Update: The Huffington Post has a dedicated page with the latest information on the tragedy and the nation’s response. Find it here.
His story has been all over the news lately, and I’m surprised it took so long for the incident to gain so much attention. Here’s an interesting piece in the NYTimes regarding the law that allows Mr. Zimmerman to get away with what he did (for now at least). Florida, among other states, has passed so-called “Stand Your Ground” laws in recent years. They allow someone to murder someone else, claim it was in self-defense, and not be held liable for their actions. Sounds like a very slippery slope to me. Does anyone else find this terrifying?