Before his trial began, George Zimmerman waived his right to a “stand your ground” immunity hearing. Eventually, Zimmerman’s acquittal was based on pure self-defense, which is why many are having trouble figuring out why the mother of Trayvon Martin has been asked to testify before the Senate at a hearing examining “Stand Your Ground” laws:
.@jamiedupree Why? That wasn't a Stand your Ground case! Trayvon Martin attacked and paid the price. She should testify about self-defense
— Neal Boortz (@Talkmaster) September 12, 2013
@jamiedupree What does she have to do with stand your ground? That defense was NOT used in Zimmerman trial!
— Sick and tired (@dblozik) September 12, 2013
@jamiedupree Even though Stand Your Ground, had nothing to do with the case.
— michael cook (@mscook277) September 12, 2013
@jamiedupree Stand Your Ground was never a factor in her sons case. It was Self Defense. Two very different things.
— Chip S. (@Chip3Bag) September 12, 2013
A waste of time? Wasting time is one of the things the Senate does best. Right behind wasting money.