HLN tells me many of their viewers have asked this question, and some have indicated that they’re afraid to move to or travel to Florida until the laws change. Are they wise to be afraid?
I know it may seem disingenuous for me to try to answer this question, as I successfully defended George Zimmerman in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, so let me say this: No one knows the details of the Zimmerman case better than I do, and I’m absolutely convinced the shooting was justifiable self-defense and there were no racial motives at play.
There has been a lot of debate about Florida's "stand your ground" law in recent days. From my perspective, the George Zimmerman and Michael Dunn cases were not "stand your ground" cases, although I know reasonable people disagree about my stance on this.
What I think most people can agree on is that the "stand your ground" law is confusing. I know because I've tried to explain it a hundred times. And here is my 101st attempt, this time in the context of the hung jury on the murder charge in the Dunn trial.