How bizarre . Some DUers really think that because more white people vs. black are killed for stand your ground reasons that politicians will change the law. Evidently they think that SYG is all about oppressing blacks and since it doesn't do that, and in fact being used against more white people that they'll change the law.jade3000 (120 posts)
I wonder if this will change the minds of any politicians. These laws are truly scary, and this is just one more way of looking at it.
"Whites Not Safer Under Stand Your Ground, Deader"
The myth that Stand Your Ground laws permit innocent people to gun down marauding black thugs has been powerfully debunked. By and large, it’s not black people who are dying because of Stand Your Ground law. It’s white people.
Two Georgia State University researchers found that in the states that have adopted Stand Your Ground laws, the law has increased the homicide rate of whites, especially white men. According to their statistically significant estimates, “between 4.4 and 7.4 additional white males are killed each month as a result of these laws. And there is no evidence to suggest that these laws increase the homicide of blacks.”Hoyt (7,407 posts)
1. Maybe politicians will pay more attention to it now (sad, that so much in politics is based
upon race). The dang politicians should have paid more attention long before this study was released.