Categories: Meta Stuff Random Asides Skepticism Tags: bad chart thursdayFloridaReutersStand Your Ground law By now, I’m sure you’ve all seen the Worst Chart in the Universe, created by Christine Chan of Reuters, depicting the numberShow More Summary
At Junk Charts, Kaiser Fung drew my attention to a graph released by Reuters. It is so deeply misleading that I loathe to expose your eyeballs to it. So, I offer you this: The original figure is on the left. It counts the number of gun deaths in Florida. A line rises, bounces a little, […]
Numbers don't lie, but people sure do: "Wait, why's it mislea-OH SWEET JESUS" RT @kfury: The most misleading chart I have ever seen http://t.co/D70Wezl5cz pic.twitter.com/65cFvhljGc — Phil Mann (@philmann) April 15, 2014 See, if youShow More Summary
South Carolina legislators are trying to expand Stand Your Ground laws to fetuses, while proclaiming such a change to be of advantage to women. I suspect the opposite is true, and that they are really working to try and sneak a stealth...Show More Summary
In a 3-2 vote Thursday, a committee of the South Carolina Senate advanced a bill that would bar prosecution of women who use deadly force to protect their unborn fetuses. In fact, women in South Carolina already have this right under the state's Stand Your Ground law. Show More Summary
South Carolina lawmakers are the latest to try and solve the Republican party's favorite logic problem ("You would like to take away women's reproductive autonomy without outright saying that you would like to take away women's reproductive autonomy. Show More Summary
The red state wants to extend stand your ground laws to protect fetuses. Never mind that the state already allows a person to protect oneself from bodily harm, and never mind that, until it is actually born, is part of that “self.” The proposal would grant pregnant women protection from prosecution if they were defending […]
Critics say it could be the first step along the path to granting fetuses personhood. The post South Carolina Is Trying To Expand Its ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law To Include Fetuses appeared first on ThinkProgress.
THE SYSTEMATIC THEFT OF THE BLACK COMMUNITY GOVERNANCE CULTURE At The Height Of The "Justice For Trayvon Martin" Ritual - The Promise Of A Series Of LAWSUITS Against "Stand Your Ground" Was Promised By The Civil Rights Pharisees Unfortunately...Show More Summary
We are living in the Age of Crazy, so when there is a tragedy that takes the life of an innocent, instead of passing laws to make sure that doesn't happen, states are passing laws that ensure it will continue to happen at an accelerated...Show More Summary
Today's comic by Mark Fiore is Sheldon Adelson's Menagerie: Join us today at 12:30 PM PT as Jed Lewison hosts another edition of Ask Me Anything (about Daily Kos). What's coming up on Sunday Kos... White hoods, dunce caps and Paul Ryan,...Show More Summary
We’ve seen this movie before… Floria Woman Invokes Stand Your Ground Law In Defense Of Killing Husband Via News4Jax A 44-year-old Jacksonville woman who admits to shooting and killing her husband is standing behind Florida’s controversial “stand your ground”
The only bill Florida has passed since the death of Trayvon Martin expands immunity to those who threaten gun violence, and makes secret Stand Your Ground records. The post Stand Your Ground Is About To Get Even Worse In Florida appeared first on ThinkProgress.
On March 27th Breitbart News reported that liberal radio host Mike Malloy said he'd like to invite an NRA board member to come meet him somewhere in Georgia, then shoot the board the member and claim "Stand Your Ground" in defense. Malloy's...Show More Summary
Stand your ground Dwyane Wade Replies To Kobe Bryant’s Controversial Trayvon Martin Comments Via BleacherReport Kobe Bryant isn’t playing anymore this season, but he’s still talking, and his latest comments made their way to Dwyane Wade. Wade has regard for—and
The ruling potentially extends claims of total immunity for all civil and criminal charges under the state’s notorious Stand Your Ground law to corrections officers acting in the course of their jobs. The post Jail Officer Who Severely Beat Inmate Can Invoke Stand Your Ground, Court Rules appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Bill Maher closed Friday's episode of "Real Time" by giving Democrats a rhetorical kick in the ass. With the midterms coming up later this year, Maher insisted that Dems need to let the American people know what they actually stand for...Show More Summary
Bill Maher had some more advice for Democrats during his New Rules segment this Friday: "stand your ground" and take ownership of the Affordable Care Act, and while you're at it, quit throwing President Jimmy Carter under the bus when...Show More Summary