Tracy Martin, center, speaks at the Sanford City Commission meeting with Trayvon's mother, Sybrina Fulton, left, and the family lawyer, Benjamin Crump at the Sanford Civic Center in Sanford Fla., Monday, March 26, 2012. Matin's death has called many to question the legitimacy of the Stand your Ground legislation which is protecting Martin's killer from prosecution. (AP Photo/Julie Fletcher)

Who is behind Stand Your Ground and similar laws?

(NEW YORK) MintPress — As the public outcry over the Trayvon Martin case reaches fever pitch, Florida’s Stand Your Ground law is under scrutiny. Under the law, a person can use deadly force against someone they believe is threatening. Although there is evidence that suggests Martin’s shooter, George Zimmerman, pursued the teen first, before the encounter that […]

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