Bad idea or WORST IDEA EVER?
George Zimmerman said he was acting as a self-appointed neighborhood watch coordinator when he shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, claiming he believed Martin to be armed and dangerous. And Pennsylvania, like Florida, even has a Stand Your Ground law that may provide criminal immunity for the same sort of violence perpetrated by Zimmerman.
Pennsylvania’s law stipulates that individuals “have no duty to retreat and has the right to stand his ground and use force, including deadly force if … (he) believes it is immediately necessary to do so to protect himself against death, serious bodily injury, kidnapping, or sexual intercourse by force or threat.”
An Urban Institute study revealed that white-on-black crimes are 354 percent more likely to be justified than white-on-white crimes, in states with similar policies.
And that’s just what we don’t need, wanna be cops with no training, without the knowledge of due process, going off half-cocked.