Mother of Trayvon Martin speaks out about law

3:03 PM, Aug 19, 2013   |    comments
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(KPNX) Sabrina Fulton, Trayvon Martin's mother, spoke out about amending stand your ground laws in Phoenix, Arizona over the weekend. Fulton is touring the country to discuss the issue to honor her son.

During a panel discussion on racial profiling Fulton opened up about her pain and what life has been like for her and her family since her son was killed.

George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer, claimed self defense after shooting and killing the teen in February of last year.

Last month he was acquitted by a jury.

"I really couldn't believe that the jury believed that he was not guilty," Fulton said.

She has made it her mission to not have her son's death be in vain, and has embarked on a national campaign.

"The reason why we came to Arizona is because they are one of the states that has the stand your ground law. So we want to make sure that it starts in those states that we make positive change," Fulton stated.

Family attorney Benjamin Crump has joined Fulton to spread the word on her proposed amendment to the law on the books in 21 states.

"The Trayvon Martin amendment stands for the proposition that you can not be the aggressor. You can not start the confrontation, go pick a fight and then kill somebody and say 'I was standing my ground,'" Crump explains.

For fulton, she believes forums like these will lead to much needed change.

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