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|US commission weighs in on stand your ground|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
ORLANDO — “Stand your ground” statutes benefit whites more than blacks, are unnecessary and cause minority men to live in fear, several experts said Friday to a federal civil rights commission evaluating racial disparities in the laws.
But one dissenter, an African-American lawmaker from South Carolina, said the law benefits black defendants by putting in place an extra hurdle toward arrest by police officers who may have hidden racial biases.
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