Democratic Lawmaker Says ‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws Benefit Black Defendants

Democratic Lawmaker Says ‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws Benefit Black Defendants – http://huff.to/1rJcOVt

He’s right, but apart from that the stand your ground laws fix an egregious and unprincipled error in the common law.

Keep the gun issue separate, because it is separate.

If somebody attacks you, and you do what you have to do to survive, why should you have to prove a negative?  Among other things, an onus to prove that you couldn’t get away violates the presumption of innocence, it should never have been part of the law.

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