News flash......... "stand your ground" was not used as a defense in the z trial. #1 | POSTED BY SNIPER AT 2014-02-04 11:43 AM
it certainly was not. but it WAS in the national spotlight. the defense had the option of raising SYG as a defense, but didn't. the police cited potential civil liability due to the SYG statute. and in the article, they specifically say: "'Even if they do not use it as a defense, it will be in the background,' says Lance deHaven-Smith, a Florida State University public policy professor. 'It raises a question of whether the stand-your-ground law encourages overreaction to situations that are deemed by some people as threatening.'"
reading is FUNdamental.