Gov Rick Scott’s ‘Stand Your Ground’ Task Force Has First Public Meeting
Gov. Rick Scott's appointed Task Force on Citizen Safety and Protection held its first public hearing Tuesday morning near Sanford, the site of the Trayvon Martin shooting that spurred the new look at the state's self-defense law.
The panel is charged with studying the 2005 Stand Your Ground law, which says people out in the streets have no duty to try to retreat before shooting someone to death in self-defense. The committee is expected to report its findings to Scott and the Legislature.
An outpouring of public comment is expected, with passions running high on both sides.