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Whose public safety? Trayvon Martin and Neighborhood Watch

Jonathan Simon, professor of law | March 26, 2012

The killing of teenager Trayvon Martin earlier this month, in Sanford Florida, has inflamed classic concerns about racism and criminal justice (especially in the South) as well as well as criticism of Florida’s “stand your ground law”; a gun rights law that has expanded the circumstances under which self defense may be raised in many … Continue reading »