Legislation inspired by Florida’s Trayvon Martin case failed in a Senate committee Tuesday amid concerns that it would cloud state law
First, the case of Martin/Zimmerman is not yet finalized so what we have here is a clear case of “fixin’ what ain’t broken.” But what is more interesting is that the person introducing the bill, Sen. Yvonne Dorsey-Colomb refused to clarify its language even though everybody told her that it made a hash out of the current law. If one was to be suspicious, we could say that muddying the current law was the original intention in the hopes of coming back later and strike Stand Your Ground out of the books.
Then again it could be just plain stupidity in Ms. Dorsey-Colomb’s part. We are talking politicians here.