Stand Your Ground
20 out of 50 states dont have laws that require you to flee before using force
by researchers at Texas A&M University, the rates of murder and non-negligent manslaughter increased by 8 percent in states with Stand Your Ground laws
In non-Stand Your Ground states, whites are 250 percent more likely to be found justified in killing a black person than a white person who kills another white person; in Stand Your Ground states, that number jumps to 354 percent.
Childress, Sarah. "FRONTLINE." PBS. PBS, 31 July 2012. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.
justifiable homicides rose by 8 percent in stand-your-ground states, amounting to some 600 additional killings.
In states with stand-your-ground laws, the shooting of a black person by a white person is found justifiable 17 percent of the time, while the shooting of a white person by a black person is deemed justifiable just over 1 percent
In states without stand-your-ground laws, white-on-black shootings are found justified just over 9 percent of the time.
Jonsson, Patrik. "Racial Bias and 'stand Your Ground' Laws: What the Data Show." The Christian Science Monitor. The Christian Science Monitor, 06 Aug. 2013. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.
When both individuals are strangers, white-on-black gun death cases are found justifiable almost 40 percent of the time, more than any other kind of homicide.
Nearly 60 percent of those making Stand Your Ground claims when a person was killed had been arrested at least once before; a third of those had been accused of violent crimes in the past; over a third had illegally carried guns in the past or had threatened others with them.
when the shooter was white and the victim black, 36 percent of the shootings were ruled justified