Abby Zimet has such an eye for news stories that illumine larger truths about our nation. This story is set in the context of the Trayvon Martin shooting. In that case, an unarmed black man was shot to death. At first, the suspect was not even arrested because of the “Stand Your Ground” laws in Florida.
Then we hear the story of a black woman who fired a registered gun into the ceiling to ward off her abusive husband. She too invoked the “Stand Your Ground” law, and is now serving a twenty year prison term.
What is wrong with this picture?