1669-ACT I. An act about the casuall killing of slaves.

Many people of color would speak of the “injustice,” in reference to the people of color and the law.  One thing that the mis-educated Negro fail to grasp, is that such laws where never in reference to them.  Fact is, when such laws where created, people of color were consider to be 4/5 of a human.  There was an act passed in 1699 called the Casual Killing Act of 1699.  It stated, “WHEREAS the only law in force for the punishment of refractory servants resisting their master, mistris or overseer cannot be inflicted upon negroes, nor the obstinacy of many of them by other then violent means suppress, Be it enacted and declared by this grand assembly, if any slave resist his master (or other by his masters order correcting him) and by the extremity of the correction should chance to die, that his death shall not be accommodated felony, but the master (or that other person appointed by the master to punish him) be acquit from molestation, since it cannot be presumed that repented malice (which alone makes further felony) should induce any man to destroy his own estate.”  This is an act that has yet to be overturned.  Could this be the reason why blacks are being killed by white officers without receiving no punishment for such an act?  Today we call this “Stand your ground Act,” all set in place to protect one set of people……