Sybrina Fulton to testify before congress on stand your ground laws

Sybrina Fulton, the mother of the 17-year-old Martin who was slain in Florida in 2012, will be a witness at a hearing chaired by Durbin (D-Ill.) that will explore the “civil rights and public safety implications” of state laws that allow deadly force to be used by citizens to protect themselves, according to media guidance. The hearing will be held on Tuesday.

This is embarassing. The laws of self-defense are color-blind. Zimmerman didn't need to invoke stand-your-ground, as he was unable to retreat, so the outcome would not have changed in a duty to retreat state. More importantly, as a general principle, there's nothing wrong with using deadly force in self-defense against a lethal threat.

This entry was published Mon Sep 16 09:32:55 CDT 2013 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2013-09-16 09:32:55.0. [Tweet]

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