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A Florida State Senator is getting the ball rolling on reviewing Florida's insane "Stand Your Ground" law!

MIAMI - Florida State Sen. Chris Smith, frustrated by what he calls "stalling" by Gov. Rick Scott following the shooting death of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin, is launching a task force to review the controversial law at the center of the case.
Florida Governor Scott created his own task force for the same purpose, but wouldn't begin until after the investigation was over.  Seriously?  This investigation could go on for many months.  How many more innocent Floridians need to die, Governor?
Smith wanted faster action. His South Florida-based task force, made up of legal professionals and law enforcement officers, will hold its first meeting on Thursday.

Smith said local judges, attorneys and tourism officials will present to the task force on Thursday, to show how the controversial law - which allows people to use deadly force when they are threatened - has impacted the state.

Tourism officials.  They must see the damage this could cause to their #1 industry.

$57 BILLION a year.

If you want to get in your own $0.02, the Senator has setup a web site for just that purpose

And here is the good Senator's email address.  Go give him some love.

"It's time to get to work," said Smith, who believes the law can be examined independent of the Trayvon case. "We have a governor who ran on getting to work, but he wants to wait to work."
Good on you, Senator!

Originally posted to AlyoshaKaramazov on Tue Apr 03, 2012 at 05:01 PM PDT.

Also republished by DKos Florida.

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