State Senator: Dems will try to amend Florida's stand your ground law next year
Late last month 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot in a gated community in Sanford; the self-appointed neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman said he shot Martin in self defense. But in 911 calls released this week, a child can be heard calling for help, the operator instructed Zimmerman to stop pursuing Martin. Zimmerman has not been arrested, but a grand jury will convene next week. Sanford Police say they have not charged Zimmerman because he claimed self defense under Floridaâ€™s â€œstand your groundâ€ law. Many people in the community are outraged.
Martinâ€™s parents plan to attend a march tonight in New York City called the Million Hoodie March.
Joining us was Rev. Charles McKenzie, with the Rainbow PUSH coalition.
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Thursday March 22 at 7 p.m. thereâ€™s a rally at the Sanford First Shiloh Baptist Church. A caravan is leaving tomorrow afternoon from Occupy Tampaâ€™s Voice of Freedom Park.
Next Saturday March 31 the Florida State Conference of the NAACP hosts a march and rally at 11 a.m. in Sanford