Say you’re walking home at night when a stranger stops his car and approaches you in the dark. Fearing for your life, you protect yourself with the only weapons at your disposal, your voice and your fists. You land a few good punches and take him down, but the stranger now fears for his life, pulls a gun and shoots you dead. Who stood his ground? Florida’s Stand Your Ground law favors the survivor since dead men tell no tales, and statistics show such laws favor the white male. Repeal or amend this flawed statute.
Philip K. Stoddard, mayor, South Miami