A living will and durable power of attorney can save you and your family lots of pain and aggravation when disaster strikes.
Central to understanding the George Zimmerman case is the idea of self-defense, or Justification.. The entire "stand-your-ground law" issue is only a subpart of the discussion. It isn't a new defense; it merely alters the rules.
You may have seen this photograph making the rounds. I saw it yesterday on twitter. It shows a military helicopter hovering over the crowd in Cairo. The photo is mostly dark, with the helicopter eliminated by dozens of green, hand-held laser pointers. The protesters are trying to blind the pilot, preventing him from firing on them. Juxtaposed with the video of several helicopters flying by, trailing the Egyptian flag, and you get a sense for the uneasy balance between the protesters on the street and their would-be saviors, would be destroyers, the Egyptian military.