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Petitions Oppose Controversial Stand Your Ground Law
CINCINNATI, Ohio (WKRC) -- A group of religious leaders and African American lawmakers from around the state delivered petitions today to Governor John Kasich and legislative leaders asking them not to enact a Stand Your Ground law.
A bill introduced into the Ohio General Assembly in June would allow anyone to use force to defend themselves without having a duty to try to retreat first.
Debate over stand your ground has increased since a Florida jury acquitted George Zimmerman in the shooting death of 17 year old Trayvon Martin.