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Sybrina Fulton’s Testimony Before The Senate

Sybrina Fulton’s testimony before the U.S. Senate on Oct. 29, 2013, at a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights examining the civil rights and public safety implications of “stand your ground” laws.

(Video courtesy of Senator Dick Durbin, D-IL)

 

 

Senate Hearing On Stand Your Ground

The original Senate hearing was postponed due to the shooting at the Navy Yard.  It is now scheduled for October 29, 2013, at 10 a.m. EST.  The Senate hearing is officially titled “‘Stand Your Ground Laws: Civil Rights and Public Safety Implications of the Expanded Use of Deadly Force.  The purpose of the hearing is to explore the civil rights and public safety implications of state laws that allow deadly force to be used by citizens to protect themselves

Two moms

Sybrina Fulton and Lucia McBath

Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, and Lucia McBath, mother of Jordan Davis, will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights.

Majority members on the subcommittee are Dick Durbin (R-Illinois), Al Franken (D-Minnesota), Christopher Coons (D-Delaware), Rick Blumenthal  (D-Connecticut), and Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii).  Minority members are Ted Cruz  (R-Texas), Ranking Member Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina), John Cornyn (R-Texas), and Orrin Hatch(R-Utah).

The hearing will be aired live.  Check your C-Span schedule or click here for the live webcast.

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