Dream Defenders continue "dream-in" at Governor Rick Scott's office after a week
Officials say George Zimmerman helped rescue four people from an overturned vehicle last week, just days after he was cleared of all charges in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.
A Sheriff's spokesperson said in a statement Monday that deputies responding to the wreck found Zimmerman and another man had already helped the couple and their two children out of the flipped sports utility vehicle.
Meanwhile in Tallahassee, a standoff between protesters and Governor Rick Scott is showing no signs of ending anytime soon.
The protesters angered by Zimmermanâs not-guilty verdict have spent nearly a week at the Capitol. Monday, they repeated demands that Scott call a special session and ask legislators repeal Florida's stand your ground law.
In a brief availability with reporters Governor Scott reiterated he will not call a special session and that he still supports the state's self-defense laws.
The governor, however, did direct the head of the Department of Juvenile Justice to meet with protesters to discuss their concerns. They have complained laws dealing with juveniles wind up pushing them into adult prisons.
WMNF spoke by phone Monday with Melanie Andrade, a junior at Florida A & M University and the FAMU chapter president of Dream Defenders.comments powered by Disqus