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Old 06-12-2012, 04:23 PM
 
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Default The Stand Your Ground Law

Should the SYG law be repealed, it will give criminals the green light to attack citizens at will because the citizen can't do anything about it unless they are in their house or their vehicle or if they want to face criminal prosecution for protecting themselves against a criminal.

The average law abiding citizen does not stand a chance against the well armed, dangerous and intent on taking from you what they want, criminals.

Don't repeal the SYG law! Don't let the criminals always have the upper hand.
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Old 06-12-2012, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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**** no, SYG 4 ever.
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Old 06-12-2012, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Miami/ Washington DC
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I am for the law, but it has some flaws. It needs to be re-written with more detail. It's too broad.
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Old 06-12-2012, 07:17 PM
 
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That depends if the SYG law lets you profile and chase after someone minding their own business........
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Old 06-12-2012, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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That depends if the SYG law lets you profile and chase after someone minding their own business........
If the cops were able to profile, we would have a lot less crime
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Old 06-12-2012, 09:48 PM
 
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That depends if the SYG law lets you profile and chase after someone minding their own business........
Zimmermann is not going to get away with the SYG defense. I agree with FlyMIA in that it needs to be reformed.
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Old 06-12-2012, 09:51 PM
 
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If the cops were able to profile, we would have a lot less crime
Cops already do "profile" or were you unaware of that fact? A white guy in a BMW? No problem! A black or hispanic in a BMW? Roll the dice!
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Old 06-13-2012, 01:45 AM
 
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The average law abiding citizen does not stand a chance against the well armed, dangerous and intent on taking from you what they want, criminals.

Don't repeal the SYG law! Don't let the criminals always have the upper hand.
I'm all for defending ones self with deadly force if warranted but I would think a well armed, dangerous criminal intent on taking from you what they want would just shoot you and take what they want anyway long before you would think to use a SYG law.
Reading on some of the other SYG cases it seems to me many of these situations could have been resolved with a minor argument or scuffle or some one calling the police to sort it out rather than shooting some one dead.Personally i'd keep the law but re-word it to be more clear on when deadly force can be used as the term "threatened" can mean different things to different people.
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Old 06-13-2012, 05:47 AM
 
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Personally i'd keep the law but re-word it to be more clear on when deadly force can be used as the term "threatened" can mean different things to different people.
Exactly. "He looked at me funny" for instance shouldn't be an eligible excuse.
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Old 06-13-2012, 06:28 AM
 
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Exactly. "He looked at me funny" for instance shouldn't be an eligible excuse.
Florida seems to be full of wannabe cops.
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