'Stand your Ground' question prompts quick end to press briefing - FOX 13 News

'Stand your Ground' question prompts quick end to Governor's press conference

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Governor Rick Scott defended the "Stand your Ground" law, but would not field any follow-up questions about it on Thursday.

He scheduled a meeting with reporters in Tampa Thursday afternoon, following a meeting to praise city leaders for landing the 2014 Indian Film Academy Awards.

Scott said he was glad to take any questions, but then one minute later, after one question on Florida's "Stand your Ground" law, his spokeswoman called the media session to a close.

Scott was asked if he thought the "Stand your Ground" law needs to be reviewed. He responded by referencing the history of the George Zimmerman case, thanking the special prosecutor he picked to lead it, thanking the jury, and saying we should mourn the death of Trayvon Martin.

He then noted that he has previously called on a special task force, led by former Lieutenant Governor Jennifer Carroll, to review the case.

"They concluded they didn't need to make a change to the law, and I agree with their conclusion," said Scott. He acknowledged that he was comfortable with the law and then walked away.

Meanwhile in Tallahassee, student activists continue to camp outside the governor's office for a third straight day. They want the governor to go back to Tallahassee and call a special session on civil rights. Democratic State Representative Alan Williams urged him to respond.

"Come home, Governor. Come home and talk to these students, these citizens of the state of Florida who are in your lobby. Come home and speak with them," he said.

Governor Scott does not plan to call a special session, and has been traveling throughout the week.

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