H.Res.612 - Honoring the life of 17-year-old, Trayvon Martin, urging the State of Florida and others to repeal the Stand Your Ground law, and admonishing involved parties to pursue full investigations into all homicides, regardless of defenses asserted by the offender.112th Congress (2011-2012)
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|Sponsor:||Rep. Cleaver, Emanuel [D-MO-5] (Introduced 03/30/2012)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||04/09/2012 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.Res.612 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (03/30/2012)
Admonishes any state, local agency, or official acting to obstruct an open investigation or failing to fully execute official duties in the investigation of the events surrounding the death of Trayvon Martin.
Condemns: (1) parties for their roles in proposing Stand Your Ground and similar legislation, and (2) reliance on Stand Your Ground laws to protect actions that extend beyond historical use of self-defense.
Urges: (1) any state legislature considering Stand Your Ground legislation to reject it, and (2) the repeal of Stand Your Ground laws in every state.