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Trayvon’s Mom to Speak at Harvard
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Since the nation-shaking death of Trayvon Martin, which left us divided as to whether George Zimmerman did wrong in defending himself, as he explains the situation, which lead ultimately to Trayvon Martin’s death at the age of 17, the youth’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, has been speaking out to have the “stand your ground” self-defense law changed. Her latest venture will be to speak at Harvard Law School, accompanied by her attorney, Benjamin Crump, this Monday.

She has already addressed a panel of U.S. Senators last month, pleading to have the law changed, but with Republicans stolid that the states should be left to decide how to pass and manage their own law.

  
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After all, 22 states have some sort of “stand your ground law” that allow that ”there is no duty to retreat [from] an attacker in any place in which one is lawfully present.”

Criticism against such laws suggest that it could lead to such untimely deaths as that of Martin Trayvon, who many opine died needlessly when the neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman picked him out as a possible criminal, despite that he was only wearing a hoodie and carrying a bag of Skittles, but otherwise lacked any weapon — least of all a gun.

Whether something will be done to answer what some call a tragedy remains to be seen. Ms. Fulton, for her part, is on a campaign for justice.

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