This wasn't a Stand Your Ground case; I would like that to be established right away.
That said, with the constant stream of hysterical declarations that the verdict and Stand Your Ground laws signify the second-coming/continuance of Jim Crow and 'open season' on young black males, it should probably be pointed out that the law has apparently disproportionately benefited black defendants in Florida: http://dailycaller.com/2013/07/16/bl...rtionate-rate/
Yes it was. Treyvon attacked Zimmerman first and was bashing his head into the concrete, and then went for Zimmerman's gun and could have shot him. It doesn't get more "stand your ground" than that.
The operative difference between syg and other self-defense laws is that there is no duty of retreat in syg. As the jury had a reasonable doubt that the defense theory of the case was true and zimmerman was on his back when he felt in danger of his life it wouldn't have mattered whether there was a duty to retreat as zimmerman couldn't retreat under those circumstances.
Take the weakest thing in you
And then beat the bastards with it
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