Rietz says 'no thanks' to stand-your-ground laws
The chief prosecutor in Champaign County said she's glad that Illinois doesn't have a stand-your-ground law, but she said she wouldn't be surprised if the law is brought up in Illinois soon.
State's Attorney Julia Rietz made the comments a day after the law was brought back into the spotlight by way of a hearing in Washington that featured comments from Illinois Senator Dick Durbin and the mother of Trayvon Martin.
Rietz pointed to one example of how a stand-your-ground law might be applied that troubled her.
Rietz added that talks of bringing a stand-your-ground law to Illinois could gain more traction as we see the results of the state's new concealed carry law.
Rietz made the comments Wednesday on A Penny For Your Thoughts on WDWS.