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Frederica Wilson seeks to keep Trayvon Martin case in spotlight



Florida Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Miami, introduced a resolution today on what would have been the 18th birthday of Trayvon Martin.

"We all know the tragic circumstances surrounding his murder: Trayvon was racially profiled, chased, made to fight for his life, and ultimately murdered. Yet we as a nation have yet to take substantive action to stop such a heartbreaking incident from happening again," Wilson said, calling for an end to "Stand Your Ground" laws and racial profiling. "Enough is enough: We as a nation have buried too many young black boys.  Let’s set Congress on course to address the underlying causes behind the crisis that Trayvon’s death symbolizes.  Let’s take action to stop racial profiling and give our people a chance to succeed.”

An effort to overturn Florida's Stand Your Ground Law is meeting a dead end in the Legislature.

[Last modified: Sunday, February 17, 2013 3:05pm]


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