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-- has come out swinging against the stand your ground laws like the one in Florida here -- holder.
Speaking to the NAACP convention just yesterday in Orlando Florida.
Separate and apart from the case that has drawn the nation's attention.
It's time to question laws.
That senselessly expand the concept of self defense and so dangerous content look in our neighborhood.
These laws tried to fix something that was never broke it.
There has always been a legal defense for using deadly force if and -- if is important.
If no safe retreat is available.
Remember the last.
That comment there Alan Colmes host Alan Colmes radio show and Fox News contributor and Tucker Carlson editor of the daily caller co host of FOX & Friends Weekend gentlemen good morning -- -- you.
Doesn't look like it's going away we should know by the way stand your ground was never part.
Bob Zimmerman is defense team in that trial Tucker what about Eric holder's position on this.
Well it wasn't of course as you just noted part of the trial because -- Zimmerman couldn't.
It safely retreat he was on his back with someone on top of him so it it has actually nothing to do it this.
It's a little bit striking that the attorney general is using this case.
As a way to push his -- His behavior his -- interest in eliminating these -- you surprised about that.
It well I I am surprised is the truth is America is not imperiled because homeowners are protecting themselves to vigorously.
Ahmed -- your your right to self defense is a natural right does not bestowed upon us by Eric Holder.
-- you're born with it so this is it's a little creepy it's a little bit like the administration's push for gun control an effort to strip -- basic rights.
Tell them what to think about it well I it isn't the common dialog because of what happened even though that was not -- you point out bill in the defense.
But Eric Holder I thought had a very good point laws already exist for example that allow want to protect oneself.
Like the castle doctrine and the problem with a standard -- -- -- they're not applied.
Equally for example a survey done last year by Florida newspaper shows that 73%.
Of those who -- killed a black person walked away.
Against 59% who killed a white -- were -- where was that study that was study by the Tampa Bay times that about a year ago.
I'm looking here guys.
-- bigger challenge this thing you got a big challenger had.
Yeah there -- at least 22 states that have a similar law one reports suggest thirty states have some problems I just don't know Tucker does this go anywhere.
No I mean look what we've got a -- -- -- call right now -- with interviews with analysts play black homeowners are protected their lives and property under this law but again.
You have to be living on another planet or more precisely you have to be living in a rich neighborhood in northwest -- front -- my body -- as attorney general is.
To believe that the threat to our freedom.
Is homeowners protecting themselves that just that's insane I don't think that's what do you listen if you think that's our you know that's the threat to your safety.
-- said that.
-- -- -- protecting oneself with the threat and once again there are laws like the castle doctrine he never said people don't have a right to defend themselves and I think that's music and his characterization.
But what they can -- yesterday.
What he argued about yourself when he vigorously in many guys -- that's not true apologists interruption but what he argues that if there's no safe retreat available and look I mean the jurors had this case.
An idol here a lot of people saying that the trial was unfair -- Did you see any judicial malpractice you know now I think the -- -- -- -- you have to you have to save the jury spoke in.
You know what we're where we're countrywide all of this is the system we have like rebel I think that's a different issue though whether or not -- whether or not stand your ground is a good blog well I yes the jury made.
The right decision based on the prosecution's ability to present their case.
They're willing to say having covered crime in being old enough remember why these laws exist in the first place let me remind you.
That there are plenty of people have been prosecuted for self defense that's the reason that state after state.
Have -- -- these laws to protect people from were awfully defending themselves -- the laws are not a departure from.
English common law they're not mean this is the way things have always been done.
But there was overreach on the part of cops and prosecutors.
And this is a reaction -- conservatives want fewer laws not warlords who -- play -- -- -- -- duplicate -- -- I should say and -- here based on the fact that it based on English while we have the -- documentary covers exactly what we're talking about I'm curious to see where this goes anywhere from his -- -- a lot of legal experts that you cannot even bring a civil case against you or your -- based on what we understand.
About what transpired that night February 2012 doctor.
It that doesn't mean it won't bring us a look at me look that wanted to -- -- congressional and I think to be successful at that.
While the threshold for four of the finding of course is lower and there's potentially.
Payoff can look at the -- -- -- I understand I mean I I think like everybody I've that you really feel I really feel for the parents of trying to Martin he's dead I understand.
If they want justice I'm just not sure that this is.
The way to get justice.
-- I'll give you the last I I think that we actually I think it -- Tucker on -- last point I think that have a very hard time bringing a federal case and I think would cause racial divisiveness that have to prove.
A hate crime would be very tough to do I'm not sure that when that case all right gentlemen thank you to both of -- -- others would argue that Eric Holder was gonna step in this anyway there's an ideology and I think that's a debate that we can say for another time.
And ultimately we'll see whether or not that was.
His comments he made in front of a group of people in Florida or whether.
He is truly serious.
About pushing -- sport Allan thank you Tucker thank you as well talking to his --
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