*Sybrina Fulton, the mother of slain teenager Trayvon Martin, made an impassioned plea before a congressional committee Tuesday to amend “stand your ground” self-defense laws.

Fulton testified at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing scheduled in the wake of George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the 2012 death of Martin, who was shot while walking home unarmed in Sanford, Fla. The jury’s decision in July sparked nationwide outrage, as protesters took to the streets to decry racial profiling and demand a review of stand your ground laws.

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