With George Zimmerman off the hook for shooting Trayvon Martin, Shoot-em-up Charlie takes a look at how the case was won. With ALEC, the NRA and Stand-Your-Ground laws, this case was about much more than race. A Mark Fiore political animation.
Note: The audio played over the credits is a tape of a 911 call that Texas resident Joe Horn made in 2007. The dramatic call documents Horn’s decision to use his shotgun to stop a burglary in progress at his neighbor’s house — against the instructions of the 911 operator. Horn shot and killed both burglars, and was later cleared of all charges by a grand jury. The Tampa Bay Times reports that over 200 cases have involved Stand Your Ground laws in Florida since 2005.