In this article, I read this:
Charles Ogletree, a Harvard law professor, said at a panel following Holder’s speech that Trayvon Martin is “a symbol of what’s wrong” with the criminal justice system.
“I want to see the first black man who uses the ‘stand your ground’ defense and see if it works. Or the first white victim of the ‘stand your ground’ by a black defendant and see if it works,” Ogletree said.
So, I decided to see if there are any instances of blacks using the SYG as defense for shooting dead a white man…uh, in this case that I found its another one of those “white” Hispanics.
In a case that is being compared to the Trayvon Martin shooting, a black man who shot and killed an unarmed man outside an Arizona restaurant is claiming self-defense. On Tuesday, April 3, 2012, around 7:30 p.m., 29-year-old Daniel Adkins, who appears to be a white male Hispanic, was killed outside a Laveen, Arizona, Taco Bell at 7233 South 51st Avenue, near Baseline Road, said Phoenix police.
Authorities said the shooter, a 22-year-old black man, was pulling out of the Taco Bell drive thru when he crossed paths with Adkins, who was walking his dog on the sidewalk.
Photo of Daniel Adkins/Fox News
One report indicates Adkins struck the driver’s vehicle with a bat or a metal pole after he and the driver exchanged words.
It’s unclear if investigators found a weapon at the scene.
However, an independent eyewitness said Adkins swung his fist in the direction of the driver several times, according to various local news sources.
Like Florida, Arizona has a “Stand Your Ground” law, which allows a “victim” to use deadly force when faced with a life or death confrontation. Source (video at source of the News report)
My 2-cent observation: The driver could have just driven off instead of shooting him dead. Sure, he most likely would have run the man over but the chances he would still be alive are far greater than shooting him. Was this really a life threatening situation…throwing punches? Why not just show the gun to the threatener and tell him to back off?
Hmmm…..I wonder if this will get national attention? I wonder if La Raza will put a $12,000 bounty on the shooter’s head? I wonder if DOJ AG Holder will investigate this case for civil rights violations? It is no secret that Hispanics and Blacks have had tensions and gang fightings with each other for years. Will the Latino Community rally for Adkins’ justice? I can bet this case will fade into obscurity…and with no charges against the shooter, either.
UPDATE: The latest word on the arrest of the shooter
Here is Justice for Daniel Adkins’ Facebook page: