Sen Cruz: "Stand Your Ground" Benefits African Americans

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Date Originated: October of 2013
Categories: George Zimmerman Murder Trial, Gun Control, Ted Cruz, 113th Senate Republicans & Texas
With the mother of slain teenager Trayvon Martin at the witness table, Senator Cruz stated in his prepared remarks that African Americans have benefited the most with the "Stand Your Ground" law in the state of Florida. The Senator used highly misleading statistics to explain his point and tried to gloss over some glaring discrepancies.
Source: http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/10/29/2852451/cruz-blacks-benefit-stand-ground/
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