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No grand jury in Trayvon Martin case

Posted By on Mon, Apr 9, 2012 at 12:33 PM

A special prosecutor says there'll be no grand jury in the Trayvon Martin shooting in Flordia, but that doesn't mean there will be no charges filed in the case.

I hope there's more to come. Without judging what happened, it seems to me that if Florida law (and similar laws in other states) mean a person with a firearm in the fatal shooting of an unarmed person can claim self-defense and be given automatic benefit of the doubt, we have a problem. Florida prosecutors have already said as much. File a manslaughter charge. Let a jury consider all the facts and decide whether self-defense is a sufficient defense.

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