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U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown cites Trayvon Martin to make case for district

U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown cites Trayvon Martin to make case for district

TALLAHASSEE – Protests in recent years over racial discrimination in policing turned violent in Ferguson, Missouri and Baltimore, but not in Sanford. U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown, D-Jacksonville, says that’s because a member of their community – her – was “at the table,” and they felt they were being heard. “We did not have Ferguson and we did not have Baltimore because they had a member in the room,” Brown said. There were no outbursts of violence in Sanford after George Zimmerman was acquitted of the murder of Trayvon Martin in 2013. But violence has erupted sporadically in Ferguson, which lies just outside of St. Louis, and in Baltimore...

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