Stand Your Ground laws explained

Published On: Jul 19 2013 01:22:23 PM CDT   Updated On: Jul 19 2013 01:41:42 PM CDT

The Zimmerman trial has brought to light Florida's controversial Stand Your Ground law. Take a look at which other states have similar laws and how the laws actually work.

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In a study done last year by the Tampa Bay Times, nearly 200 Florida Stand Your Ground cases were analyzed. Among the findings was the fact that those who invoke Stand Your Ground to avoid prosecution have been extremely successful. Nearly 70 percent have gone free.

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