- President Obama
- United States of America
White people who kill black people in 'Stand Your Ground' states are 354% more likely to be cleared of murder.
Drawn from a study using FBI data on homicides between 2005 to 2009.
31 states across the U.S. have the 'Stand your Ground' law.
Florida where Zimmerman shot Trayvon Martin has the self-defence law.
White people who kill black people in 'Stand Your Ground' states are 354 per cent more likely to be found justified in their killing than a white person who kills another white person, according to research.
On Saturday George Zimmerman, 29, was acquitted of second-degree murder and manslaughter in the shooting death of 17-year old-Trayvon Benjamin Martin.
But he was not arrested for 44 days after the February 26, 2012, shooting as police in Sanford insisted that Florida's Stand Your Ground law on self-defence prohibited them from bringing charges - Florida gives people wide latitude to use deadly force if they fear death or bodily harm.
The result was drawn from a study using FBI data conducted by John Roman, a senior analyst at Urban Institute’s Justice Policy Center.
By Jill Reilly
PUBLISHED: 06:00 EST, 15 July 2013 | UPDATED: 14:39 EST, 15 July 2013
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We the people want to abolish the Stand Your Ground law in all the states that have enacted this law.
This law devalues a human life.
The Repeal the Stand Your Ground law petition to President Obama was written by Mary and is in the category Human Rights at GoPetition.