Trayvon Martin Shooting: Broward Lawmakers Say "Stand Your Ground" Will Go (Video)
Broward state rep and House Democratic leader-designate Perry Thurston Jr. spoke with Lawrence O'Donnell on MSNBC's The Last Word last night about Governor Rick Scott's decision to create a task force to look at the "stand your ground" law. While he sees the "prospects looking better," MSNBC contributor Jonathan Capeheart argues the law is "insane" to begin with.
Thurston also said he felt the need to move forward without delay and that the task force should have individuals like members of the NAACP and soccer moms. Thurston argued that task force members investigating the "Stand Your Ground" law, like soccer moms, for example, need to feel the pain the Trayvon Martin's mother felt.
All the while American is sitting on pins and needles, waiting for Zimmerman's arrest.
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