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Gov. Scott responds to 'Stand Your Ground' concerns

Today Governor Rick Scott responded to those who want an end to the law.
He was here in Pensacola while 30 demonstrators spent another night at his Tallahassee office protesting  "Stand your Ground" and the outcome of the Zimmerman trial.

The protesters want Governor Scott to call a special session and ask lawmakers to change the state's self-defense laws.

The governor and state senate president Don Gaetz shot down the special session proposal at an event hosted by the Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce.

Sen. Don Gaetz, Senate President: "I don't see a special session...No."
Scott said concerns about the state's "Stand your Ground" law were adequately addressed by a bi-partisan task force, which he put together after Trayvon Martin's death last year.

Governor Rick Scott, (R) Florida: "They came back and said we shouldn't change it and I agree with them."
The governor would not say if he plans to meet with the protesters who began occupying his office on Tuesday.

"No justice no peace...No justice no peace!"
The demonstrators also want the governor to address racial profiling and what they call a "War on Youth."

They say they're staying put until their demands are met.
Phillip Agnew, Protester: "We're still willing to meet, it will escalate, more people will come, he'll get visitors."

The protesters are not alone in criticizing "Stand your Ground" which allows someone to use deadly force if they believe their life is in danger.

US Attorney General Eric Holder questioned the law during a speech at the NAACP convention in Orlando on Tuesday.

Eric Holder, Attorney General: "It's time to question laws that senselessly expand the concept of self-defense and sow dangerous conflict in our neighborhoods."

A spokeswoman for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement meanwhile, said the protesters in Tallahassee would be allowed to stay overnight again.