Rietz says 'no thanks' to stand-your-ground laws

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.

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787 wrote on October 30, 2013 at 9:10 pm

When will Champaign County ever say "no thanks" to Julia?

Worst state's attorney for Champaign County ... ever.   What a joke.

billbtri5 wrote on October 30, 2013 at 11:10 pm

so just be a victim?...

95 wrote on October 31, 2013 at 10:10 pm

yup.... here we go... ol' Julia the "chief" and her "2 cents"..... CLUELESS  ....   there is a reason all these criminals with massive arrest records continue to run our streets constantly endangering our community... poor prosecution...