Live Chat: Trayvon Martin and Stand Your Ground Law

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Written By admin at Saturday, March 31st, 2012

Homicides in self-defense nearly doubled from 2000 to 2010, driven by states with “stand your ground” laws. The laws grant people more leeway to attack and even kill someone who is threatening them. Such a law was invoked in the death of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed Florida teen who was shot by a neighborhood watchman. The case and its legal precedents will be the focus of a live chat on Monday at 2 p.m. EDT.

Joe Palazzolo of The Journal’s legal reporting team will be joined by Arian Campo-Flores, a reporter following developments as the Justice Department investigates the case. National news editor Peter Jeffery will moderate. Ask your questions now by clicking “Comment Now” below.

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