• Florida task force to discuss Stand Your Ground law

    Updated:

    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.

    Next Up:


  • Headline Goes Here

    Florida task force to discuss Stand Your Ground law

  • Headline Goes Here

    Italy turns to 5-Stars to lead talks to end impasse

  • Headline Goes Here

    Local vote comes as Italy struggles to form government

  • Headline Goes Here

    Pot politics: Schumer joins politicians rethinking marijuana

  • Headline Goes Here

    Italy president taps Berlusconi ally to try to break impasse