Stand your ground laws protect a citizen’s right to defend themselves (via Colorado Springs Gazette)
Roderick Scott witnessed Christopher Cervini apparently burglarizing a car and approached him. When Cervini assaulted him, Scott shot Cervini in self-defense. Scott was acquitted of criminal charges related to the shooting. In this case, the shooter (Scott) was black and the criminal (Cervini) who was shot in self-defense was white. Where was the racial outcry? There was none, because race was not a motivating factor in the shooting. The law as it stands has nothing to do with race, but with citizens’ rights to defend themselves without fear of being prosecuted.
Source: Colorado Springs Gazette