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WATCH: Ted Cruz tells Trayvon's mother how Stand Your Ground laws help protect the black community

WATCH: Ted Cruz tells Trayvon's mother how Stand Your Ground laws help protect the black community

Cruz cited the fact that "in 2004 a state senator in Illinois by the name of Barack Obama co-sponsored an expansion of Illinois' law providing civil immunity for those who use justifiable force to defend themselves" as evidence that similar laws could not possibly be racially biased. "The notion that stand your ground laws are some form of veiled racism may be a convenient political attack," he said, "but it is not borne out by the facts remotely."

 

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