There seems to be an unfounded presumption in the media that only Zimmerman can claim as a defense the Florida Stand Your Ground statute. But why can't it apply to Trayvon?
We still don't know all that happened but why doesn't that law work in Trayvon's favor? He's being followed by a stranger and according to his girlfriend is clearly concerned about his safety. So if there's a confrontation, when Trayvon believes he's being threatened, does that law give him the right to use the same deadly force as Zimmerman now claims? Of course Zimmerman didn't have to pursue Trayvon. If he listened to the police who told him not to pursue Trayvon, they'd both be alive today.