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Patrick questions Fla. police response

Says Martin case is troubling, sad

Governor Deval Patrick questioned Thursday the reaction by Florida law enforcement to the shooting of Trayvon Martin, a black teenager whose death last month has turned into a national debate about racial profiling and self-defense laws.

Describing a “sad, murky’’ set of facts surrounding the shooting, Patrick, the nation’s only black governor, praised the Department of Justice for investigating the shooting.

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