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‘Stand your ground’: a get-out-of-jail-free card?

Florida’s “stand your ground” law has allowed drug dealers to avoid murder charges and gang members to walk free. It has stymied prosecutors and confused judges.

It has also served its intended purpose, exonerating dozens of people who were deemed to be legitimately acting in self-defense. Among them: a woman who was choked and beaten by an irate tenant and a man who was threatened in his driveway by a convicted felon.

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/06/02/2830091/stand-your-ground-a-get-out-of.html#storylink=cpy

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