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Standing your ground

The Trayvon Martin case–where an unarmed Florida teenager was shot and killed by a man who has subsequently advanced a “stand your ground” self defense argument–raises a lot of questions about the nature of self defense, our tolerance for force in defense of self, the qualitative difference that race makes in police decisions about self defense cases, and the role of the Federal government in intervening where states fail to take action.

While you’re mulling all of those over, I’m going to check if this post has cross posted among the various vehicles that I’m looking to broadcast my thoughts, analysis, and opinion–as modest as all of those things are…

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