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City councilor proposes council take stance on Trayvone Martin issue

BY DI STAFF | APRIL 04, 2012 6:30 AM

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In light of the recent slaying of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Florida, Iowa City City Councilor Jim Throgmorton proposed the city adopt a resolution to keep local focus on similar issues in Iowa City.

"I think there's a lot of emotional turmoil [in Iowa City] surrounding the shooting of Trayvon Martin," Throgmorton said at the council work session Tuesday.

The proposal was not a council agenda item, but other city councilors said they were willing to discuss it at a future work session.

Mayor Matt Hayek said he'd want the council to take a more limited view on the proposal because the council doesn't typically address national issues and events.

The proposal will be discussed at the council's next work session, April 17.

— by Kristen East


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