With temperatures in the mid-60s, Saturday was a perfect day to be out in a hooded sweatshirt.
And that's exactly what hundreds of protesters wore to a hoodie rally on the steps of the Wisconsin State Capitol, commemorating the deaths of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida, and Bo Morrison in Slinger, Wisconsin.
Both were young African American men whose shooters were covered under self defense laws -- the "Stand Your Ground" law in Florida, and the "Castle Doctrine" law in Wisconsin.
"I was really troubled about what happened [to Trayvon and Bo]," said Alexia Ware, who organized the rally. "I really wanted to do something about it. Something had to be done."
Chanting "End the new Jim Crow, justice for Trayvon and Bo!" demonstrators advocated the repeal of the controversial "Castle Doctrine" law which allows homeowners to use deadly force against home invaders.
The rally featured Morrison's sister, Kayla Morrison, who said her family is trying to re-open the case against Adam Kind, who shot her brother in March. Among others, Kaleem Caire, president and CEO of the Urban League of Greater Madison, state Rep. Kelda Helen Roys (D-Madison), and The Progressive editor Matthew Rothschild also addressed the crowd.