Trayvon Martin's parents in Tampa today

6:07 PM, Apr 19, 2012   |    comments
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Tampa, Florida --  Trayvon Martin's parents are in Tampa Thursday afternoon as part of a town hall meeting sponsored by the National Bar Association called, "Stand Our Ground for Justice."

Martin's parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin are sitting together on the front pew inside Beulah Baptist Institutional Church at 1006 Cypress Street in Tampa.

Dozens of people from the community stood in line to get inside the church which seats 800 people.  Several hundred people are at the event.

Eight people are serving as panelists during the discussion including the lead attorney for Trayvon Martin's parents, Ben Crump. 

The  government and community leaders who are also serving as panelists are talking about racial profiling, Florida's Stand Your Ground law and the latest legal developments in George Zimmerman's case.

Photo Gallery: Trayvon Martin's parents at Tampa town hall

The public is also being allowed to ask the panelists questions.

George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer, claims he was acting in self defense when he shot and killed 17-year-old, Trayvon Martin in the chest.  Martin was not armed.

The NBA has since sent a letter to US Attorney General Eric Holder, requesting his office to review 'Stand Your Ground' laws across the country.

The NBA is a world wide organization that is made up of 20,000 lawyers, judges and law students.

Also today, Governor Rick Scott announced a task force that will take a closer look at Florida's 'Stand Your Ground' law.

Attorney Ben Crump says this is not just about George Zimmerman. He says this is about all the other Trayvon Martin cases out there the public doesn't know about. Crump says his office has been flooded with calls from parent's who say their loved ones have been involved in similar cases.

10 News has a crew at the event and will have more updates tonight at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Photo Gallery: Trayvon Martin photos

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