Emmett Till in Sanford : The New Yorker

“This week, the state attorney in Tallahassee, Willie Meggs, told the Times, “The consequences of the law have been devastating around the state. It’s almost insane what we are having to deal with.” Gang members, drug dealers, and road-rage killers are, according to Meggs, all successfully invoking Stand Your Ground. “The person who is alive always says, ‘I was in fear that he was going to hurt me.’ … And the other person would say, ‘I wasn’t going to hurt anyone.’ But he is dead. That is the problem they are wrestling with in Sanford.”
That is one of the problems they are wrestling with in Sanford.”

Great writing by William Finnegan to close this tragic story from the New Yorker. Via @davepell’s newsletter Next Draft. You should subscribe.