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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 104

Funny ‘Stand Your Ground’ law!

By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh

We remember what US president, Obama said on hearing the tragic death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin.
He said then that if he had a son he would look like Trayvon Martin.

This showed how the president of America and most of its people felt about the killing of the ‘mistaken’ black teenager.

However, the NRA’s vigorously campaigned and enacted new law ‘Stand Your Ground’ helped the killer Martin’s killer to go free. Since this law has been introduced in Florida in 2005, it has spread to 24 more US states.

The original ‘Stand Your Ground’ legislation was crafted by state law makers who stuck closely to guidelines set by Marion Hammer, a Florida based former president of the NRA.

‘Stand Your Ground’ offers immunity not only to homeowners, but to people who open fire in public places, and those pleading self-defense need not retreat from anyone they perceive as a threat before shooting. The only supposed threat Martin carried were his color and the hooded sweatshirt!

The mockery, we note, now is that the freed killer, Zimmerman is claiming his murder weapon, showing the courts that there will be more danger to his life from the protestors of the ‘not guilty’ verdict!

- Asian Tribune –

"Zimmerman, an adult, had a gun. Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old, had Skittles. No way you can say self-defense," said the family's attorney, Benjamin Crump.
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