Stand Your Ground

Once again in the sunshine state of Florida, a black man has been shot to death by a white man who claims he shot the man because he feared for his life. This is the third incident using the white on black scenario. in 2012 Travon Martin a black teenager was shot and killed by George Zimmerman after confronting the teen for no apparent reason except for his skin color. Zimmerman was found not guilty because of this law. In 2012 another teen Jordan Davis was shot dead in his vehicle by Michael Dunn who complained that the music coming out of the SUV was too loud. There was a verbal altercation Dunn pulled out his 9mm pistol and fired 10 shots into the vehicle which was parked next to him. Dunn was found guilty of firing into an occupied vehicle and received a 60-year prison sentence.

Now we have the story out of Clearwater, Florida where a white man shot and killed a black man because he was shoved violently to the ground. The victim was trying to protect his girlfriend when he died in front of his kids. The shooter will not be prosecuted because of this law in Florida that lets people carry guns around anywhere they go. Florida has a concealed carry law on the books that certain people take advantage of. I remember the old “redneck” days when whites drove around in pick up trucks with a rifle hanging in the back window. This was to let blacks understand what their place was in Southern society. Shotguns have been replaced with legally concealed pistols. Nothing has changed except the way this enforcement is implemented by today’s standards. Some things in life never really change and we all suffer one way or the other. That, in my opinion, is we all collectively deserve.

About serius1058

I am a 64year old male. I live in California. I continute to blog as a way to give my opinion on things that I read about. I am a baby boomer and I feel that because of the life I have experienced, and the times we are living through the need to be examined with a critical eye. I feel this is my purpose in life. Live,learn, and comment. I will attempt to make this happen.
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