“This law, like the Florida law, is a license to kill, especially brown or black people” Rep. Garnet Coleman, an African-American, said of the bill the Texas Legislature passed overwhelmingly in the 2007 session.
“I knew it was a bad legislation for the people I represent,” said Coleman, one of only 13 legislators — all House Democrats — to vote against Senate Bill 378. “Brown and black people are born suspects, and this law, like the Florida law, allows people to shoot first and ask questions later.”
Um, Rep. Coleman, the questions always come after the shooting. Questions like “was this a legal shooting?” If the answer is “Yes,” there’s your answer. I don’t think it matters what anyone’s skin color is.
It’s almost like he’s trying to make it a racial issue, or something.