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Wilson’s statement on second anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s death

Miami Times staff report | 3/6/2014, 9 a.m.

"Today, we honor Trayvon's memory and stand in solidarity with his family,” said Congresswoman Frederica

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Wilson. “On the second anniversary of his death, we also think about ways to prevent such a tragedy from ever happening again. While sold to Florida legislators as a pragmatic fix to help victims of domestic violence to defend themselves, Stand Your Ground has incited violence and gross abuses of civil rights. I am working with

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the Florida legislature to reform, revise, or repeal the Stand Your Ground law. I am also working in Congress to design sensible incentives for states to take these dangerous statutes off the books."