Gov. Rick Scott reiterates that he will not call a special legislative session to address the controversial “stand your ground” law but sends his Department of Juvenile Justice secretary to speak with protesters who have been camped out in the Capitol for six days.
Day five and they’re not budging or backing down from their cause.
For a fourth day in a row, protesters remained firmly in place at the Florida Capitol demanding a special legislative session. The protesters said they plan to remain locked in place for the entire weekend.
The students occupying Gov. Rick Scott’s office waiting area were back to their routine Friday, telling personal stories of experiencing racism, despite Scott refusing their demands Thursday night for a special session about the “stand your ground law.”
Gov. Rick Scott rejected a call for a special session on the “stand your ground” law as he met late Thursday with student protesters who have spent most of the past three days camped outside his Capitol office.
Following the not guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman trial, some Florida students have joined together to call for a “Trayvon Martin Civil Rights Act”.
Protests over George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the Trayvon Martin case continue in South Florida and across the nation.
A Ft. Lauderdale pastor is calling on those who take to the streets to protest the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the death of 17-year old Trayvon Martin to do so peacefully.
Florida State Attorney Angela Corey decided Monday to not use a Grand Jury in the Trayvon Martin shooting death.
A new activist group formed in wake of the Trayvon Martin shooting investigation plans to rally Monday in front of Senator Marco Rubio’s office in Doral to demand that he withdraw his support for the state’s “Stand Your Ground” law.