The rally begins at 4 pm.
Fort was quoted on All News 106.7 Monday morning as saying the law encourages a “shoot first” mentality. He says the law permits the use of deadly force when there is only a perception of danger, not real danger. He also says blacks are more likely to be injured or killed under Stand Your Ground.
President Obama has also called for a review of Stand Your Ground laws across the nation.
Just My Opinion …
Terroristic threats are a crime. I know from experience during a tour of duty in a metro Atlanta 911 center that police can arrest individuals for threatening another person. Even a finger jabbed, in anger, into another person’s shoulder or chest can constitute assault.
I also know that retreat is always … always … always the best option in these instances.
But what’s being overlooked in this debate is that, the person who institutes the threat is committing a crime. Threats are a crime. So what happens to that perpetrator? What consequences does that person face from threatening an innocent person?
Doesn’t a repeal of Stand Your Ground criminalize self defense?