1 June 2005
Remember good old self-defense?
In April, Florida Governor Jeb Bush signed Senate Bill 436, which authorized the use of force, up to and including deadly force, against intruders and attackers and other nogoodniks.
Now I've always figured that the only good intruder is a dead intruder, and Oklahoma law tends to support this notion. I might have thought that Floridians would be happy about it, but apparently some of them aren't:
Chicago Alderman Dorothy Tillman, formerly of Pensacola, said the law will "lead to open war on black males."
"It's almost a way to eliminate people. Black men will be under the ground more than ever."
Okay, she's not all that Floridian. But what is she saying? Black males are more likely to be attackers or intruders or other nogoodniks than other people? Isn't that, um, sorta racist? And what were those other 100 people in this protest thinking?
Believe me, if you've breached my threshold and thus qualified for a free rib-cage ventilation, my first concern is not going to be the color of the perp; it's going to be how I'm going to get his bodily fluids off my hardwood floors.
(Via LilacRose, where Susan B. asks the same questions.)Posted at 6:46 PM to Political Science Fiction
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