In the wake of the Trayvon Martin killing and the acquittal of his killer George Zimmerman, Florida’s controversial “Stand Your Ground” law has been under intense scrutiny. While the law itself was not directly used by Zimmerman’s defense in his highly-visible 2nd degree murder case, the law is considered to be the determining factor in how the murder was handled initially by law enforcement and a major influence on how the verdict was decided.
One of the most high-profile group’s that have mobilized in the wake of the acquittal is the Dream Defenders. The organization has launced the #TakeOverFL campaign and has been protesting the state capitol for weeks. The Dream Defenders organization wants the Stand Your Ground law repealed; and it is also focused on ending racial profiling and demands that state legislators review zero tolerance policies in schools.
Famous supporters have included Harry Belafonte and Jesse Jackson, Jr; and now hip-hop star Talib Kweli has joined the fight. The Brooklyn rapper showed up at the protests in Florida and voiced his support for the cause via a series of tweets.
Hit the click to check out Kweli’s tweets about Dream Defenders and the protests …