an African-American Florida woman, was sentenced to 20 years in prison in 2012 for shooting what she described as warning shots into a wall during a confrontation with her husband. Alexander’s lawyers claimed self-defense in the case, and said her husband had a history of abuse in their relationship. They invoked Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law, which gives people the right to use lethal force if they feel their life is threatened. The jury ultimately sided with prosecutors in deciding Alexander’s actions were not in self-defense.

Stand Your Ground Laws Apparently Don't Apply to Everyone

George Zimmerman who stalked and shot a 17 year old kid just got off using stand your ground rule, so what is the difference here?


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