"A stand-your-ground law is a type of self-defense law that gives individuals the right to use reasonable force to defend themselves without any requirement to evade or retreat from a dangerous situation."
The above definition is the basis for the stand-your-ground law that exists in one form or another in many states
On the surface it seems reasonable enough. You threaten me, I get to take care of myself. Simple, right?
Well, no. Not so simple. In many areas-most recently Florida-it has come to mean something very different. It means more than just self defense. Unfortunately it means to many people "don't even look suspicious!"
The stand-your-ground movement across the country is in my considered opinion one of the most dangerous-and wrong-headed-laws man has ever conceived.
Make no mistake about it. There are going to be more Trayvon Martins. Many more.