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Congressional Black Caucus, in honor of Trayvon Martin, calls for Florida to repeal "Stand Your Ground" law

Some members of the Congressional Black Caucus, including Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Miami, have offered a resolution on Trayvon Martin's death.

In their resolution they urge state legislatures considering "Stand Your Ground" legislation to "reject such proposals." They also condemn "all relevant parties for their roles in proposing 'Stand Your Ground' legislation and similar legislation that compromises public safety and the integrity of the prosecutorial system." It also "condemns unfounded reliance on 'Stand Your Ground' laws to protect actions that extend far beyond historical use of self-defense."

Wilson was among the members of the Florida Senate who approved the 2005 "Stand Your Ground" law in Florida by a 39-0 vote. She has since said she regrets the vote.

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