Why is it that, to press their own agendas, people are so quick to strip Trayvon Martin of his very best defense? What bitter irony!
The thing wrong with most of this 'debate' is that most people totally miss the forest for the trees. The problem is not this law but law enforfcement together with ignorance of the law. The failure (indeed the danger) is in falling to examine the plain language of this law and apply it to the facts as we know them. Simply stated, almost everything most people think they know about this Florida stand and your ground law is just plain wrong. They get it bass backwards.
I really wish people would at least read the law and apply it to the these facts – in which case their opinions might change radically. Under this law and these facts this statute actually convicts Zimmerman and exonerates Trayvon Martin. Simply put, Zimmerman’s misconceived shield is really Trayvon Martin’s sword.
Those two links take you to articles written before SYG was offered as an Open Call and keep in mind that the Martin's own co-counsel agrees with that analysis.
Natalie A. Jackson, Esq., founder of The Women's Trial Group, in Orlando Florida is co-counsel for the parents of Travon Martin and recently appeared on Democracy Now. After reviewing these links she wrote (and I quote with her express permission)
“Thank you. Your blog is very well written and thought out...I agree with your analysis.”
So before people trash this law they should understand that the Martin’s own legal council agrees that it is Trayvon Martin and only Trayvon Martin who can assert stand your ground as his defense and against Zimmerman.
Now before reacting please read first and remember that the Martin's own legal counsel expressely agrees with this analysis.