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Stand Your Ground | Scientific Study | Race | Law | Health

October 20, 2015

Why should the Harvard School of Public Health let the truth get in the way of further funding.  Could it be that more whites are armed, and that white criminals commit fewer home invasions than non-whites? I’d love to see a replication study.  RM

By Andrew Branca

“So this happened: A group of five self-described scientists representing prestigious institutions of higher learning, including the Harvard School of Public Health, Washington University School of Medicine, and the Saint Louis University College for Public Health and Social Justice, decided to look for racism in Florida’s “Stand-Your-Ground” laws (hereafter, “SYG”).It will come to the surprise of no one , of course, that the team behind “Race, law, and health: Examination of ‘Stand Your Ground’ and defendant convictions in Florida” found what they were looking for. From their abstract (full abstract at bottom of post):

“Our results depict a disturbing message: SYG legislation in Florida has a quantifiable racial bias that reveals a leniency in convictions if the victim is non-White, which provides evidence towards unequal treatment under the law.”

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