As Michael Brown's parents prepare to bury their son Monday, Trayvon Martin's family knows their pain all too well. Trayvon, another unarmed black teen was shot and killed by neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman in February of 2012.
Trayvon's father, Tracy Martin is OutFront.
Taking down "Stand your Ground."
That's the mission of two mothers who lost their children, Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis, to men whose actions sparked a national debate about Florida's infamous law.
Both women led a protest to repeal "Stand your Ground." They argue it gives killers the excuse to shoot and kill and ask questions later.
CNN's David Mattingly is OutFront.
George Zimmerman's legal team said they plan to ask the state of Florida for a reimbursement of between $200,00 and $300,000 in legal fees.
That would cover the cost of his defense team's expert witnesses, transcripts, and other expenses - which he rang up before he was acquitted for the murder of Trayvon Martin last month.
David Mattingly is OutFront with the story.
In a 90-second public service announcement, the "Coalition to Stop Gun Violence" has re-created the fatal encounter between George Zimmerman and Florida teen Trayvon Martin - using actors and portions of the real 9-1-1 call.
The ad called "Stand Up to Stand Your Ground" dramatizes the shooting and urges voters to oppose the laws that exist in 26 states by panning across the bodies of young boys dressed in hoodies that represent shooting victims across the country.
Does the ad go too far?
Outfront: George Zimmerman's defense attorney, Mark O'Mara.
A spokeswoman for the Smithsonian Institution says it has not made any efforts to acquire the hoodie that Trayvon Martin was wearing the night he was killed.
Still, the Director of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture, which opens in 2015, seemed to have a different message, telling ABC News: "It became the symbolic way to talk about the Trayvon Martin case. It's rare that you get one artifact that really becomes the symbol."
Should this symbol become an artifact in a national museum?
OutFront: Dean Obeidallah, Stephanie Miller and Reihan Salam