A Florida teen was killed more than a month ago and no arrest has been made. Taking of human life without penalty cheapens life, laughs at our laws. Many people are steamed about this. We should have pillars of steam rising over our heads, too -- clouds of moisture running away as fast as it can from our great source of heat, we should be scorching, burning up mad over such things.
These killing events are tragic and keep repeating. We plop bad laws onto the books, imbue them with pet names to make them seem housebroken, like humans are still in control. These pet peeves, these pests answer to the name of "stand your ground," although "paranoid shooting gallery" would do just as well.