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When Self-Defense Laws Go Too Far

Emily Bazelon takes a close look at Florida's "Stand Your Ground" self-defense law, which protected the man who killed Trayvon Martin: It’s that decision not to press charges that makes Stand Your Ground laws, which a bunch of other states...
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Trayvon Martin’s Mom To Ted Cruz: ‘This Law Does Not Work’

News : The Inquisitr - News (10 months ago)

The mother of Trayvon Martin, a Florida teen slain in 2012 on a Sanford street in a controversial “self defense” case, faced off against Sen. Ted Cruz after a tense hearing over the “stand your ground” laws so linked with the trial ... Read Post

Shellie Zimmerman Doubts George Zimmerman Self Defense Claim

News : The Inquisitr - News (11 months ago)

Shellie Zimmerman doubts her husband George’s self defense story. When George Zimmerman shot Trayvon Martin, he claimed to be upholding Florida’s “stand your ground” law and acting in self defense. The “stand your ground” law states... Read Post

Stand Your Ground Law Comes Under Fire After Trayvon Martin Killing

News : The Inquisitr - News (2 years ago)

George Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin earlier this month but the Florida man wasn’t initially arrested. Why? Well, Zimmerman claimed self defense and because of Florida’s stand your ground law, he might be able to stick by... Read Post


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