The Pros And Cons Of Stand Your Ground Law

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How would you feel if your family member got shot and killed innocently? Then the murder used the stand your ground law to prevent from getting felony? The Stand Your Ground gives a person that feels threaten to protect and defend their self. Therefore, the current Stand Your Ground is dangerous to African American lives because there are being innocently killed. This is necessary because, the stand your ground law is a threat to black youth because this law will only affect African Americans because the racial stereotypes. In addition, the law will be used to control society because whites will be using this law when their in the wrong and need to protect themselves. Furthermore, this is a disadvantage because this law will be like the literacy…show more content…
For instance, ¨NAACP-Trayvon 's Law-Bill Summary¨ NAACP National Association for the Advancement of Colored People states that ¨In light of the tragic death of Trayvon Martin and the overwhelming national awareness around numerous issues surrounding this case, the NAACP advocates for creating a set of laws called “Trayvon’s Law” which embodies legislative responses that will greatly reduce the likelihood of another tragedy like the Trayvon Martin incident. Trayvon’s Law is a set of bills that focus on ending racial profiling, repealing stand your ground type laws, creating law enforcement accountability through effective police oversight, improving…show more content…
The law has the most leading homicide with the the murder not in jail. In addition, ¨ A national debate and massive rallies contesting “stand your ground”laws followed the shooting of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman last year, and then increased again earlier this year with Zimmerman’s acquitted based on his argument that he shot the 17-year-old in self defense. Critics say such laws are enforced unevenly, and people of color, especially young African Americans, are hurt by these laws more than whites. ¨ ( National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, 2013 ). This connects to the topic because it supports that more cases of a homicide are increasing. Furthermore, “A civil rights group filed a federal lawsuit Friday aimed at getting Georgia’s “stand your ground law” thrown out, arguing the statute is arbitrary and hurts young black men more than anyone else.” ( Cook, 2013). This evidence supports that the same arbitrary that is causing youth death. These quotes connect because they support that the same chain of events repeat, with no
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