“You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.” – Former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel
This is another anti-self-defense politician using a tragic event to further his own longstanding agenda.
The castle doctrine makes it so that a law-abiding person is able to ‘stand your ground’ to defend yourself only if you have to have a real and justifiable fear that your life is in immediate danger.
This law ended the extremely dangerous requirement that you ‘turn your back on an attacker’ and try to run away. It did not create a 007 license to kill. You can’t attack someone without proper cause, or in a place where you shouldn’t legally be, and call it self-defense.
The best investigators from our state and national law enforcement agencies are working this case. It’s disgusting that some would try to politicize a young man’s death even before the facts are in. Let our law enforcement professionals do their jobs; and hold them accountable if they don’t.