Rally at Inner Har
James Carter was among a group of about a dozen people gathered on Sunday morning at the Inner Harbor to protest the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the death of Trayvon Martin. Police were on hand to watch over the demonstration. (Photo by Jacques Kelly / The Baltimore Sun /July 14, 2013)
Letter writer Ron Wirsing was absolutely correct in ascertaining that the murder rate is lower in states that adopt the stand-your–ground self defense law ("Zimmerman trial had nothing to do with race," July 17).
And the reason is pretty simple. In those states, when an armed man kills an unarmed man and pleads self-defense and walks, it's not called murder anymore.
It's called open season.
Thomas J. Snyder
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