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I could wake up in the morning without a warning and my world could changes blink your eyes all depends all depends on the skin all depends on the skin youre living inlines 17-22 Imagine waking up every morning and knowing that the your life can be changed any moment just simply because you do not have the same skin color or belong to the same social class as your average American Knowing at any moment all your rights can be striped away because of your differences According to American Progress 1 in every 15 African American men and 1 in every 36 Hispanic men are incarcerated compared to the 1 in every 106 Caucasian men who are sent to jail Kerby These shocking facts have become reality to many Americans in todays society and time after time this is a direct result of the laws that America has set up Despite the idea of equality in America three laws still exist on the books that discriminate on the basis of class and race these include Stand Your Ground Stop-and Frisk and Three Strikes lawThe Stand Your Ground self defense law first introduced in Florida in 2006 a current law on the books that discriminates on the basis of race Stand Your Ground defense a Florida law that grants immunity to criminal charges and civil action for citizens who can show they were justified in using deadly force against a threat of imminent death or severe bodily harm regardless of whether they could have retreatedMillner 20 However how do we measure a justified threat because recently there has been various cases specifically Treyvon Marin case and Jordan Davis where whether or not there was a justified threat is questionable In the recent Jordan Davis Case Jordan shot and killed by Florida man Michael Dunn who became angry when the boy and some of his friends played their music to loud After an argument with
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