Trayvon Martin's Death Puts Florida's 'Stand Your Ground' Law Under New Scrutiny

Police in Sanford, Fla., have become the target of anger and protest around the country for failing to arrest George Zimmerman after he shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. But Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law may have given them little choice. That law grants immunity to anyone who uses deadly force, inside or outside his home, if he can reasonably claim he was defending himself. When police arrived at the scene, Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer, had grass stains on his back and an...Full Story
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