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Can Stand Your Ground create 'legal serial killers?'

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  • 'Stand Your Ground' laws under scrutiny after the Zimmerman trial
  • The law could be invoked in a similar case in Florida

Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law wasn’t used in the George Zimmerman trial, but the case has re-ignited criticism of the law regardless.

Michael Dunn is charged with killing an unarmed, African-American teenager in Jacksonville, Florida. He could invoke the law for his defense. The attorney for Jordan Davis’ family talks about their reaction to the Zimmerman verdict. Are they afraid justice could be denied for their son?

Phillips also had this criticism about the law: "What if we are in a situation where George Zimmerman could become the first legal serial killer? He’s got all these people that want him now - who want to attack him - and he’s able to, one by one, defend himself. That’s where we are headed with a law like Stand Your Ground."

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