Tallahassee mayor and candidate for FL Governor Andrew Gillum has called for current Governor Rick Scott to issue an Executive Order and suspend the controversial “Stand your Ground” law. In 2012, the law garnered world-wide attention when George Zimmerman murdered Trayvon Martin and was found not guilty of the racist crime because of the law. Watch the mayor call for the executive order at a recent press conference.
Stand Your Ground has created a state of emergency in Florida. That's why I'm calling on Governor Scott to issue an Executive Order suspending the law. If he won't, when I'm Governor, I will.#MarkeisMcGlockton #EnoughIsEnough #NeverAgain pic.twitter.com/V1E7JLztnf
— Andrew Gillum (@AndrewGillum) July 30, 2018