About this iReport
  • Approved for CNN

  • Posted March 27, 2012 by
    Reche Cabyon, California
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    One year since Trayvon Martin's death

    TheVideoMan and 14 other iReporters contributed to Open Story: Trayvon Martin shooting
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    We March To End All 'Stand Your Ground' Laws


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Longtime iReporter TheVideoMan of Reche Canyon, California, marched in a rally of about 1,000 people in Los Angeles yesterday. His reason for marching was simple: He wants to het the 'Stand Your Ground' law repealed. 'The law makes no sense. It simply legalizes vigilantism. Here in California, Neighborhood Watch Captains are not armed. They simply act as the extra ears and eyes for the police,' he said.
    - zdan, CNN iReport producer

    For us, this case is also about the law that allowed this tragic incident to happen.

    The “Stand Your Ground” laws in Florida and other states should all be repealed. In our opinion, they are nothing but a license to kill.


    In most states without the law, Mr Zimmerman would have been charged with involuntary manslaughter at the very least.

    Trayvon Martin, 17, was strolling home from a convenience store, armed with an iced tea and a bag of Skittles, when Zimmerman — a neighborhood watch volunteer and wannabe police officer — spotted him and decided he looked suspicious.


    Despite being told not to by police dispatchers, Zimmerman still followed Martin. Both sides will have their story, but it was a black unarmed teen wearing a hoodie who ended up dead.


    So this is why we march for Travon. We will march until the laws that protect vigilantes are taken down!

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