Stevie Wonder To Stop Performing In Florida And Other Stand Your Ground States

  • metta

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    Jul 16, 2013 5:58 PM GMT
    Stevie Wonder To Stop Performing In Florida And Other Stand Your Ground States


    http://thinkprogress.org/alyssa/2013/07/16/2308831/stevie-wonder-to-stop-performing-in-florida-and-other-stand-your-ground-states/
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    Jul 16, 2013 6:10 PM GMT
    And your opinion?
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    Jul 16, 2013 9:00 PM GMT
    Because of the Zimmerman case? Stand your ground law wasn't even involved in that case!!...
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    Jul 16, 2013 9:09 PM GMT
    Is he going to do the same thing in 31 other states that have similar laws? Is he going to tell his bodyguards to not carry their guns?
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    Jul 16, 2013 9:11 PM GMT
    __JoeyD___ saidBecause of the Zimmerman case? Stand your ground law wasn't even involved in that case!!...


    ....sigh. You weren't paying attention were you?
  • SkyMiles

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    Jul 16, 2013 9:15 PM GMT
    An embargo like Stevie Wonder proposes worked to encourage South Africa to abandon apartheid. Maybe it could work for the SYG states.
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    Jul 16, 2013 9:19 PM GMT
    Colbert_Nation saidAn embargo like Stevie Wonder proposes worked to encourage South Africa to abandon apartheid. Maybe it could work for the SYG states.


    I doubt Stevie will do much of anything in SYG states.

    Now if anheuser busch were to stop selling booze in SYG states that might get something done!
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    Jul 16, 2013 9:25 PM GMT
    Want to see white folks go against SYG? Take away their NASCAR.
  • gary954

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    Jul 16, 2013 9:42 PM GMT
    Does not matter that he will boycott Florida. He is not that important. If he really wants to make a difference, maybe he should do something about his hometown, Saginaw, MI crime rate is thru the roof!!!
  • SkyMiles

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    Jul 16, 2013 10:00 PM GMT
    ATC84 said
    Colbert_Nation saidAn embargo like Stevie Wonder proposes worked to encourage South Africa to abandon apartheid. Maybe it could work for the SYG states.


    I doubt Stevie will do much of anything in SYG states.

    Now if anheuser busch were to stop selling booze in SYG states that might get something done!


    Good point -- know your target demographic! The South Africa boycott was across the board, entertainers plus a very public corporate divestment.
  • rnch

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    Jul 16, 2013 10:26 PM GMT
    I just can't see it....
  • The_Guruburu

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    Jul 16, 2013 10:33 PM GMT
    Colbert_Nation said
    ATC84 said
    Colbert_Nation saidAn embargo like Stevie Wonder proposes worked to encourage South Africa to abandon apartheid. Maybe it could work for the SYG states.


    I doubt Stevie will do much of anything in SYG states.

    Now if anheuser busch were to stop selling booze in SYG states that might get something done!


    Good point -- know your target demographic! The South Africa boycott was across the board, entertainers plus a very public corporate divestment.

    Yeah, and that only took, what, 3 decades to work.
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    Jul 16, 2013 10:37 PM GMT
    I'm sure he is just making a statement. He is no stranger to Civil Rights issues.

    I respect Stevie Wonder as an artist and a human being.

    In any case, here is an interesting piece of info...

    "...an analysis of stand-your-ground laws by economists at Georgia State, using monthly data from the U.S. Vital Statistics, found a significant increase in homicide and injury of whites, especially white males.[8] They also analyzed data from the Health Care Utilization Project, which revealed significantly increased rates of emergency room visits and hospital discharges related to gun injuries in states which enacted these laws..."

    Violence begets violence...
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    Jul 16, 2013 10:41 PM GMT
    Good for him.

    SYG laws are nothing more than enabling legislation for the trigger happy.
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    Jul 16, 2013 10:55 PM GMT
    rnch saidI just can't see it....



    I'm sure he understands!
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    Jul 16, 2013 11:06 PM GMT
    Sidney12 said
    __JoeyD___ saidBecause of the Zimmerman case? Stand your ground law wasn't even involved in that case!!...


    ....sigh. You weren't paying attention were you?


    Were you? It wasn't involved in the case.
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    Jul 16, 2013 11:08 PM GMT
    Stevie who?

    How cute. He thinks he's still relevant.
  • creature

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    Jul 17, 2013 3:07 AM GMT
    UndercoverMan saidStevie who?

    How cute. He thinks he's still relevant.


    And you are?

  • MadeinMich

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    Jul 17, 2013 5:20 AM GMT
    creature said
    UndercoverMan saidStevie who?

    How cute. He thinks he's still relevant.


    And you are?



    Exactly.
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    Jul 17, 2013 6:12 AM GMT
    riddler78 said
    Sidney12 said
    __JoeyD___ saidBecause of the Zimmerman case? Stand your ground law wasn't even involved in that case!!...


    ....sigh. You weren't paying attention were you?


    Were you? It wasn't involved in the case.


    Wasn't SYG cited by police and prosecutors as the reason Zimmerman was not arrested or charged intially?

    Furthermore, SYG was explicitly mentioned in the jury instructions:

    "If George Zimmerman was not engaged in an unlawful activity and was attacked in any place where he had a right to be, he had no duty to retreat and had the right to stand his ground and meet force with force, including deadly force if he reasonably believed that it was necessary to do so to prevent death or great bodily harm to himself or another or to prevent the commission of a forcible felony."
  • metta

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    Jul 17, 2013 3:40 PM GMT
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    Jul 17, 2013 3:42 PM GMT
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  • metta

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    Jul 17, 2013 6:57 PM GMT
    Bruce Springsteen Dedicates ‘American Skin (41 Shots)’ To The U.S. ‘For Justice For Trayvon Martin’



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    Jul 17, 2013 7:00 PM GMT
    MadeinMich said
    creature said
    UndercoverMan saidStevie who?

    How cute. He thinks he's still relevant.


    And you are?



    Exactly.


    I'm not operating under the delusion that I am, unlike Mr. Wonder.
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    Jul 17, 2013 7:07 PM GMT
    Anyone who thinks Stevie Wonder is or ever will be irrelevant is deaf, dumb and blind and probably can't play pinball either.