Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin, testifies on Capitol Hill Tuesday before a Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on “Stand Your Ground” laws. She is joined by Lucia McBath, the mother of Jordan Davis, who was killed in a confrontation in Jacksonville, Florida and state and local officials.
This hearing examines how the “Stand Your Ground” laws originated, the way these laws have changed the legal definition of self-defense, whether they promote racial profiling.
Currently 30 states have some type of “Stand Your Ground” law on the books. They allow a person the right to use deadly force to protect themselves if they think their life is in danger.