George Zimmerman and the Right to Violence
7 Pages Posted: 30 Aug 2012
Date Written: August 29, 2012
For more than 200 years, the Constitution and common law have not just enabled but tacitly encouraged citizens to respond to provocation with violent force. Though scholars have already investigated the developments that eroded the duty to retreat, a major part of this story has been overlooked: a deep-seated American apathy toward interpersonal violence. The Stand Your Ground law in Florida has received intense scrutiny in the aftermath of the killing of Trayvon Martin . But to understand Stand Your Ground and its roots we have to look well beyond chapter 776 in the Florida code.
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Stein, Joshua, George Zimmerman and the Right to Violence (August 29, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2138270 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2138270
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