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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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