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Wed Apr 4, 2012, 10:42 PM

Trayvon Martin Resolution Introduced By Congressional Black Caucus

Source: Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- The Congressional Black Caucus unveiled a resolution on Wednesday that honors the life of Trayvon Martin and calls for the repeal of "Stand Your Ground" gun laws in every state that has one, including Florida, where Martin was killed.

"Florida's misguided 'Stand Your Ground' law does not make our streets safer, rather it turns our streets into a showdown at the OK Corral," Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.), a sponsor of the resolution, said in a statement. "But this is not the Wild West. We are supposed to be a civilized society. Let Trayvon's death not be for naught. Let us honor his life by righting this wrong, and seeing that justice is served for Trayvon and his family. George Zimmerman must be prosecuted for his admitted shooting of Trayvon Martin and the 'Stand Your Ground' law must be repealed."

Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.), who represents the Sanford, Fla., district where the unarmed 17-year-old was shot dead in February by a self-appointed neighborhood watch volunteer, said Congress should pass the resolution because Martin's death "speaks to the reality that racial profiling still exists in America.

The resolution, symbolic but not legally binding, indirectly criticizes the National Rifle Association for pushing Stand Your Ground state laws around the country. It also calls on state legislatures to reject similar legislation and "urges the repeal of the Stand Your Ground law in every applicable state, including Florida."

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/04/trayvon-martin-resolution-congressional-black-caucus_n_1404441.html

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