'Stand your ground' task force to visit Sanford
Florida self-defense law under review after Trayvon Martin shot, killed
SANFORD, Fla. – A new Florida task force examining the state's self-defense laws is coming to Sanford.
After much debate, the Task Force on Citizen Safety and Protection voted at its first meeting to head to the city where teenager Trayvon Martin was killed.
The group set up by Gov. Rick Scott also plans to meet in Martin's hometown of Miami Gardens.
Martin was shot by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, who maintains he acted in self-defense. Zimmerman was charged with second-degree murder following weeks of protests.
Much of the first meeting of the task force centered on what laws the group should review and what work it should do in the next several months.
It was clear that battle lines were forming over whether the state's self-defense laws need to be changed.
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