Fla. Gov. Says No to Demands but Protest Remains
All of the commentartiat is focused on the personalities and racial profiling because that salacious discussion draws hits — but it’s really time to move past that and focus on the laws. Do you live in a “pick a fight then shoot them dead” state? If so what are you doing about it? What are you doing about deathwisher enablement laws?
Florida Gov. Rick Scott reiterated Wednesday that he has no plans to call a special session to have legislators address the state’s self-defense laws following the George Zimmerman trial.
Scott’s words so far are having little effect on the small group of protesters upset that Zimmerman was acquitted of second-degree murder and manslaughter charges in the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin.
As many as 30 protesters remained in the Capitol after hours, ready to spend a second straight night in the hallway near Scott’s office. The group had pillows, bottled water, pizza and other food. They started chanting and signing loudly phrases such as “Mama, mama, can’t you see what the system done to me” once the doors were closed to government offices.
A spokeswoman for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement said that the protesters — many of whom are members of a group called Dream Defenders — would be allowed to stay overnight again.