In a report to the Legislature, the group offered up only minor tweaks to the Stand Your Ground law — including changes that could actually make it easier to claim self-defense after killing someone.
Boy are they pissed! But it had to be this way. I am still amazed at the loads of raving crap spewed by the Antis on this matter, specially the sad use of the Race Card. When you say stuff like “Reports have also shown that the law has had disparate impacts on racial minorities.” in a State heavy with minorities, you better have a way to prove that the law says it has to be applied differently to one group and not another but we know SYG does not say anything like it and if it was misapplied, the fault lies with those who have been complaining the most: Prosecutors & judges.
Here is a silly comparison: Let’s say that a drug company comes out with a new super antibotic called Sygaminicin. This antibiotic is then distributed to doctors & nurses alongside the instructions on how to use it. But some of these doctors and nurse do not like or not care much about Sygaminicin and screw up the dosage, apply it the wrong way, apply it only to those people they like or don’t to people they don’t. It does not take a genius to figure out that the antibiotic is not the one to blame but the morons who refused to follow protocol, did not know the protocol or have it against the medication so they applied it the wrong way on purpose. And to boot these Walking Malpractices go on the offensive and try to blame the medication to cover for their own bias or stupidity.
Stand Your Ground is a protection against prosecutorial misconduct. The problem is that prosecutors think they are not capable of misconduct at all and hate anybody who says otherwise. The claim that criminals are now the ones getting an advantage because they can claim self-defense is idiotic because criminals had always claimed self-defense when they are caught in a deadly force case and they end up going to prison if the prosecutor know what he or she is doing. If they are less than efficient, the fault lies with them and not with the law-abiding citizens that do not need to be treated like John Wayne Gacy as default position because he was forced to use deadly force to defend life.