Posts Tagged ‘lynching’
Roman also found that Stand Your Ground laws tend to track the existing racial disparities in homicide convictions across the U.S. — with one significant exception: Whites who kill blacks in Stand Your Ground states are far more likely to be found justified in their killings. In non-Stand Your Ground states, whites are 250 percent more likely to be found justified in killing a black person than a white person who kills another white person; in Stand Your Ground states, that number jumps to 354 percent. What else is there to say on a night like this?
* The last known veteran of WWI has died. Her name was Florence Green.
* What made that sentence so amazing was that it basically amounts to a report that the U.S. first kills people with drones, then fires on the rescuers and others who arrive at the scene where the new corpses and injured victims lie.
* White House to fold on contraception kerfluffle. I am absolutely floored by this turn of events.
* And Werner Herzog takes on the stupidity of chickens. Finally, somebody said it.