Parents Of Trayvon Martin, Jordan Davis Testify At Human Rights Hearing
The parents of two teenagers whose killings are at the center of the debate on Florida's controversial Stand Your Ground law offered testimony today at a hearing before an international human rights commission.
Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin, and Ron Davis, the father of Jordan Davis testified before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) as part of three days of hearings on a range of issues.
"Never mind that your child or your loved one was unarmed. It's what I think they had," Davis said of the law.
"You don't have to have a weapon, as long as I think you have a weapon, then it's reasonable to the shooter, and that's all they need to prove."
The session focused on how "Stand Your Ground" laws impact minorities across the country from the General Secretariat Building of the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington. OAS is the parent organization of IACHR.
Also testifying were representatives of the group "Free Marissa Now," a group working in support of Marissa Alexander.
Alexander is currently awaiting retrial for an aggravated assault charge she was convicted of and sentenced to 20 years for firing a warning shot at her allegedly abusive husband.
WATCH: Live video from the 150th regular session of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights from Washington D.C.
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