You are as wrong as you could be. Zimmerman’s acquittal had nothing to do with any Stand Your Ground law — because he wasn’t standing his ground. The jury didn’t believe he was standing, but instead he was flat on his back being punched repeatedly by Martin. They believed there was a reasonable chance he shot Martin in self-defense because of his risk of serious or fatal injury.

Retired software developer, husband, father. Student of history. Met Fan

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store