Zimmerman Verdict Brings Renewed Focus to Stand Your Ground Laws

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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