Friday, March 30, 2012 | Categories: Day 6 Blog
At the heart of the Trayvon Martin controversy is what's known as the "Stand Your Ground" law. Introduced in Florida in 2005, the law eliminates a citizen's duty to retreat before using deadly force if attacked outside the home, and grants immunity from prosecution or civil lawsuits in self-defense cases. Similar laws have been adopted by over a dozen states since it was introduced in Florida. Brent spoke to Miami Herald crime reporter David Ovalle about the law.