Jeb Bush Favors Arrest Of George Zimmerman
Former Florida Governor George Bush doesn’t know why George Zimmerman hasn’t been arrested.
Former President George Bush’s brother is a strong enforcer of Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law, which allows citizens broad power to use deadly force, but says this law does not apply to George Zimmerman’s actions. The law removes the traditional common law duty that state one should retreat when threatened in public and allows someone who is threatened to respond with lethal force if it is believed that they are going to escape bodily harm.
But yesterday, Jeb stated that he does not know what an arrest has not been made in the case of George Zimmerman because the broad spanning law did not umbrella his case.
“This law does not apply to this particular circumstance… Stand your ground means stand your ground. It doesn’t mean chase after somebody who’s turned their back.”