Media Won’t Stand Down on ‘Stand Your Ground’

by Andrew Johnson

Since George Zimmerman’s acquittal last weekend, several anchors, opinion-makers, politicians, and entertainers have been quick to wrongly blame Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” laws in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. But as Allen Ginzberg, and others, have noted, the defense didn’t invoke the law.

That hasn’t stopped several media personalities from focusing on Stand Your Ground laws all week.