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Florida Stand Your Ground

Florida Extends 'Stand Your Ground' To Cover Warning Shots

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 06.22.2014 | Crime

Florida Governor Rick Scott signed into law Friday an extension of the state's controversial "Stand Your Ground" law, which would cover warning shots....

Calling on Leaders to Repeal 'Stand Your Ground'

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 04.19.2014 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

Whether it is Florida or any of the other 22 states with these ridiculous and incomprehensible laws on the books, we must push back aggressively and immediately.

Florida (Finally) Takes Steps To Revise 'Stand Your Ground'

The Huffington Post | Amanda McCorquodale | Posted 10.09.2013 | Miami

If you hear the pitter patter of tiny feet, it's Florida finally taking baby steps to amend its controversial 'Stand Your Ground' law. Tuesday a Se...

U.S. Self-Defense Laws Result In More Justifiable Homicides

Reuters | Barbara Liston | Posted 09.18.2013 | Black Voices

ORLANDO, Sept 17 (Reuters) - Killings deemed justifiable rose sharply in states where Stand Your Ground self-defense laws allow individuals who claim ...

'Stand Your Ground' Special Session Voted Down

AP | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- An overwhelming number of Florida legislators have rejected a call for a special session to repeal the state's "stand your ground...

Florida Dem Sponsors 'Stand Your Ground' Repeal

Posted 08.20.2013 | Miami

An outspoken critic of Florida's "Stand Your Ground" has officially filed a bill to repeal the controversial self-defense law. Back in 2005, Florid...

Amanda Terkel

WATCH: Chilling New Ad Reenacts Trayvon Martin's Shooting

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.20.2013 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON -- The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence has released a chilling new online ad reenacting the night Travyon Martin was killed, in an effort to...

WATCH: How The Dream Defenders Are Needling Rick Scott

Vanessa Martin | Posted 08.09.2013 | Miami

In their quest to fight Florida’s Stand Your Ground law, Dream Defenders, the Miami-based protesters, aren't just continuing a 25-day sit-in at Gov....

Talib Kweli Joins Dream Defenders' Fight For 'Trayvon's Law'

Posted 08.08.2013 | Black Voices

The fight against Florida's "Stand Your Ground" laws isn't ending any time soon. Especially not if rapper Talib Kweli and the Dream Defenders have any...

Teen Won't Face Charges In Shooting Death Under 'Stand Your Ground'

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 08.09.2013 | Crime

A Florida teen who killed a man during a confrontation last month will not face homicide charges under the state's controversial "Stand Your Ground" l...

'Stand Your Ground' Hearings Chair: 'I Don't Support Changing One Damn Comma'

Posted 08.08.2013 | Miami

Republicans in Florida appeared to make a major concession to protestors last week when House Speaker Will Weatherford (R-Wesley Chapel) ordered heari...

MAJOR Win For Florida Protestors

Reuters | Posted 10.02.2013 | Miami

(Adds new quote from Agnew, paragraph 6) By Tom Brown MIAMI, Aug 2 (Reuters) - Florida lawmakers will hold hearings thi...

'Stand Your Ground' Poll Reveals Shocking Results

Reuters | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

Aug 2 (Reuters) - Most U.S. voters support the "Stand Your Ground" laws, although the question of whether to retreat or use deadly force in self def...

Speaker: No Reason To Change 'Stand Your Ground' Without This

The Tampa Tribune | William March | Posted 09.30.2013 | Miami

TAMPA - State House Speaker Will Weatherford said Tuesday he's willing to consider legislation changing the state's "stand your ground" law but first ...

'This Law Is Not Repealable'

Reuters | Posted 09.30.2013 | Miami

By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE, Fla., July 31 (Reuters) - Every night for the last three weeks about 50 young protesters have slept on ...

'Stand Your Ground' Protesters Get Boost From Florida Democrats

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 07.22.2013 | Politics

A group of Florida activists that has been camped out in the state capitol building for nearly a week in opposition to "Stand Your Ground" laws is get...

Dems Pressure Scott On 'Stand Your Ground'

Reuters | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics

(Updates with Florida governor meeting demonstrators in Tallahassee) By Tom Brown FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 18 (Reute...

Rick Scott Really Doesn't Want To Talk About Stand Your Ground

The Huffington Post | Ryan Rainey | Posted 07.18.2013 | Politics

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) was whisked away by his aides on Thursday after a reporter asked him a question about the state's controversial "Stand You...

Rick Scott Not Budging On Contentious Issue

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 07.18.2013 | Politics

As protesters' occupation of his office stretches into a third day, a Thursday return by Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) does not appear to be in the card...

Rick Scott Refuses To Repeal Controversial Law

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics

Despite his office being full of protesters, Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) is refusing to budge on his state's Stand Your Ground law. The Associated ...

Petitions Emerge In Support Of Woman Sentenced To 20 Years For Warning Shot

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 07.16.2013 | Politics

In 2012, Marissa Alexander was sentenced to 20 years in jail for firing a warning shot at the wall of her home in what she said was an attempt to ward...

15 Shocking 'Stand Your Ground' Cases

Posted 07.16.2013 | Miami

Although George Zimmerman's defense team did not request a Stand Your Ground hearing, one of the jurors told CNN's Anderson Cooper that the self-defen...

No Stevie Wonder For You, Florida

AP | Posted 09.15.2013 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — Stevie Wonder says he won't perform in Florida and other states with a "stand your ground" law. In a video posted on YouTube, the 63...

Janie Campbell

LOOK: 8 Florida Republicans Who Love 'Stand Your Ground'

HuffingtonPost.com | Janie Campbell | Posted 07.16.2013 | Miami

George Zimmerman's legal team didn't ultimately use a defense based on Florida's controversial Stand Your Ground law, but Zimmerman's killing of unarm...

Florida Democrat Renews Call For 'Stand Your Ground' Repeal

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics

Florida state Rep. Alan Williams (D) is planning to renew his efforts targeting his state's controversial "Stand Your Ground" law, he said Sunday. ...