Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law isn't the only piece of legislation in the state concerning the right to self-defenceby Teddy Wayne / July 26, 2013 / Leave a comment
George Zimmerman, who was recently acquitted for killing the unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, cited in his defence Florida’s so-called “Stand Your Ground” Law. The trial was intensely controversial and the decision of the Florida court to acquit Zimmerman led to protests across the US. Here, the novelist Teddy Wayne introduces us to some other Floridian laws concerning the right to self-defence.
The “Stand and Deliver” Law: After a screening of the film “Stand and Deliver,” Floridian audience members are permitted to shoot any black males in attendance if they are not visibly inspired to better their lives by Edward James Olmos’s Oscar-nominated performance.