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    Re: Florida Boycott Resolution Proposed By Chris Holden, California Assemblymember ..

    Quote Originally Posted by Buck Ewer View Post
    No he was acquitted on the grounds of Stand Your Ground. The juror revealed that in the interview.
    No they didn't. You're just making that up.

    They gave 2 primary reasons:
    1. GZ's head injuries
    2. The lead investigator concluded that GZ had acted in self defense or there otherwise was not a case against him.

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    Re: Florida Boycott Resolution Proposed By Chris Holden, California Assemblymember ..

    Quote Originally Posted by Buck Ewer View Post
    No. Stand Your ground states that there is no requirement to even attempt a retreat.
    That's the difference.

    Anyone who wants to murder you need only rile you up enough to get you to take a poke at them... at that point they have the law that says they can blow you away with a gun and walk away a free man.
    Nope. Wrong again.

    And I love your choice of words!! Exactly opposite of pejorative language.

    I'll bet when you total a guy's car, you call it a fender-bender.
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    Re: Florida Boycott Resolution Proposed By Chris Holden, California Assemblymember ..

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    A California lawmaker is calling on Golden State residents to think "think twice" before spending time and money in Florida after a jury's acquittal of neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman in the killing of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin.

    Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena), along with the California Legislative Black Caucus, announced plans Wednesday for a resolution calling for a boycott of Florida, which Holden said has a Stand Your Ground law that encourages vigilantism.

    The calls for a Florida boycott by Holden and the Legislative Black Caucus add to a wave of anger that has grown since Zimmerman's acquittal Saturday. A day after the jury's verdict, singer Stevie Wonder told a crowd he wouldn't perform in Florida or any state with Stand Your Ground gun laws until they were repealed. Martin Luther King III suggested consumers boycott Florida orange juice.

    A petition on the progressive site MoveOn.org calls for people to refrain from traveling to Florida until Stand Your Ground is repealed.....snip~

    Florida Boycott Resolution Proposed By Chris Holden, California Assemblymember

    So the politicians from another state are going to tell people to Boycott Florida. A vacation hot spot.....(also in competition with California over that industry). Do you think this Politician deserves to be re-elected? Shouldn't this individual be about representing the people of California? Why is she off into another states business? Why is the Black Caucus from another state allowed to interfere in another states Rights?

    Just what is the Progressive site MoveOn.org.....trying to stir up in this country? Should they be telling people around the country not to go to Florida or States with Stand your Ground Laws?
    Have these progressive retards noticed that their boycotts don't work? if anything they have the opposite effect.

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    Re: Florida Boycott Resolution Proposed By Chris Holden, California Assemblymember ..

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    So the politicians from another state are going to tell people to Boycott Florida. A vacation hot spot.....(also in competition with California over that industry). Do you think this Politician deserves to be re-elected? Shouldn't this individual be about representing the people of California? Why is she off into another states business? Why is the Black Caucus from another state allowed to interfere in another states Rights?

    Just what is the Progressive site MoveOn.org.....trying to stir up in this country? Should they be telling people around the country not to go to Florida or States with Stand your Ground Laws?
    I have no problem with a politician voicing his/her opinion about a trial, however, when they do so in the official capacity of the government I think that is quite unprofessional. Especially in this case when a legitimate trial and a legitimate jury found Zimmerman Not Guilty. This is just sour grapes from some very idiotic people.

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    Re: Florida Boycott Resolution Proposed By Chris Holden, California Assemblymember ..

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Nick View Post
    Have these progressive retards noticed that their boycotts don't work? if anything they have the opposite effect.
    While it is ok for people to boycott, it's just as silly as people boycotting businesses for saying "Happy Holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas". I do believe boycotting an entire state though is raising the bar on idiocracy.

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    Re: Florida Boycott Resolution Proposed By Chris Holden, California Assemblymember ..

    This is Buck's view of the ideal functioning of law...

    He is with a woman BBQing at a picnic table at a lake. I and a buddy walk up, say it smells good and just start helping ourselves to the food, telling the woman with you to get us a couple beesr out of your cooler.

    Buck says "Get out of her or I'm calling the police!" So I grab Buck, break his nose, his collar bone and kick in a few of his ribs. The woman pulls out her cell phone, and my buddy grabs it, smashed it on the ground, throws her down and kicks her in the face. His boot puts a big gash across her face. Buck is a lawful man, so he just watches this as he finally does his legal duty and is crawling away to retreat. She is a lawful woman too. So, when she can, she runs away too.

    Dutifully as required by law, he and the woman did finally retreat with their wounds. They get to a phone. Call the police. And, half an hour later they have given the police a description and the police have given them a case number.

    But the officer explains there probably is no case because he and the woman had a legal duty to retreat from the get-go and you didn't. Indeed, it was Buck and the woman who provoked the situation because by not immediately retreating they were not following the law, for which my friend and I were only reacting to be provoked by their illegal failure to retreat.

    This is how Buck wants society to function.
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    Re: Florida Boycott Resolution Proposed By Chris Holden, California Assemblymember ..

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    While it is ok for people to boycott, it's just as silly as people boycotting businesses for saying "Happy Holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas". I do believe boycotting an entire state though is raising the bar on idiocracy.
    Hey, it's their money they can spend it how they want - that doesn't change the fact it wont work...

    The best part is that the state of Florida has absolutely nothing to do with the verdict or trial, nor do any of the businesses that reside in the state.

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    Re: Florida Boycott Resolution Proposed By Chris Holden, California Assemblymember ..

    Dear California. PLEASE have all of your residents (legal and otherwise) think twice before leaving your state. Then think a third time. Finally...just make the decision for them and tell them to stay the **** there. We will appreciate your efforts. Much love. The rest of the country.

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    Re: Florida Boycott Resolution Proposed By Chris Holden, California Assemblymember ..

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Nick View Post
    Hey, it's their money they can spend it how they want - that doesn't change the fact it wont work...
    Absolutely. However, I would question a lawmaker using his official position to call for a boycott like this.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Nick View Post
    The best part is that the state of Florida has absolutely nothing to do with the verdict or trial, nor do any of the businesses that reside in the state.
    Yep, I agree as well.

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    Re: Florida Boycott Resolution Proposed By Chris Holden, California Assemblymember ..

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Nick View Post
    Have these progressive retards noticed that their boycotts don't work? if anything they have the opposite effect.
    Apparently their boycott of their own mind is working just fine!
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