02/26/2015 12:55 pm ET

3 Years Since Trayvon Martin's Killing, Stand Your Ground Laws Are Alive And Well In America

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On the night of February 26, 2012 — three years ago today — police responded to several 911 calls from The Retreat at Twin Lakes, a gated community in Sanford, Florida. They arrived on the scene two minutes after George Zimmerman fatally shot teenager Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman told the officers he acted in self-defense, and police later said they had no reason to doubt him. Zimmerman was not arrested.

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