"While it is good that Governor Scott has ended his delay in launching the task force, I am deeply disappointed that he isn't giving adequate voice to the family and close friends of Trayvon Martin. I am also concerned that he may have stacked the panel with members in favor of the status quo as it concerns Florida's Stand Your Ground law.
"As the representative from Trayvon's hometown, I feel it is crucial that the task force include members, especially legislators, from the community where Trayvon's mother resides. None of the lawmakers that Governor Scott has appointed are from South Florida. In addition, I am skeptical that the panel he has appointed will provide as much diversity of viewpoints about Florida's criminal justice policies as he has touted.
"If the governor thought it was important to appoint an author of Florida's Stand Your Ground law to the group, he surely should have also appointed an elected official who knows well how Trayvon Martin's family is responding to a senseless tragedy."