Trayvon Martin

Following the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, FL., rallies, marches and protests broke out in the city as citizens demanded a full investigation and prosecution of George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer that fatally shot and killed Martin. The media coverage surrounding the incident sparked a national debate about racial profiling and stand your ground laws ensued. The Florida governor appointed a task force to examine the state’s self-defense laws.

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