Obama’s Blueprint to Avoid Another Trayvon Tragedy

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  • The President's Plan
  • One: Reduce Racial Profiling in the Justice System
  • Two: Review the Use of Stand Your Ground Laws
  • Three: Reinforce the Value of African-American Boys
  • Four: Do Some Soul-Searching
  • Five: Don't Lose Sight of Progress

Two: Review the Use of Stand Your Ground Laws

I think it would be useful for us to examine some state and local laws to see if it — if they are designed in such a way that they may encourage the kinds of altercations and confrontations and tragedies that we saw in the Florida case, rather than diffuse potential altercations. (Photo: Jordan Silverman/Getty Images)

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