Stand Your Ground

Two Georgia laws led private citizens to play cop — with disastrous consequences.
A jury convicted Michael Drejka of manslaughter in the shooting death of Markeis McGlockton outside a Clearwater convenience store.
"I'm not about to get shot for some candy," the "Daily Show" host said.
Michael Dunn said he saw Cristobal Lopez steal a hatchet from his store.
Michael Drejka was charged with manslaughter in the shooting death of Markeis McGlockton last month in Clearwater, Florida.
The fatal shooting of Markeis McGlockton is reminiscent of the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
A man who invoked Florida's controversial gun law shot Markeis McGlockton, 28, in an altercation over a parking space in Clearwater.
As soon as the law took effect, homicide rates spiked.
The court ruled against a new version of the law that makes it even easier for shooters to claim self-defense.
Caroline Light’s provocative and original book, Stand Your Ground: A History of America’s Love Affair With Lethal Self Defense