't enough, apparently, to steal our health care and put us under the government's thumb, where incompetence is rewarded and people are left to die on gurneys in the hallway.
Now Eric Holder wants to strip citizens of "senselessly" expanding the "concept of self-defense."
Essentially what Holder is saying is that the fewer tools--legal and otherwise--victims have to defend themselves the fewer "conflicts" there will be in a neighborhood.
This is at the root of Holder's protestations concerning the "Stand Your Ground" or "Castle" laws in over 20 states in this country. SYG laws had nothing to do with the Zimmerman case, but Holder is making use of a crisis to get what Leftists want: gun control.
In England, guns are strictly controlled and police generally do not carry them, yet gun crime is up by 89% in the last decade in England.
Somehow criminals still manage to get them. Imagine that.
So it's really specious when Holder suggests victims need to retreat from suspicious teenagers rather than defend themselves.
Yet it's consistent with the Obama administration's contention that black people are picked on more than other races, and in keeping with his executive order that all school discipline be race based rather than behavior based.
The DOJ reports that the homicide rate in the black community is nine times greater than in the white community. Between 1976 and 2005, the DOJ reported that blacks averaged 13 percent of the population, but accounted for 59 percent of felony homicide charges and 53 percent of non-felony manslaughter charges. It also might come as no surprise that 93-95 percent of black homicides victims are killed by a black perpetrator. Most of the rest are killed by a Latino perpetrator.How would repealing the Stand Your Ground law benefit Black people if they are not aggressors? Why does the Obama administration always assume the worst of African Americans?
Now we know that black people have benefited most--disproportionately--from Florida's SYG law.
In Michigan, the Castle Law dates back to 1925 when Clarence Darrow defended a black minister who killed a KKK member who had assaulted the minister in his home.
This attitude that black people do not have the same opportunities and excellent teachers as other races was evidenced in Obama's African American Education Initiative executive order. Chicago's teachers are some of the highest paid in the nation, yet the dropout rate for Chicago students is 40%. In fact, CPS are bragging that their graduation rate is up to 60%.
Thus Obama's bill regulates disciplinary measures for students: all races must be punished at exactly the same rate, regardless their behavior.
This idea was put into effect for Trayvon Martin's school, where administrators ignored his illegal activity and simply suspended him for a minor infraction, thus suspending him for 10 days rather than getting him the legal and psychological discipline he needed.
From Atlas Shrugs:
School Superintendent Alberto Carvalho gave his hire, Police Chief Hurley, instructions to reduce the criminal behavior of young black males. The chosen strategy between them, to insure optical success, was to stop using the Criminal Justice System to punish black student behavior. Instead they instructed the School Resource Officers to use school discipline in place of criminal justice.
Another approach was the use of The Baker Act, to quantify behaviors under health HIPPA law secrecy by assigning the students with psychological problems. This allowed them to again use school discipline and work around criminal reports.It becomes apparent that the Leftists in this country simply do not care about increasing jobs through the manufacturing base; they do not care about the health and welfare of black people; they do not care about the educational mess many children are in; and they do not care about the civil rights of any citizen in the United States.
In fact, Leftist goals are to increase dependence on the state, favor certain target groups while penalizing other targeted groups through excessive taxation, regulation and behavior modification.
So it makes perfect sense, I guess that there's no reason people should be able to defend themselves, even though murder rates are down across the country.
Highly paid, pampered and protected elites continue their war on the American citizen.