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Changes to 'Stand Your Ground' in Florida

(L-R) Attorney Benjamin Crump, Tracy Martin, and Sybrina Fulton, on Capitol Hill, March 27, 2012. (Photo: Jacquelyn Martin/AP)

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(AURN) -- The parents of Florida teen Trayvon Martin is among those reacting to the  advancement on a bill in the Florida Senate that makes changes to the state's controversial 'Stand Your Ground' law.  

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Spear-headed my numeous protests in the aftermath George Zimmerman's acquittal in the death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin, lawmakers are taking another look at the law.

Among changes, the bill would require proper training for neighborhood watch programs, ensure a proper investigation is conducted after stand your ground is claimed, and limit the use of the law when aggressors claim it.

 

In the Facebook photo (above), Florida youth activist group 'Dream Defenders' took over the Florida Governor Rick Scott's office earlier this year demanding a repeal of the state's 'stand your ground' law.

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Meantime, NY activist and commentator Michael Skolnik says over youth and gun violence must be addressed.   Skolnik is the political advisor to hip hop mogul Russell Simmons and Editor-in-Chief of GlobalGrind.com

 





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