The panel charged by Gov. Rick Scott with reviewing the state’s ‘stand your ground’ self-defense law did not recommend any major changes to the statute, although it did make suggestions for tweaks by the Legislature in the upcoming session. The basic premise of the law isn’t challenged in the final report released Friday. Scott’s Task Force on Citizen Safety and Protection included lawmakers, prosecutors, defense attorneys, representatives of minority communities and law enforcement.
Scott appointed the panel amid outrage over last year’s shooting death of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teen who was killed by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in Sanford. Zimmerman wasn’t arrested for months, until after national protests.
Senate Democratic Leader Chris Smith, who asked to be on the task force but wasn’t appointed, said he’d expected this result.
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The panel charged by Gov. Rick Scott with reviewing the state’s ‘stand your ground’…
by Personal Defense World / Feb 22, 2013