Zimmerman Verdict Brings Renewed Focus to Stand Your Ground Laws

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George Zimmerman’s defense team didn’t invoke Florida’s “stand your ground” defense in winning his acquittal of murder in last year’s shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, but the specter of the 2005 law loomed over the proceedings, reports NPR. It was inevitable that the racially fraught trial would again catapult Florida’s law — which extends
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