Reverend Al Sharpton was back in Central Florida Thursday talking about Trayvon Martin.
The civil rights leader was a guest speaker in Osceola County at the National Association of Black Journalists conference at the Gaylord Palms convention center.
Sharpton, who helped organize the rallies in Sanford that drew thousands demanding the arrest of George Zimmerman, says he’s disappointed in the verdict.
Now, he says, he’s focusing on the Stand Your Ground law.
Zimmerman’s defense team didn’t use Stand Your Ground, but Sharpton says the law violates civil rights and needs to be repealed.
“There’s been a Trayvon Martin amendment that has been introduced here in Tallahassee to amend the Stand Your Ground Law until we can totally wipe it out,” said Sharpton.
The George Zimmerman trial will continue to be a focal point in the conference this week as Trayvon Martin’s mother Sybrina Fulton is scheduled to be a keynote speaker on Friday.