George Zimmerman, Gun Violence, Trayvon Martin

George Zimmerman Shot in the Face During Road Rage Incident


Trayvon martin’s killer, George Zimmerman messed with the wrong one this time. The acquitted murderer was reportedly shot in the face in a road rage incident near Orlando, Florida.

FOX 35 TV reports Zimmerman and two men argued during a road rage incident in Lake Mary, Florida.

One of the men produced a handgun and shot Zimmerman. FOX 35 reports Zimmerman received a minor flesh wound.

Zimmerman famously shot and killed 17-year-old Martin as the Miami teenager cut through a subdivision on his way to his father’s girlfriend’s apartment. Martin was carrying a can of iced tea and a bag of Skittles when he died.

Zimmerman claimed self-defense under Florida’s “stand Your Ground” law — even though Martin was unarmed.

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“Stand Your Ground”… is this law racially motivated? Tonight on “Conversations Of A Sistah”


Many states have enacted “stand your ground” laws that remove the duty to retreat before using deadly force in self-defense.

A substantial minority of states have laws imposing a duty to retreat, with some important variations. In general, a duty to retreat means that you are not allowed to resort to deadly force in self-defense if it is possible to safely avoid the risk of harm or death (by running away, for example). If that is not an option and you were cornered or pinned down and facing serious harm, then you could be authorized to use deadly force in self-defense.

This was George Zimmerman’s claim in the Trayvon Martin case, he created a fabricated LIE to justify him using deadly force in killing the unarmed teen. This made the “Stand Your Ground” law a central part of the Trayvon Martin controversy. Zimmerman claimed Trayvon Martin pinned him down to the ground, while pounding his head on the pavement, leaving him no other option but to use his weapon in self-defense.

renisha-mcbride-540x668And the recent case of Renisha McBride, 19, (pictured here), the young woman who was shot in the face when she knocked on a door in Dearborn Heights, Mich., at 2:30 a.m. in the morning seeking help after wrecking her car in the early morning hours of Nov. 2.

Civil rights groups have said the killing of McBride, who is black, is an example of racial profiling. They have said the circumstances surrounding her death are similar to the murder of Trayvon Martin.

There are 24 states that have stand your ground laws. 24. That is almost half of all states, and that’s frightening. Additionally, the majority of victims in Florida “Stand Your Ground” cases  have been white.

Join me tonight at 8:00 PM on Conversations Of A SistahviaConversations Liveas we take a look at this law and the alarming cases of “Stand your ground”.

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