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Florida State Senator Chris Smith Has Filed a Bill to Amend Stand Your Ground

 

Florida Senator Chris Smith
Florida Senator Chris Smith

Florida State Senator Christopher Smith has been an outspoken critic of the Stand Your Ground law as written.  When Governor Scott created the Task Force to review the law earlier this year, Smith created his own task force which returned with several recommendations regarding the law.  I have spoken more in-depth about the task force findings earlier on this blog.  I have seen the law used to protect people from being wrongly prosecuted for their exercise of self-defense, and know the value of the law, but there is room to tailor the language of the law for more clarity.  Smith has recently filed a bill recommending some revisions of the Stand Your Ground law.  I haven’t seen the text of Senator Smith’s proposal, but his intent sounds solid for making clear some appropriate parameters.  As always, Crimcourts will be following the developments in the Stand Your Ground law. Definitely check out my earlier post on both the task force recommendations:

https://crimcourts.wordpress.com/2012/11/16/stand-your-ground-panel-approves-of-law-with-few-exceptions/