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Don't let Trayvon Martin's death be for nothing. No father or mother should have their son needlessly killed and taken away from them due to racial profiling or for ANY reason, only to have the court system exonerate their child's killer because of a legal technicality.

This law would make it illegal for private citizens like George Zimmerman to confront or attack crime suspects UNLESS the suspects are in the act of committing a VIOLENT crime. This law will prevent criminal defendants like George Zimmerman from using self-defense as a legal argument in criminal cases where the defendant has recklessly engaged his or her victim(s). It would also deter private citizens like George Zimmerman from unnecessarily putting themselves, criminal suspects, and potentially law enforcement officials, in harms way.

Letter to
Representative John Conyers
New York State Senate
New York State House
and 7 others
U.S. House of Representatives
Governor Andrew Cuomo
Representative Charles Rangel
Representative Marcia Fudge
State Representative Keith Wright
State Senator Bill Perkins
New York Governor
Please pass the Trayvon Martin Law in the state of New York and support it's passage in every state legislature.

Don't let Trayvon Martin's death be for nothing. No father or mother should have their son needlessly killed and taken away from them because of racial profiling, only to have the court system exonerate their child's killer because of a legal technicality.

This law would make it illegal for private citizens like George Zimmerman to confront or attack crime suspects UNLESS the suspects are in the act of committing a VIOLENT crime. This law will prevent criminal defendants like George Zimmerman from using self-defense as a legal argument in criminal cases where the defendant has recklessly engaged his or her victim(s). It would also protect private citizens like George Zimmerman from unnecessarily putting themselves, criminal suspects, and potentially law enforcement officials, in harms way.