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When “stand your ground” fails – Crime – Salon.com.

Trayvon Martin’s tragic murder has brought much-needed scrutiny to “Stand Your Ground” laws. If you read or hear about a local “Stand Your Ground” case that isn’t getting much national press, blog about it on Open Salon.

As the shooting death of Trayvon Martin and the failure of authorities to arrest his killer, George Zimmerman, continues to grab headlines, many conservatives and gun rights advocates insist that race has nothing to do with it. Some have also rallied to the defense of Florida’s “stand your ground” law, the self-defense legislation under which Zimmerman was able to avoid arrest. Yet not all stand your ground claims are so successful. Not too far from Sanford, Fla., a black man named John McNeil is serving a life sentence for shooting Brian Epp, a white man who trespassed and attacked him…

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Sybrina Fulton, has clarified her statements on MSNBC

Trayvon Martin’s Mother Calls The Shooting an Accident, than Retracts her Statement

Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin says that her statement about George Zimmerman killing her son accidentally was mischaracterized.

Here is here follow up statement:

Earlier today, I made a comment to the media that was later mischaracterized. When I referenced the word ‘accident’ today with regard to Trayvon’s death, in NO way did I mean the shooting was an accident.
We believe that George Zimmerman stalked my son and murdered him in cold blood. The ‘accident’ I was referring to was the fact that George Zimmerman and my son ever crossed paths. It was an accidental encounter. If George Zimmerman hadn’t gotten out of his vehicle, this entire incident would have been avoided.
My son was profiled, followed and murdered by George Zimmerman, and there was nothing accidental about that.

See the video of her original statement here:

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