#Human Rights
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

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2363939/White-people-kill-black-people-Stand-Your-Ground-states-354-likely-cleared-murder-Fresh-questions-self-defence-law-wake-Zimmerman-verdict.html#ixzz2aTuIlf00

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.

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