The only travesty of justice in the Trayvon case is Zimmerman being charged with second-degree murder.
Via The Hill:
The House Democrat who represents Trayvon Martin’s district will soon propose legislation repealing the nation’s “Stand Your Ground” laws, which are under a microscope following the shooting death of the Florida teenager earlier this year.
Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) said eliminating such laws might have prevented February’s fatal confrontation between the 17-year-old Martin, an unarmed African-American, and George Zimmerman, 28, an Hispanic neighborhood watch volunteer carrying a 9mm handgun.
Zimmerman, who was arrested more than month after the shooting, says he acted in self-defense when Martin attacked him. His case will spin largely on Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law, which permits the use of deadly force in certain cases of self-defense.
Wilson this week said the law threatens to enable “a horrendous crime.”
“The thought that George Zimmerman could get away with such a horrendous crime is a travesty of justice,” Wilson said Tuesday in a statement announcing her bill. “There are bills in other states known by different taglines that have the same unintended consequences as [Florida’s] Stand Your Ground [law]. They should all be repealed.”