Florida Task Force Begins Review of Self-Defense Law

LONGWOOD, Fla. (AP) — The chair of a task force charged with reviewing Florida’s “stand your ground” law says there are no plans to meet privately with the parents of a teen who was killed in February by a neighborhood watch volunteer.

On Tuesday, Trayvon Martin’s parents planned to lead a rally outside the meeting of the Citizen Safety and Protection task force. Later they will present a petition with more than 300,000 signatures asking for the reform or repeal of the law.

But Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll says the meeting isn’t about Martin’s specific case.

Carroll says Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton will be able to share their views during public testimony in the afternoon.

George Zimmerman has pleaded not guilty to the second-degree murder of 17-year-old Martin following an altercation.


Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.


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