Repealing or changing Florida’s “stand your ground” self-defense law is a top priority — both as a matter of policy and 2014 politics — for many Democrats in the aftermath of George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the shooting death of black teenager Trayvon Martin.
But Democratic Palm Beach County Public Defender Carey Haughwout told about 100 Democratic activists Thursday that the controversial 2005 law hasn’t made a difference in the way cases are actually prosecuted or tried.
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