Law & Order
4:28 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

Florida's Stand Your Ground Law Used in Unintended, 'Bizarre' Ways

Chris Davis discusses the uneven application of Florida's Stand Your Ground law.
Chris Davis says Florida's Stand Your Ground defense is being used in ways lawmakers never imagined.
Credit Courtesy of Chris Davis

This month marks the one-year anniversary of the death of Trayvon Martin. The unarmed Sanford teenager was fatally shot by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman. When Zimmerman goes on trial for second-degree murder this summer, he's expected to use Florida's Stand Your Ground law as his defense.

The Tampa Bay Times recently published an interactive database of Florida's Stand Your Ground cases, which you can view at tampabay.com/stand.

Times investigations editor Chris Davis chatted with WUSF about the project.