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Trayvon's Mom to Senate: "Clarify Stand Your Ground Laws" LOL!

Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin, is telling a Senate panel Tuesday that states must clarify their "stand your ground" self-defense laws.

The laws, adopted in some form by at least 22 states, generally cancel a person's duty to retreat in the face of a serious physical threat. But the 2012 shooting of Fulton's unarmed son, Trayvon Martin, 17, and the acquittal of George Zimmerman this year provided evidence that "stand your ground" laws can be confusing and applied inconsistently, she said.

"By being unclear in when and how it is applied, stand your ground in its current form is far to open to abuse," Fulton said in prepared testimony for the Senate Judiciary Committee.

The Democratic-led Senate was holding the hearing even though no congressional action is expected on the state policies. Even in the states, Martin's killing, Zimmerman's politically charged acquittal on manslaughter charges and encouragement from the Obama administration seem unlikely to spur changes in "stand your ground" laws. Most states with such laws are conservative and lean toward policies that defend gun owners' rights.


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LOL at a grieving mother?

Whatever else, she's been through one of the most brutal experiences life has to offer.

Be brave, be brave, the Myan pilot needs no aeroplane.

She is not a grieving mother

She is a political pawn using her situation and being used to break laws and take away your rights.
If they take away YOUR right to defend yourself what will she be then?
A grieving mother?
I've lost a kid.
I know a con when I see one.

The ultimate in affirmative action.

Getting your own personal US Senate panel hearing !

It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people that pay no price for being wrong.
Thomas Sowell


Zimmerman may have told the truth
but in reality he got beat up and killed a teen for it
kind of a weak move on his part

I know, he should have just

I know, he should have just let himself get killed amirite?

End The Fed!
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Why is this still relevant?

Why is this still relevant? Why was a hearing held?

Southern Agrarian

The hearing is later

The hearing is later today.
Not relevant to us.
But very relevant to 51% of the people who support the dictator's disarming of America.

Wow...even after

going through that entire trial, she still thinks that Zimmerman's defense was based on Stand Your Ground. Sad.

I'd rather have a bottle in front o' me than a frontal lobotomy

I knew this woman was an

I knew this woman was an idiot almost from the beginning. Z's defense didn't even need to use the Florida Stand Your Ground law - it was blatant self-defense that would've been used in a state WITHOUT SYG laws. This woman needs to accept the fact that her son was a thug. Why else would she have kicked him out of her house in the first place.

Oh "Timely" you know him so well don't you.

THUG??? lol, He went to Dr. Michael Krop Highschool in Miami. Im from there, that's a school for the NON THUGS. lol in all seriousness.

He was just a normal kid, stop with the character assassination, he was just a regular teen. We all have coming of age experiences and stages in our lives.

If your sins were revealed, people might call you a thug... So watch yourself, breathe and let go your obvious past trauma lol. psh...

you know timely

you can have care and compassion and not be a neoliberal
Zimmerman will be forever plagued by this
and trayvon will be gone forever
all because of a misunderstanding no one was right in this case so taking sides incorrect
plus you are using talking points from the neocons
as she is using talking points from the neolibs

ya f those stupid people

ya that lady is an idiot
and her dead son is a thug
probably a good thing he's dead
screw people and there kids



+1 for the first 3 lines, -1 for the last....


The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.
Friedrich Nietzsche