If the waters are rising around you, and your current course of action must inevitably lead to your total inundation and death, is that “drowning”? Common sense says, yes -- which means Miami and the Everglades and all of South Florida are drowning.
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While this doubtful conviction was ultimately thrown out, the events that led to Thursday's Florida supreme court decision demonstrate just how difficult it is to attack an erroneous conviction even when that conviction is fatally undermined by DNA evidence.
The bill to expand Florida’s notorious Stand Your Ground law became law Friday, after Gov. Rick Scott signed a measure that immunizes individuals who fire or point a gun in self-defense or as a “warning” from criminal penalty.