Members of the Congressional Black Caucus are proposing a House resolution that calls for further investigation into the shooting of Trayvon Martin, and the repeal of “Stand Your Ground” laws in states around the country.
The four-page, non-binding resolution would “admonish state, local agency or official acting to obstruct” further investigation into the shooting, and urges states considering a “Stand Your Ground” provision not to adopt one.
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Congress is currently on a recess, so it cannot yet vote on the measure, and it’s not clear it ever will. But it’s the latest step in for CBC members drawing attention to the shooting.
“It is time for us, as legislators, to look at the troubling ‘Stand Your Ground’ law, which has enabled George Zimmerman to remain free. To honor Trayvon’s life and protect others, it is imperative that we shine a light on this controversial, dangerous, and sometimes deadly law,” Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, chairman of the black caucus, said in a statement.