August 20th, 2013
10:12 PM ET

O'Mara: Stand Your Ground PSA is a "dramatic fantasy about what happened that night"

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.

Filed under: Trayvon Martin • Zimmerman Case
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    October 31, 2013 at 2:27 am | Reply
  2. suzietampa

    The Tampa Bay Times study did find that 73% of people who killed a black person got off compared with 59% who killed a white person. What Burnett doesn't mention is: 1) The great majority of killings are intraracial. That means that black people were being let go more often. 2) Of the people who were killed, African Americans were more likely to have been convicted felons.

    August 23, 2013 at 1:51 pm | Reply
  3. Mike

    I don't agree with the video, but I loved the cinematography and the production. That had to of been a top name in film to make somethin like that.

    August 22, 2013 at 2:33 pm | Reply
  4. terrymccracken

    It goes way over the top portraying Zimmerman as a cold-blooded murderer! He's even shown reaching for his gun before the confrontation! Disgusting Propaganda!

    August 21, 2013 at 1:29 am | Reply
    • jg4000

      I Agree.

      August 21, 2013 at 2:05 pm | Reply
  5. Realist

    Does this video dramatize Trayvon beating Zimmermans face into the ground?

    August 20, 2013 at 11:39 pm | Reply

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