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Baxley says 'stand your ground' law was misapplied

State Rep. Dennis Baxley, R-Ocala, discusses his 'stand your ground' law Wednesday with Leon County Republicans. Photo by Bill Cotterell.

The sponsor of Florida's "stand your ground" self-defense law said Wednesday that President Barack Obama and the Rev. Al Sharpton unfairly blurred images and injected racial politics into the national controversy over the slaying of Trayvon Martin to make the case a flash point for coming election campaigns.

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