Many people seem to be confused as to what a “Stand Your Ground” defense is. There are two cases that people are talking about when it comes to stand your ground, but neither really fit. Before we talk about them, lets first understand what “Stand Your Ground” means.
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We have a beautiful thing included in our constitution for those accused of a crime. You see, our constitution dictates that when you are accused of a crime, you are considered innocent until you are proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law. Even when there is overwhelming evidence that the accused is indeed guilty, such as with the Aurora shooter, they are still to be considered innocent until the completion of the trial. George Zimmerman wasn’t that lucky though. Even though our constitution makes him innocent until the completion of the trail, everybody seems to have forgotten about those rights.