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Sheila Jackson-Lee Pushes Bill To Punish “Stand Your Ground” States, Reward “Duty To Retreat” States
Gateway Pundit ^ | July 25, 2013 | Mara Zebest

Posted on 07/25/2013 3:03:15 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-olt) filing a bill to legislate mandatory cowardness by cutting federal funding to any state supporting a “Stand Your Ground” law and to increase or maintain funding to states that implement a “runaway and show weakness” law—or as Sheila Jackson Lee calls it—”Duty to Retreat” law.

(VIDEO-AT-LINK)

Lee also wants to regulate any individuals who dare to take on the individual responsibility of participating in a neighborhood watch program. Guess the Black Panthers would become the guards in Sheila Jackson Lee’s vision of America.

Here’s an inconvenient truth for Liberals like Sheila Jackson Lee—blacks benefit the most (more than whites at a disproportionate rate) from the “Stand Your Ground” laws.

The Hill reports the following:

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) said Wednesday that she would soon introduce legislation that would cut federal funding to any state that doesn’t require neighborhood watch programs to register with police.

Jackson Lee said her Justice Exists for All Act is a response to the trial of George Zimmerman, who was found not guilty of murder and manslaughter charges after shooting 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman was the neighborhood watch coordinator in the Florida neighborhood where the shooting took place.

“We will … decrease the incidence of gun violence resulting from vigilantes by reducing by 20 percent the funds that would otherwise be allocated … to any state that does not require local neighborhood watch programs to be registered with a local [law] enforcement agency,” Jackson Lee said on the House floor.

She said her bill would also use the threat of less federal money to entice states to change their “stand your ground” laws. Jackson Lee said her bill would only allow states to avoid a cut if their laws are amended to include a “duty to retreat.”

“For states that do not require a duty to retreat, we will question their federal funding and assess their Justice Department funding and reduce it by 20 percent,” she said. She was not specific about what the change might mean for state laws.

Florida has a “stand your ground” law, which allows people to use deadly force against others when they think their lives are in danger in certain cases.

In his trial, Zimmerman did not rely on Florida’s “stand your ground” law, and instead used a traditional self-defense argument. Leaning on “stand your ground” could have allowed the court to decide early on in the case that Zimmerman’s actions were protected, which would have ended the prosecution’s option of pursuing criminal or civil charges.

Jackson Lee said her bill would also require the U.S. attorney general to study state-level “stand your ground” laws.

“Let’s speak to the pain of the American people,” she said. “Let’s look at ways of fixing the law.”


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: alinskytactics; banglist; blackcrime; blacks; congress; corruption; democrats; dutytoretreat; guncontrol; guns; sheilajacksonlee; standyourground; syg; trayvon; waronliberty; wewillnotcomply; youwillnotdisarmus; zimmerman
How can someone who probably has a lower IQ than Rachel Jeantel be a member of congress?
1 posted on 07/25/2013 3:03:15 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Good idea. Punish all 30+ states with SYG laws. LOL


2 posted on 07/25/2013 3:04:20 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Gee I wonder if SJL has seen the vid of a black woman, probably in her own district kill a man who was trying to assault her
Thank God for SYG


3 posted on 07/25/2013 3:04:42 PM PDT by RWGinger
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She’s the missing link: ape/hominoid/Congress critter


4 posted on 07/25/2013 3:06:01 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Remember Cynthia McKinney? She was replaced by Hank Johnson, the guy who feared Guam might capsize.

Then there is Sen. Patrica Bin Murray. Pretty tough competition out there for "dumbest member of congress."

I think Sheila Jackson-Lee actually believes that America should be made safer for thugs.

5 posted on 07/25/2013 3:07:17 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

SJL is the result of Gerrymandering of districts. Political affirmative action.


6 posted on 07/25/2013 3:07:32 PM PDT by Old Yeller (Goodbye America. Glad the majority of my years were spent during the good days.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
will Revrant Omama support DUTY TO RETREAT??




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7 posted on 07/25/2013 3:09:33 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Macabre Crumpet of Caucasian Ethnicity)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is there a “Recall Sheila Jackson Lee” campaign I can contribute to? Or is she from a district of like minded morons?


8 posted on 07/25/2013 3:10:08 PM PDT by Ben Mugged (The number one enemy of liberalism is reality.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
What a wonderful way to overturn the will of millions of voters and the laws of the states in which they live: use federal government financial coercion and blackmail!

This initiative and SJL are disgusting in the extreme!

You leftist Democrats that voted for this schyster should be more than ashamed to show your faces in public!

HF

9 posted on 07/25/2013 3:10:15 PM PDT by holden (Alter or abolish it yet?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-olt)

Dolt, LOL

Democrat Of Liberal Textards


10 posted on 07/25/2013 3:10:47 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Says a lot about her voter base, doesn’t it.


11 posted on 07/25/2013 3:11:40 PM PDT by jazusamo ("I am so old that I can remember when most of the people promoting race hate were white." T. Sowell)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

12 posted on 07/25/2013 3:14:07 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Look at her district in Houston, she is part of the problem and offers no solution. Typical liberal only worried about the intentions not solving any problems.


13 posted on 07/25/2013 3:14:33 PM PDT by Warrior Nurse (Soldier, family, conservative and proud because that is what America needs in order to thrive)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A perfect example of the moral code of self immolation. The victim has a duty to retreat means the perp has a right to advance. We need a new moral code that says when someone initiates force then any and all means of self defense are justified. In other words a code that upholds the rights of the victim.


14 posted on 07/25/2013 3:14:33 PM PDT by albionin
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sure SJL...soon as congress critters do not have stand your ground protection.


15 posted on 07/25/2013 3:16:14 PM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: All

So she wants to promote “2013 DNC Rape on Demand Act”.. where if you’re getting raped, sit back relax and enjoy it until you can call the police safely.


16 posted on 07/25/2013 3:16:26 PM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Get this through your dumb thick head SISTA’, people have the GOD GIVING RIGHT to defend their life against a violent attack. You don’t like it? TOO BAD. Stop all those feral urban males from thinking it’s fine to rape, kill, and beat people for no reason.


17 posted on 07/25/2013 3:17:14 PM PDT by snarkytart
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m sure GZ would have retreated if given the opportunity.


18 posted on 07/25/2013 3:21:59 PM PDT by Gumption
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
She ought to punish whoever f***-ed up her hair.


19 posted on 07/25/2013 3:24:39 PM PDT by Dr. Thorne ("How long, O Lord, holy and true?" - Rev. 6:10)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Understandable. Bullies hate it when someone stands up to them, and she’s that to the bone.


20 posted on 07/25/2013 3:27:14 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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21 posted on 07/25/2013 3:30:14 PM PDT by RedMDer (When immigrants cannot or will not assimilate, its really just an invasion. Throw them out!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

As I wrote the other day, there should be an amendment to her bill providing for punishment of anyone who puts someone else in the position of having to exercise a duty to retreat.


22 posted on 07/25/2013 3:30:19 PM PDT by KrisKrinkle (Blessed be those who know the depth and breadth of their ignorance. Cursed be those who don't.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

SJL would have to gain IQ to qualify as a retard.

Liberal, racist, AND stupid is clearly enough qualification to be a democrat - but come on, a Congresscritter?

Seriously - the manufacturers of the dumb-o-meter should put a warning label to avoid use on SJL; that poor needle would fly right past stupid and get pinned on ‘Box ‘o Rocks’ freakin stupid.


23 posted on 07/25/2013 3:33:48 PM PDT by Made In The USA (I'm not yelling, just... just talking enthusiastically..)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Reduce vigilante gun violence is her big schpeel here.

How about cutting funds to states that have skyrocketing gun crime by criminals out of control? And aren’t doing jack about it?

Almost all black deaths are caused by other blacks. And are not vigilante killings.


24 posted on 07/25/2013 3:35:26 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How can they reelect dunces like this sick liberal. Oh, forgot, she is black. Majority blacks vote black.


25 posted on 07/25/2013 3:38:02 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: Gumption

Can I ask a stupid question? .

Is this business about stand your ground laws an example of the big lie, that if repeated often enough, people start to believe?

The stand your ground law was not part of the defense of Zimmerman in this case. Yet we hear so much about how we need to look at stand your ground laws in light of this case. Yet such law was not one of the legal issues involved.

Sorry if a stupid question, but, Why are liberals and the media and entertainment industry idiots such as Stevie Wonder all so troubled by stand your ground laws, when the stand your ground Florida was not even a part of this court case????????????

l


26 posted on 07/25/2013 3:38:56 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Affirmative Action voters?


27 posted on 07/25/2013 3:42:43 PM PDT by BilLies (The Progressive Liberal American Press will be the death of freedom in this country.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Good grief! With that attitude we never would have landed
on Mars.


28 posted on 07/25/2013 3:42:43 PM PDT by OLDCU
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To: Vigilanteman
Hmmmm... What do they all have in common?

It’s not race!

Think, think...

I know!


29 posted on 07/25/2013 3:42:55 PM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: Dr. Thorne
Sheila meant 'stand your gourd'

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30 posted on 07/25/2013 3:45:18 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Lets see, you turn to retreat and get shot, stabbed or broadsided in the back.......that will work.


31 posted on 07/25/2013 3:46:55 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How can anyone be proud to be in the same party with her?


32 posted on 07/25/2013 3:53:18 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (If you vote for evil because you can't see evil, you ARE evil!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I am ashamed SJL is from Texas.
33 posted on 07/25/2013 3:53:23 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: Vigilanteman
I think Sheila Jackson-Lee actually believes that America should be made safer for thugs.

It was also Sheila Jackson-Lee, if I recall, who said that we can't hold gang members responsible for the crimes they commit with firearms because those firearms "are trafficked."

It apparently never occurred to SJL that gangs regularly engage in gun trafficking as one of their areas of operation, and strangely enough, that said gangs would quite likely be trafficking in guns for their own nefarious use.

Just think...if SJL's IQ was just 11 points higher, she would be petrified dinosaur dung.
34 posted on 07/25/2013 3:59:51 PM PDT by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: Dilbert San Diego

That is not a stupid question. If it were a stupid question everyone would have an easy answer at the ready. The answer is more complex than, “because they’re all idiots”. Although that is, no doubt, one of the answers. I think it has more to do with advancing an agenda and not letting facts get in the way.


35 posted on 07/25/2013 4:07:42 PM PDT by Gumption
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To: Ben Mugged

She is from a district full of kwames, farakhans and trayvons.

LLS


36 posted on 07/25/2013 4:08:16 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Don't worry, folks! You can always defend yourselves using Democrat Rules for Self-Defense. If you are attacked just do the following:

1. Pee your pants.
2. Blow a police whistle. No, on second thought don't do this; you could damage your attacker's hearing. That would be an OSHA violation!
3. Give him anything he demands.
4. Drive him to your house.
5. Show him where all of your valuables are and let him take his pick. Carry them out to your car for him.
6. Let him rape any women in the house. If she is so selfish as to resist, hold her down for him. Tell her to "relax and enjoy it" and explain that resistance = racism.
7. Hand him your car keys. Give your ATM card and be sure to write down your PIN for him. Come on, he's gonna need gas money!

37 posted on 07/25/2013 4:20:36 PM PDT by hitkicker (The only thing worse than a politician is a child molester)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I always thought “duty to retreat” laws were designed so when Klansmen came to your front door you were not allowed to protect yourself but must run out the backdoor.

Guess who was waiting there!


38 posted on 07/25/2013 4:54:18 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Stupid is as stupid does.


39 posted on 07/25/2013 7:01:49 PM PDT by Big Mack (I didn't claw my way to the top of the food chain to eat VEGETABLES!)
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To: cripplecreek

There are 15 states I would like to see secede from the USA.

ARIZONA
NEW MEXICO
TEXAS
NEVADA
OKLAHOMA
MISSOURI
UTAH
COLORADO
NEBRASKA
S DAKOTA
N DAKOTA
WYOMING
MONTANA
IDAHO
COLORADO-—the counties of which are asking to break away from present day Colorado.

They can protect their own borders. They can grow their own food. They can control their own water-minerals-oil-coal-timber...etc. They can educate their citizens the old fashioned way, starting with the 3 “R’s”. They can take every gun & ammo company into their core & follow their own Constitution. They can ‘export’ what they want & keep what they want for themselves.

Then the Libs can negotiate to obtain what they need from these WESTERN STATE OF AMERICA. Crying & Begging is not recommended for the Libs to obtain the supplies they need!


40 posted on 07/26/2013 8:10:51 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
What this race pimp is most concerned about is the fact that SYG laws provide immunity from any civil lawsuits filed by the assailant or his surviving family. Whitey's gotta pay if he successfully defends himself against a beatdown.

41 posted on 07/26/2013 10:44:58 AM PDT by EdReform (Oath Keepers - Guardians of the Republic - Honor your oath - Join us: www.oathkeepers.org)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Is this business about stand your ground laws an example of the big lie, that if repeated often enough, people start to believe?


Yes, that is precisely what they are doing. Alinsky tactics by design - attack, lie, destroy, polarize; then repeat. The democrat trash in this country, and their minions in the MSM excel at it.

The low information voters have a short attention span and frequently don't follow up on news reports. First impressions are what count and when a breaking news event occurs, the MSM rushes in lying and then repeating the lie.

Remember when the Aurora, CO theater shooting happened? The MSM (ABC's Brian Ross) immediately linked the shooter to the Tea Party. So as the story was breaking and interest was at it's peak, they planted the lie. Oh sure, they got called on it, but by then it was too late, and the sheeple believed the lie and were already parroting the propaganda.

Same thing happened with the Zimmerman 911 call.

42 posted on 07/26/2013 11:40:02 AM PDT by EdReform (Oath Keepers - Guardians of the Republic - Honor your oath - Join us: www.oathkeepers.org)
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To: Warrior Nurse

She is dumber that Patty Murray.


43 posted on 07/28/2013 2:17:29 PM PDT by kennyboy509 ( Ha! I kill me!!!)
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