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Holder Blasts “Stand Your Ground” Laws as “Needless Self-Defense”

Posted By Daniel Greenfield On July 17, 2013 @ 10:12 am In The Point | 22 Comments

I imagine it’s more needless to Holder whose home is protected by armed security than it is to some guy whose neighborhood has been repeatedly targeted by criminals.

Holder’s NAACP speech is mostly more of the same. Unfair racial profiling by police. Gun control. Despite promising an investigation, he again appears to characterize Zimmerman’s actions as being based on prejudice. That’s not an investigation, that’s an accusation.

It’s time to strengthen our collective resolve to combat gun violence, but also time to combat violence involving or directed toward our children, so we can prevent future tragedies. (Applause.) And we must confront the underlying attitudes, the mistaken beliefs and the unfortunate stereotypes that serve too often as the basis for police action and private judgments.

Separate and apart from the case that has drawn the nation’s attention, it’s time to question laws that senselessly expand the concept of self-defense and sow dangerous conflict in our neighborhoods. (Cheers, applause.)

Holder is more of a Fast and Furious guy than a Stand Your Ground guy.

The list of resulting tragedies is long and, unfortunately, has victimized too many who are innocent. It is our collective obligation; we must stand OUR ground to ensure — (cheers, applause, music) — we must stand our ground to ensure that our laws reduce violence, and take a hard look at laws that contribute to more violence than they prevent.

Self-defense, no. Gun ownership, also no. Holder speeches, yes.

We must also seek a dialogue on attitudes about violence and disparities that are too commonly swept under the rug

Who sweeps them anywhere? Holder talks about them non-stop.

As we move forward together, I want to assure you that the Department of Justice will continue to act in a manner that is consistent with the facts and the law. We will not be afraid. We are committed — (applause) — we are committed to doing everything possible to ensure that in every case, in every circumstance and in every community, justice must be done. (Applause.)

That’s not actually the law. Federal law enforcement was never meant to intervene in every single local criminal case. That’s another word for tyranny.


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