I’ve already mentioned in a previous post how not a single Black adult (who was not a “professional” in the criminal justice or race-hate industry) appeared before the FLorida House Judiciary Committee to testify in support of HB-4003 and against Stand-Your-Ground.
Conversely, 100% of the 16 Florida adults (also not “professionals”) who appeared before the Judiciary Committee testified AGAINST HB-4003 and IN SUPPORT of Stand-Your-Ground.
Below is video their testimony, in the order in which it was delivered. I should mention that although 16 of these adults actually testified, there was perhaps an equal number–or more–who were physically present and prepared to speak in opposition to HN-4003 but waived their time to other opponents of HB-4003. This means that the 14 people (mostly children) testifying in favor of HB-4003 were vastly outnumbered by those present who opposed the bill.
(NOTE: All the speaker names are spelled phonetically, my apologies for the resultant misspellings.)
And, to close things up, here’s the final roll call vote that dispatched HB-4003 by an 11-2 vote:
Have a great weekend, everybody, and have a great Columbus Day!
Andrew F. Branca is an MA lawyer and the author of the seminal book “The Law of Self Defense, 2nd Edition,” available at the Law of Self Defense blog, Amazon.com (paperback and Kindle), Barnes & Noble (paperback and Nook), and elsewhere.
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