With all of the recent media coverage concerning the Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman incident I thought I would take the time to look up the Florida "Stand Your Ground" law. From some of the postings I have read so far a good number of people have tried to make this a race issue. But the truth of the matter is that this is in fact a legal issue and is now in the hands of our justice system. So if you are a supporter of Mr. Zimmerman then feel free to read the Florida state statute as it is written. I pulled a copy down after I looked it up and copied and pasted it to a word document. I did not look up the police report but then that particular report is a matter of public record so anyone can look it up for themselves.
This is an entire copy of the Florida "Stand Your ground Law." Those of you who support Mr. Zimmerman please do read this and then determine for yourself if Mr. Zimmerman was within the confines of the law or if the law does not apply at all. For those who areRead More »from The State of Florida Vs George Zimmerman