Minority right to self-defense

July 29, 2013 

When U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder recently told an NAACP meeting of his desire to hobble the American citizens' Constitutional right to self defence he neglected to mention that 30 percent of defendants in Florida using the Stand Your Ground defense are black and half of those cases resulted in an acquittal.

Does Holder really propose to deny minorities the right to defend themselves?

Mark Godwin

Lebanon

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