WASHINGTON - At U.S. Senator Richard "Dick" Durbin's "Stand-Your-Ground" hearing on Tuesday, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) referred to an Illinois Review story (HERE) about how State Sen. Barack Obama actually supported legislation that strengthened Illinois' stand-your-ground law.
As evidence that such laws are not racially biased, Cruz noted that “in 2004 a state senator in Illinois by the name of Barack Obama co-sponsored an expansion of Illinois’ law providing civil immunity for those who use justifiable force to defend themselves." He continued, "The notion that stand your ground laws are some form of veiled racism may be a convenient political attack, but it is not borne out by the facts remotely.”
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