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Florida's "Stand Your Ground" Law [electronic resource]: The Killing of Trayvon Martin

After the release of 911 calls, demonstrators gathered in Sanford, Florida. In March 2012 to demand the arrest of the neighborhood watch member George Zimmerman who shot Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager. NewsHour correspondent Ray Suarez and The Miami Herald's Frances Robles discuss why a Florida law could make filing charges against the shooter more difficult. Origina?
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2012
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The Trayvon Martin Case Sparks New Debate Over Race, Guns, and Laws [electronic resource]

Thousands of people rallied in Florida, demanding justice for Trayvon Martin, the unarmed black teenager shot in February 2012 in a gated community. NewsHour correspondent Jeffrey Brown explores the many issues raised by the case with The Atlantic's Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Daily's Reihan Salam, author Donna Britt, and Florida state Rep. Dennis Baxley. Origina?
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2012
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Arizona Immigration Law Controversy [electronic resource]

The Supreme Court heard arguments on Arizona's contentious immigration law in April 2012, with focus on so-called show-me-your-papers provisions that authorize police to verify the immigration status of anyone suspected of being undocumented and arrest anyone believed to have committed a deportable offense. NewsHour correspondent Tom Bearden reports. Origina?
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2012