Zimmerman verdict spurs talk of Florida boycott, ignores other 'stand-your-ground' states

July 22, 2013 6:21 PM

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Zimmerman verdict spurs talk of Florida boycott, ignores other 'stand-your-ground' states

Black lawmakers and other groups are trying to harness outrage over the George Zimmerman verdict into a national indictment against the state of Florida, seeking to organize an Arizona-style boycott against everything from tourism to orange juice.

While Arizona had passed first-of-its kind legislation against illegal immigration when the uproar started over that state, Florida is hardly unique. At least 22 states have "stand-your-ground" laws -- which allow people to use deadly force to protect themselves often without any compulsion to retre...

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