10 years after Trayvon Martin’s killing: Have ‘stand your ground’ laws led to vigilantism?

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Orlando Sentinel

ORLANDO, Fla. — When George Zimmerman pursued and shot to death 17-year-old Trayvon Martin on a rainy night 10 years ago this week, he was the captain of a neighborhood watch group in a gated Sanford neighborhood that had grown increasingly worried about a rash of burglaries and drug activity. Trayvon was returning to the townhouse of his father’s fiancee from a nearby convenience store. But Zimmerman, who had a state permit to carry a concealed firearm, said he acted in self-defense and police photos showed him with a broken nose and a bloody face. He was later acquitted of second-degree murd…

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