One of the most stunning reactions came from the music icon and 22 Grammy Award winner Stevie Wonder, who declared he would not performed in Florida again until they stopped exercising the brutal Stand Your Ground Law, which is a self-defense law for when an individual finds it imperative to use direct force of protection.
Like many, Wonder and (now gospel duo Mary Mary who will also boycott) felt the state of Florida has abused this law for too long as this current calamity was not the first to include the controversial bill and likely won’t be the last. Florida has a rough history with Stand Your Ground and is the most notorious state that uses it, yet there are 25 other states that also have in their commandments.
While Wonder hasn’t announced his invisibility from the other 25 states, let’s list the others that while haven’t had as long a history as Florida, do have the Stand Your Ground law. Do any of the 26 states surprise you?
–C. Shardae Jobson (@lavishrebellion)