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Florida State Attorney Angela Corey responds to critics' claims that young black men are being protected. (Source: CNN) Florida State Attorney Angela Corey responds to critics' claims that young black men are being protected. (Source: CNN)

JACKSONVILLE, FL (CNN) - Florida State Attorney Angela Corey is answering to critics' claims that young black men aren't being protected by the state.

There are calls for Corey's resignation.

She oversaw the prosecution in both the Jordan Davis and Trayvon Martin cases.

In an exclusive interview with CNN, Corey said the focus needs to be on all violence against all races.

"Trayvon Martin's death was a tragedy, Jordan Davis' death was a tragedy. All victims who die at the hand of illegal actions are tragedies, and we need to put the focus on all of them, not just isolated cases," she said.

A mistrial was declared on the first-degree murder charge against Michael Dunn in the shooting death of Davis, 17.

Corey says the state will retry the case.

Dunn claims he shot Davis in self-defense.

He was found guilty of three counts of attempted second-degree murder for shooting into an SUV carrying four teens after an argument over loud music.

He faces 60 years or more in prison when he's sentenced next month.

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