Thursday, March 29, 2012
Recently, National Public Radio interviewed Florida State Representative Dennis Baxley, co-sponsor of the statute on which George Zimmerman relies to justify his killing of Trayvon Martin. Rep. Baxley stated that the statute does not justify what Zimmerman did:
From my review, I certainly - it certainly wasn't the intent of any of us to protect anyone who was pursuing and confronting other people. It was when an individual law-abiding citizen was the subject and the victim of a violent attack. And an investigation always has to be done to determine that. I think in this case the important thing is we have a template moving forward.
Still, he continues to endorse the statute. Here is the interview with Neil Conan of NPR’s Talk of the Nation.