Trayvon Martin's parents Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin made an appearance on CNN's "Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien," to discuss the "Stand Your Ground" task force town hall meeting they spoke at yesterday as well as the ongoing news surrounding George Zimmerman.
Fulton and Martin were present at the "Stand Your Ground" task force meeting set up by Florida Gov. Rick Scott, to review the state's law in which Zimmerman has repeatedly claimed he was acting in self-defense when he shot 17-year-old Trayvon on February 26.
As Ms. Fulton said-
"I'm not opposed to the law…I just think they need to take a look at the law...and really fix it."
Attorney Benjamin Crump says that the law encourages vigilantism, and an amendment is needed to clarify the law, saying-
"You can't initiate a confrontation and then say 'I was standing my ground,'"
The family also responded to the arrest of George Zimmerman's wife Shellie, who was charged with perjury for withholding and lying about the couple's finances during the time her husband was in jail. Prosecutors showed the bank records revealed how Shellie moved $74,000 from her husband's account into her own just a few days before that hearing.
Asked how he felt about Mrs. Zimmerman being sent to jail, Mr. Martin said-
"The court system was betrayed...[Shellie Zimmerman's] intentions were to hide things,"
Shellie Zimmerman was released after she posted $1,000 bond. Meanwhile the next bond hearing for George Zimmerman is scheduled for June 29th.