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April 4th, 2012
07:16 AM ET

Florida State Sen. Smith to form task force to review "Stand Your Ground" law in light of Trayvon Martin shooting

State Sen. Chris Smith (D-FL) on creating a task force to review Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law.

Filed under: Trayvon Martin
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  1. M-AZ


    I think you are right. No one is discussing that fact that this kid was scared or a little nervous about being followed, which means his defenses were JUSTIFIABLY up as well, and he perhaps resorted to physically defending himself as opposed to having a gun on his person. The probably for a lot of people is that if Zimmerman was wrong, and I believe he was and is, the "Stand Your Ground" law is wrong as well, not to mention it is a very dangerous piece of legislature as well. Trayvon is not the only victim down in FL of this law.

    Justice for Trayvon

    April 10, 2012 at 12:48 pm | Reply
  2. JA Bolton

    There is only ONE issue in the Trayvon Martin case – Zimmerman got out of his vehicle and chased the kid. If Trayvon ran or fought back, is that what we all tell our kids to do if approached by a stranger? The news media and the groups need to focus on this one issue, not all this extraneous stuff.

    April 5, 2012 at 6:09 am | Reply

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