Florida task force to discuss Stand Your Ground law


SOUTH FLA. - An independent south Florida task force is suggesting major changes to Florida’s Stand Your Ground law.

Some of the recommendations include an education campaign, having a grand jury review every future case and implementing a system to track self-defense claims.

Another recommendation would remove immunity from someone claiming self-defense if the alleged attacker was unarmed.

A civil rights attorney told WFTV that means George Zimmerman would have been arrested the night he shot and killed Trayvon Martin.

“That would have changed everything.  And it really would have not led to so much acrimony and social unrest,” said Attorney Shayan Elahi.

The task force, formed by Governor Rick Scott, will meet for the first time on Tuesday.