It’s About Florida: “Stand Your Ground Law”

Apr 12, 2012

Florida’s “Stand Your Ground Law” has been pushed into the national spotlight after a 17 year-old, Trayvon Martin, was shot and killed by Sanford neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman. Prosecutors have long been against “Stand Your Ground” because they believe it makes it more difficult to prosecute serious crimes like murder cases. But with increasing calls to repeal the law, defense attorneys say that would be a terrible mistake. We hear both sides of the argument:

 

Guests:

State Attorney, Willie Meggs of the 2nd judicial Circuit,

Defense Attorney, Kevin Alvarez.