Trayvon Martin

Trayvon Martin's Mother Calls for Action Against 'Stand Your Ground' Laws

Which had nothing whatsoever to do with her son's death

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PHILADELPHIA — The mother of slain teenager Trayvon Martin told a National Urban League gathering in Philadelphia on Friday to use her tragedy to stop the same thing from happening to another child and she blamed Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law for allowing her son's killer to go free.

Sybrina Fulton issued a call to action against "Stand Your Ground" self-defense laws and told the audience that she believes God is using her and her family to make a difference.

She said she was heartened that her message is getting through when, on the way to the civil rights organization's annual conference, she handed a card bearing her son's photograph to a driver and he told her, "That's my son, too."