Skip to comments.Sheila Jackson-Lee Pushes Bill To Punish “Stand Your Ground” States, Reward “Duty To Retreat” States
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 lawor as Sheila Jackson Lee calls itDuty to Retreat law.
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 Lees vision of America.
Heres an inconvenient truth for Liberals like Sheila Jackson Leeblacks 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 doesnt 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 Floridas 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 Zimmermans actions were protected, which would have ended the prosecutions 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.
Lets speak to the pain of the American people, she said. Lets look at ways of fixing the law.
Good idea. Punish all 30+ states with SYG laws. LOL
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
She’s the missing link: ape/hominoid/Congress critter
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.
SJL is the result of Gerrymandering of districts. Political affirmative action.
Is there a “Recall Sheila Jackson Lee” campaign I can contribute to? Or is she from a district of like minded morons?
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!
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-olt)
Democrat Of Liberal Textards
Says a lot about her voter base, doesn’t it.
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.
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.
Sure SJL...soon as congress critters do not have stand your ground protection.
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.
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.
I’m sure GZ would have retreated if given the opportunity.
Understandable. Bullies hate it when someone stands up to them, and she’s that to the bone.
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