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  •  Well worth reading. (3+ / 0-)

    Particularly for this:

    If Alexander’s case suggests a failure of the legal system to mete out appropriate justice, then the problem lies with Florida’s mandatory minimum sentencing requirements, not with the state’s self-defense laws.
    Too bad there isn't a 10-20-life rule on voting for those hateful 10-20-life laws. Well, there is, but it's "make horrible votes and stay in office for life".

    I am become Man, the destroyer of worlds

    by tle on Sun Mar 02, 2014 at 06:08:50 AM PST

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    •  That's a stupid argument (2+ / 0-)
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      I can't even believe that.   Sure, there are problems with the mandatory sentencing laws.  AND!!!!  there are problems with the stupid ass "self offense" laws.

      It's not like you have to decide which one gets fixed or blamed.

      Streichholzschächtelchen

      by otto on Sun Mar 02, 2014 at 06:49:38 AM PST

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    •  These two things are NOT (1+ / 0-)
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      mutually exclusive.

      This all started with "what the Republicans did to language".

      by lunachickie on Sun Mar 02, 2014 at 07:33:32 AM PST

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      •  No, but all the attention has been on SYG. (0+ / 0-)

        The article should not have presented it as an either-or, but with all the media uproar focused on the SYG laws, the horrible mandatory sentencing laws are being trivialized.

        The same people who passed SYG also passed 10-20-life.  The lesson seems to be, if you fire a gun, shoot to kill.  Which is certainly not what a civilized society should be saying.

        I am become Man, the destroyer of worlds

        by tle on Sun Mar 02, 2014 at 08:02:44 AM PST

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        •  The media does that for reasons (0+ / 0-)

          unrelated to this:

          the problem lies with Florida’s mandatory minimum sentencing requirements, not with the state’s self-defense laws.
          These are both problems. But it's just as wrong to present them as an "either/or" construct, particularly when "mandatory sentencing" is not the only "other thing" being trivialized here.

          This all started with "what the Republicans did to language".

          by lunachickie on Sun Mar 02, 2014 at 08:19:00 AM PST

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