8. New Cases Reignites Fire On “Stand Your Ground” Law & Its Racial Implications

The Trayvon Martin case made Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law a national topic of discussion, and the law has since drawn scrutiny for its ambiguity and alleged bias towards Black people. Recent cases like Jordan Russell Davis, a 17-year-old Black teen who was shot by a white man at a gas station while unarmed, and Trevor Dooley, a 71-year-old Black man who was found guilty of manslaughter for shooting a White neighbor, reaffirmed claims from onlookers who cite an underlined racial bias in the law.

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