So here’s what I’m getting from the Zimmerman Trial. Under normal circumstances, killing someone in self defense is a manslaughter charge, but in the state of Florida, there is the “Stand Your Ground” law that basically overturns that. However, that SYG law seems to be applied at the justice systems convenience. Considering that a black woman, in the same state, killed a white man who broke into her home, and attacked her, got hit with a manslaughter charge and a pretty heavy sentence. As it turns out, stand your ground only implies if the “your” in the situation is white enough, and who its being stood against isn’t white enough.
Statistically, 79 percent of cases where the stand your ground law was invoked and the victim was black, lead to no charges. However, 59 percent of cases where the victim was white lead to no charges. The rates get even lower when the shooter is black.
According to the Tampa Bay times, a third of the cases of Stand your ground involve the shooter initiating the incident, shot an unarmed victim or perused them, and walked free.
So, if your white and shoot a black man in Florida, as long as he looks suspicious or yells at you, you probably get to walk. Some serious racist shit.
U.S. Senator Delivers Immigration Speech in Spanish, Is Labeled a Traitor to America
What happens when Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia makes a 13 minute speech in Spanish on the Senate floor in support of immigration reform? Why, he makes history as the first Senator in history to delivery an entire speech on the floor of the Senate in a language other than English! History! Historia! Tremendous! Tremendo!
Also, as you might have guessed if you read the last post on here, this happens:
“Ur a disgusting fck” says this angry guy and a slew of other super-duper patriotic totally-not-bigots-we-swear American heroes who (barely) speak English!
“Unbelievable!” says Conservative actor / Breitbart blogger Adam S. Baldwin! You may know Mr. Baldwin from his role as Major Mitchell in Independence Day or as Jane from the show Firefly or as a great big douchebag on Twitter.
haha. “Speaking Spanish is offensive because people who speak Spanish tend to vote for the party I do not like.” I honestly don’t understand why Spanish speaking people won’t vote for your party, Jacque…
lmao. Oh, the things said in these tweets must be why they won’t vote for you party. “Have we sold our souls to illegal Mexicans?” asks poor Bob. YES. BOB. AND THEY PAID IN PESOS TOO. And Capslock Vicky over here thinks the answer to her party losing the Latino vote isn’t to support policies that the Hispanics support…it’s to just keep ‘em all out and keep running business as usual!
lmao. Look at all those Twitter avatar flags.
#Nice #use #of #hashtags. #Very #relevant.
“Yeah. if *u* *cant* speak English, get out *AZZ* HOLE.”
“TIM KAINE is the BIGOT for SPEAKING SPANISH.” What.
And, also, by the way, just a little note, to all these fine scholars. English is not “our language.” There is no official language in the United States of America.
With all that said, Tim Kaine explained that he felt it was important to explain the bill in Spanish because 40 MILLION people in the U.S. speak the language…
…and with that they call him a TRAITOR!
*insert midi version of the national anthem & GIF of American flag blowing in the wind*
I feel it necessary to point out that at the federal level (and senate is federal), there is no official language. English not the official language. He could have delivered the speech in Sanskrit and it shouldn’t matter.