Stand Your Ground

Florida Extends ‘Stand Your Ground’ To Cover Warning Shots

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Florida Governor Rick Scott signed into law Friday an extension of the state’s controversial “Stand Your Ground” law, which would cover warning shots.  The bil, which was written with  Marissa Alexander in mind,  allows people to claim immunity from prosecution if the person has used or...

Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis’ Mothers Team Up Take A Stand Against “Stand Your Ground” Law

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Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis’ deaths have sparked outrage in Florida over the “Stand Your Ground” law.  But what most people don’t realize, instead of repealing the law, Florida lawmakers are actually trying to expand the law.  Lawmakers are considering two bills that would let anyone...

Florida Mothers Urge Policymakers to Change ‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws

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The months that have passed since the verdict of Trayvon Martin’s trial was released still remains hard for many as unfair violence continues to ensue across the nation. Sybrina Fulton, along with another Florida mother whose unarmed son was shot to death, testified before a Senate panel...

Florida Lawmakers Reject ‘Stand Your Ground’ Special Session

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Florida legislators have no plans on repelling the state’s “stand your ground law”.  Last night legislators rejected a call for a special session. In a final tally released by the Department of State, 108 legislators voted against the special session, while 47 voted for it....

Trayvon Martin Shooting Reenacted in Ad Fighting “Stand Your Ground” Law

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In a chilling video, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence reenacts the Trayvon Martin shooting to fight Stand Your Ground laws. The minute-and-a-half PSA shows actors playing out the tragedy of Trayvon’s killing in darkness. It portrays Zimmerman following Trayvon Martin, and Trayvon on the...

Jay-Z & Justin Timberlake NOT Boycotting Florida (P.S. Stop Sharing that Facebook Post)

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If you’re on Facebook, I’m sure you’ve seen the post circulating touting the list of artists who are allegedly boycotting Florida in the wake of the George Zimmerman verdict. While Stevie Wonder has indeed proclaimed that he will not set foot in the Sunshine State...