From Sociological Images: Stand Your Ground Increases Racial Bias in “Justifiable Homicide” Trials
“..stand your ground laws increase the chances that a homicide will be considered justifiable because it gives the jurors more leeway to give defendants the benefit of the doubt. But, jurors will likely give that benefit of the doubt to certain kinds of defendants and not others. Stand your ground may or may not be a good law in theory but, in practice, it increases racial bias in legal outcomes.”
From Aspiring Humanitarian, Relando Thompkins, MSW
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