Contact Us

What is Standing Your Ground in Alabama?

Right now, emotions are high across the nation as George Zimmerman is now a free man after fatally shooting 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.  The case, which wasn’t  originally investigated, has garnered national attention with some civil rights advocates comparing it to the likes of the Emmitt Till story.

Find a copy of Alabama’s “Stand Your Ground Law” here.

If nothing else, this case has brought to light the dynamics of the laws by which we are governed. Did you know that Alabama’s law says it’s okay to use deadly force against a person that is perceived to be “using or about to use unlawful deadly physical force”? I don’t know about you, but that seems rather vague to me. I can understand the need to protect yourself and your family, but how does one determine that a person is about to use unlawful deadly physical force before it actually happens?

Is this a law that needs to be more clearly defined? I think it’s time for us to meet with the representatives we’ve elected and tell them what we need them to do for us instead of allowing them to think for us.

More from WTUG

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wtug.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on WTUG 92.9 FM quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Register on WTUG 92.9 FM quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!