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JUL 29, 2013 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Trayvon Martin's mother: Repeal stand-ground law

(AP) — The mother of slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin joined a prominent African-American lawyers organization in vowing Monday to keep the pressure on legislators to repeal or overhaul "stand your ground" self-defense laws. Sybrina Fulton repeated her assertion that neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman "got away with murder" in the 2012 killing of her son largely because of Florida's self-defense law, which generally removed a person's duty to retreat if possible in the face of danger. Florida Gov. Rick Scott, a Republican, has rejected calls for a special legislative ... Read More

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