Gerry Canavan

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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?

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Written by gerrycanavan

July 13, 2013 at 10:53 pm

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  1. Sample sizes?

    Rup

    July 14, 2013 at 4:48 am

  2. It’s at the link; FBI crime data concerning 43,500 homicides from 2005 to 2009. Pool was narrowed to 5000 cases for this analysis.

    gerrycanavan

    July 14, 2013 at 5:21 am


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