Disregarding Empirical Research, Florida Panel Largely Endorses 'Stand Your Ground' Law

From ThinkProgress Thu Nov 15 2012, 09:00:38

In the months since the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin drew national attention to Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law and others like it that authorize the unfettered use of deadly force in self-defense, several empirical studies have found these laws are associated with a significant increase in homicides, have a disproportionate impact on African Americans, and do not [...]

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