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America Breaking News: McCain Joins Obama in Calling for Review of 'Stand Your Ground' Laws

by Wochit 1:16 mins

America Breaking News: McCain Joins Obama in Calling for Review of 'Stand Your Ground' Laws

by Wochit 1:16 mins

Sen. John McCain, Ariz., a prominent Republican who's been known to break ranks with fellow members of the GOP at times, urged state legislatures to review Stand Your Ground laws in the wake of the Zimmerman trial, which became a national flashpoint for race relations in America. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder reiterated on CBS' "Face the Nation" that a federal bailout was far from likely for Detroit. The remarks come after the city of Detroit, shouldered with more than $18 billion in debt, filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy, the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. Snyder said he's not counting on help from the United States government, and he doesn't plan to provide financial assistance on the state level"It's not just about putting more money in ... it's about accountable government," he said. Despite an outcry from civil rights groups, a call for close examination by President Barack Obama and even a 1960s-style sit-in at the Florida governor's office, the jury's verdict that George Zimmerman was justified in shooting unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin is unlikely to spur change to any of the nation's stand-your-ground self-defense laws.

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