Trayvon Martin's Mother to Testify in Senate on 'Stand Your Ground' Laws

Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), the chairman of the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights, announced on Thursday that a central witness in the September 17 Senate hearing targeting “Stand Your Ground” laws will be Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon Martin’s mother. 

Another witness will be Lucia McBath, the mother of Jordan Davis, who was shot and killed in 2012 at a gas station in Jacksonville, Florida.

Other witnesses scheduled to appear include: William Meggs, State Attorney, Second Judicial Circuit, Tallahassee, Fla.; Ronald Sullivan, Clinical Professor of Law, Director of the Criminal Justice Institute, Harvard Law School; John Lott, President, Crime Prevention Research Center; and Ilya Shapiro, Senior Fellow, CATO Institute

Trayvon Martin’s mother is being asked to testify in the hearing even though George Zimmerman, who shot her son, waived his right to use Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” laws in his own defense.


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