Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Iowa’s county attorneys oppose the ‘stand your ground’ bill

Here's why:
The bill would “encourage escalation of violence in the face of a conflict, rather than de-escalation,” Corwin Ritchie, executive director of the Iowa County Attorneys Association, said in a written statement. “As trained law officers can tell you, shooting first and asking questions later will not make any Iowan safer.”
Corwin R. Ritchie gets his "sky is falling" letter published in the Des Moines Register

Giving up power always upsets those with the most power to lose.

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