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Dunn Verdict Refuels Debate over Stand Your Ground Laws

Stand Your Ground Laws weaken the justice system, say experts, and put minorities at risk.

Post-Zimmerman Verdict: Soul Searching about Gun Violence, Compassion, and Understanding

After a 6-person jury acquitted George Zimmerman of all charges related to the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, the President asked the nation on Sunday to honor Trayvon by asking ourselves if "we're doing all we can to widen the circle of compassion and understanding in our own communities," as well as whether "we're doing all we can to stem the tide of gun violence" and prevent future tragedies such as this.