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    Ethical Dilemma: Actors Involved

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    The controversial "Stand Your Ground Law" has been used in two recent shootings in Florida.

    A Florida teen, Jordan Davis, was shot to death on Friday, November 23, 2012. The young man was riding in a car full of teenagers playing loud music. He was allegedly shot by Michael Dunn due to the loud music being played from the car.

    You can read more here:
    •http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/11/28/15513847-florida-man-pleads-not-guilty-to-shooting-teen-to-death-over-loud-music?lite
    •http://www.firstcoastnews.com/topstories/article/286983/483/Suspect-in-Jordan-Davis-shooting-death-faces-new-charges
    •http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String&URL=0700-0799/0776/Sections/0776.013.html

    Provide a 2- to 3-page summary of the ethical issue and address the following issues in relationship to the ethical dilemma presented:
    •Summarize the ethical dilemma presented.
    •List the actors involved in the ethical dilemma.
    •Provide a definition of morality and ethics.
    •How could this dilemma have occurred in a "good society"?
    •Discuss whether situational ethics were applied in this dilemma.
    •Provide alternative solutions to this ethical dilemma.

    Support your responses with examples.

    Cite any sources in APA format.

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    The controversial "Stand Your Ground Law" has been used in two recent shootings in Florida.
    A Florida teen, Jordan Davis, was shot to death on Friday, November 23, 2012. The young man was riding in a car full of teenagers playing loud music. He was allegedly shot by Michael Dunn due to the loud music being played from the car.
    Provide a 2- to 3-page summary of the ethical issue and address the following issues in relationship to the ethical dilemma presented:
    •Summarize the ethical dilemma presented.

    First and foremost, there is a major ethical dilemma with the "Stand Your Ground Law" as it encourages vigilante justice, which many believe was the reason why both George Zimmerman and Michael Dunn believed they could take the law in their own hands. In reference to the Dunn case, he used a defense that was tailored for this law wherein he alleged that because he saw a non-existent gun, he was able to stand his ground and fire in self-defense. Nevermind the fact that in both of these sordid cases, the gunmen were the instigators and ...

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    Ethical dilemma for actors involved is examined.

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