Trayvon Martin

Black Caucus Preparing Bill in Response to Zimmerman Trial

Would get rid of stand-your-ground laws and rein in racial profiling

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Members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) are readying a flurry of bills in response to George Zimmerman's acquittal of charges in last year's fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin.

The lawmakers are drafting proposals intended to rein in racial profiling; scrap state stand-your-ground laws; and promote better training for the nation's neighborhood watch volunteers, among other anti-violence measures.

CBC members had remained largely silent throughout the trial, but following the verdict, argued forcefully that, decades after the civil rights movement, the nation's criminal justice system still discriminates against blacks and other minorities.