“We are clear in the methods section of the paper that we conduct secondary data analysis of a database put together by the Tampa bay Times (TBT). We state in the methods section “The TBT data set includes 237 cases related to Florida’s ‘Stand Your Ground’ (SYG) law from 2005 to 2013. The TBT included cases that either involved a request for a ‘Stand Your Ground’ immunity hearing or ‘cases where circumstances appeared to reflect the Legislature’s intent when it passed the law’ (Tampa Bay Times, 2013)”. We use the term “Stand Your Ground” as it has been used in the media around highly publicized cases (e.g., Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman) and not the legal definition provided below [by Branca]. We take the SYG terminology from the TBT who created this database of cases and did preliminary reporting on the results of this data.
You can now retract your lower jaw from the ground to its fully closed position against the upper jaw.
This is the “scientific” equivalent of Stephen Wright’s joke :
I saw it in a cartoon once, but I’m pretty sure I can do it.
Go on and read the rest of the article. Take bottle of spirits with you.