Stand Your Ground

Jimmy Bilinovich

20 out of 50 states dont have laws that require you to flee before using force
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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
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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.
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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.
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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
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In states without stand-your-ground laws, white-on-black shootings are found justified just over 9 percent of the time.
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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.
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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.
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when the shooter was white and the victim black, 36 percent of the shootings were ruled justified
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