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This powerful and thought provoking editorial cartoon is courtesy of the Miami Herald‘s Jim Morin. It originally ran on February 13, 2014 and shows the deadly consequences of the stand-your-ground law in Florida. 

Ideally, stand-your-grand is all about self-defense. However, it has been used to help killers get away with murder. Titled “Standing Their Ground,”the Pulitzer Prize winner illustrates this by using headstones that only describe what led to someone’s death. Unfortunately is pretty easy to figure out who he means. For example, “Played music too loud,” refers to 17-year-old Jordan Davis, who was murdered by Michael Dunn for playing his music too loud while “Word a hoodie,” refers to the death of Trayvon Martin at the hands of George Zimmerman, who was acquitted of murder.

Justice shouldn’t be an uphill battle. The tombstones depicted here are a testament to that.

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Photo: The Miami Herald