Friend of mine passed this along to me today. The Tamp Bay Times researched 200 trials where the "Stand your ground' law in Florida was used as a defense in a case.
The facts are (as usual) nothing like the talking heads would like to have people believe.
First the article that calls on the study:
Florida blacks benefit from Florida 'Stand Your Ground' | The Daily Caller
And the actual study from the Tampa Bay Times:... approximately one third of Florida “Stand Your Ground” claims in fatal cases have been made by black defendants, and they have used the defense successfully 55 percent of the time, at the same rate as the population at large and at a higher rate than white defendants, according to a Daily Caller analysis of a database maintained by the Tampa Bay Times.
Stand your ground law, Trayvon Martin and a shocking legacy | Tampa Bay Times