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Senator Chris Smith

(Source: CBS4)

Facing South Florida: Florida’s Legislative Session

The Florida Legislative session is well underway and we are beginning to see the signs of what this session is going to be about: gambling bills, sex predators, and teachers with guns.

03/16/2014

Florida Legislature (Source: David Sutta/CBS4)

State Senate Panel Passes “Stand Your Ground” Bill

In the wake of George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, a Senate committee approved a bi-partisan bill which proposes changes to neighborhood watch programs and the state’s “stand your ground” law.

10/08/2013

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Task Force Meets To Review “Stand Your Ground” Law

Legal experts met in Fort Lauderdale Thursday and examined Florida’s controversial “Stand Your Ground” law in the aftermath of the Trayvon Martin killing.

CBS4–04/05/2012

Miami-Dade Commission

M-D Commission Asks Tallahassee To Overturn Stand Your Ground

In the wake of the Trayvon Martin shooting in Sanford, Florida, the Miami-Dade Commission passed a resolution Tuesday asking the Florida Legislature to repeal the “Stand Your Ground” law currently on the books.

CBS4–04/03/2012