Letter: Stand Your Ground’ Is Not To Blame

Your opinion hit piece on the “Stand Your Ground” law in our fair state (‘Stand Your Ground’ Has Strayed From Its Original Purpose, Feb. 21) lists two examples to show the horrors brought forth by this law. However, neither Zimmerman nor Dunn used the law as a defense. Both used self defense, and Zimmerman’s jury agreed, while Dunn’s jury did and did not, making it a hung jury.

Of course, we know that if these two cases had been black-on-black or white-on-white, they would never have been mentioned over the national airwaves and the Town-Crier would not be wasting our time with this opinion piece.

Perhaps the Town-Crier would check and see that blacks use “Stand Your Ground” more than any other race, and it is normally used for black-on-black situations. So much for it being a racist law.

So pray tell why do newspapers and talking heads want to make this a race issue, which you very clearly do, as do the talking heads of MSNBC, CNN, CBS, NBC, ABC and the rest of the left-wing media.

Archie Paul, Wellington