A Modest Suggestion

States with Stand-Your-Ground laws from the Christian Science Monitor

I didn’t realize that WA had one of these bad-idea laws, which seem to lead directly to vigilantism where the victim is primarily black, and the perpetrator white. Perhaps the way to point out how destructive the laws are is to encourage arming the victims, who surely by now have a reasonable expectation that simply retreating will not prevent death or harm. If I were a young black man and a crazy white man started yelling at me, I’d feel more threatened than if it were the other way around, given the history.

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