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Nan Rich: Stand Your Ground allows ‘murder’ but wasn’t ‘determinant’ in Trayvon Martin case

by George Bennett | July 26th, 2013

Democratic governor candidate Nan Rich voted for Florida’s “stand your ground” self-defense law when she was a state Senator in 2005, but says the law hasn’t been implemented the way legislators intended and should be changed.

A fundraising e-mail from Rich last week did not mention Trayvon Martin or George Zimmerman, but seemed timed to cash in on anger over the recent not-guilty verdict in Zimmerman’s second-degree murder trial.

“The ‘Stand Your Ground’ law is broken. Until it’s fixed, justice will never be fully served in Florida courts…As Governor, I would immediately call the legislature back into session and hold them there until they closed the loopholes in this law that allow criminals to get away with murder,” Rich’s money pitch said.

Rich also plans to join in stand your ground protests that were prompted by the Zimmerman verdict.

But in an interview with The Palm Beach Post, Rich said she doesn’t believe the stand your ground law was “determinant” in the Zimmerman verdict.

“That doesn’t change the fact that stand your ground needs to be changed,” Rich said.

Subscribers to MyPalmBeachPost.com can read more about how Rich and other Democrats who backed the law feel about it now by clicking here.

13 Responses to “Nan Rich: Stand Your Ground allows ‘murder’ but wasn’t ‘determinant’ in Trayvon Martin case”

  1. Larz Says:

    Nice work trying to play both sides. You know full well stand your ground had nothing to do with the case, but you are still willing to placate your stupid constituents who don’t know any better. And by the way, voted for the law. But now it is unpopular so it needs to fixed. Your a spineless worm. Go away please.

  2. What does FlipFlop Charlie Think? Says:

    And Charlie FlipFlop Crist? What’s he gotta say about Stand Your Ground?

    Don’t remain silent Charlie, open your mouth and tell the public!

  3. Kowman Harsh Says:

    She is an absolute douchebag. Doesn’t the first thing about stand your ground laws. Or anything else for that matter.

  4. Belinda James Says:

    I just hope that the ‘Stand Your Ground’ law will be reviewed or revised if there are necessary things to straighten out. And I wish that politicians will be able to do what is right and not because they want to be publicly known. It will be nice if the truth will prevail and whoever’s fault should be revealed sooner or later.

  5. Repubtallygirl Says:

    “A fundraising e-mail from Rich”

    Its called pandering.

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