Hearing on law at center of Trayvon Martin case
Legal panel weighs in
- Duration 2:31
- Date Jun 12, 2012
Legal panel weighs in
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There are some new developments to tell you about related to the -- -- on Martin's shooting case.
A task force set up by Florida's governor Rick Scott is holding its first public hearing right now.
On the so called stand your ground wall.
The law at the center of George Zimmerman is defense states that a person can use deadly force if he believes that his life is in danger.
-- on Martin's parents attended the hearing and presented petition signatures demanding the law be -- -- -- -- or modify.
-- is a Fox News legal analyst and a former federal prosecutor.
Defense attorney rack up a Rebecca rose woodland also joins us.
At least we just talked about what's in the law what did he do -- what what did it offered to people who.
You know that wasn't available in the law before.
Right what it means John is in Florida than many other states and you just said.
If fuel are in a public place not just a private place not just your -- that's castle doctrine something else a public place and you feel like someone is coming TU.
Being aggressive -- you do not have to -- treat and that's the key -- there you do not have to retreat you can't.
-- aggression with aggressive and that's really what they're talking about today's hearings but Rebecca.
I just wonder if now is the time to be holding them I mean shouldn't we let the -- on Martin case the -- Zimmermann case be adjudicated.
You know I think that that's a big great question and it's a big issue down -- had there had been another hearing held by.
Senator Chris Smith of Florida now the governor governor Rick Scott has decided there's so much public outcry.
He'd like to hear from the people holding a hearing apparently.
According to the -- of on Martin's family they they have 300000.
Asking for a repeal signatures on the petition emails supporting that don't know if that's true but I think he feels now is the time to at least get some public.
Interest and sentiment and then at some point thereafter I think they'll look -- repealing or modifying.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- and that you know what what can happen at night we don't know what have we -- adjudicated on television whatever happened that night the stand your ground law applies now on the prosecutor.
I say to win a second even with that law as applicable then.
As lax as it was.
It doesn't apply -- -- -- plan prosecuting I say because.
Zimmerman but beyond that he did not just not retreat he went after trade on Martin and that's the key legal question.
Aren't what we're gonna have to leave that one there and we'll see what you know Florida so Florida decides and and what comes out of this public testimony but we --