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Senators Call for Special Prosecutor

March 21st, 2012 by flanews

Black state lawmakers are calling for a special prosecutor to investigate the death of 17 year old Trayvon Martin.

Martin was unarmed when he was shot and killed by 28 year old George Zimmerman last month. Zimmerman claimed self-defense and was never charged. State Senator Chris Smith says the case has gotten so hairy only an outside prosecutor could do a fair job investigating the shooting.

“I think this case has grown big enough that we need an independent person to go down there and look at whether this person should be prosecuted or not,” said Smith.

Smith is also calling for a bi-partisan legislative committee to review Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law. The 2005 law allows people to use deadly force instead of fleeing if they feel their life is being threatened.

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