Florida's "stand your ground" law has emerged as a
powerful political symbol in the wake of the George Zimmerman case, with
Democratic-allied activists looking to carry the issue into next year's
elections as a sign of Republican leadership working to oppress minorities.
Like the 2011 changes made to the state's voting laws by Gov. Rick Scott and the GOP-led Legislature, organizations say the self-defense law mostly threatens poor, black and young Floridians.
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