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Stand Your Ground Florida

Teens Accused Of Killing Homeless Man To Try Controversial Defense

Sun Sentinel | Rafael Olmeda | Posted 08.24.2013 | Miami

Two teenagers accused of killing a homeless man during a fight behind a Hallandale Beach auto parts store in December will try to persuade a judge to ...

'Stand Your Ground' Should Be Repealed

Judith Browne Dianis | Posted 02.03.2013 | Black Voices
Judith Browne Dianis

Dunn claims he acted in self-defense, and that he felt "threatened" before opening fire on the vehicle. His attorney argues that Dunn "acted responsibly." He is now calling on a legal hook for his view that his actions were warranted: Florida's deeply misguided "stand your ground" law.

Don't Ignore the Evidence: Stand Your Ground Is Bad for Florida

David Hemenway, Ph.D. | Posted 01.13.2013 | Miami
David Hemenway, Ph.D.

Have Stand Your Ground laws had some beneficial impact by allowing law-abiding citizens to protect themselves? The evidence doesn't show that. The Task Force meeting this month should seriously examine the scientific evidence. Lives depend on it.

Prosecutors Reveal Strategy Against Self-Defense Claim

Sun Sentinel | Rafael Olmeda | Posted 12.30.2012 | Miami

Prosecutors on Tuesday gave their first public indication of how they plan to challenge James Patrick Wonder's self-defense claim in the slaying of fe...

Another Controversial 'Stand Your Ground' Case To Court

Sun Sentinel | Rafael Olmeda | Posted 12.27.2012 | Miami

A federal agent is gunned down in a West Broward parking lot. Heavily armed officers swarm the area. Was it a targeted killing? Who pulled the trigger...

Zimmerman Will Seek 'stand Your Ground' Hearing

AP | CURT ANDERSON | Posted 10.09.2012 | Black Voices

MIAMI — George Zimmerman will seek to have second-degree murder charges dismissed under Florida's "stand your ground" law in the shooting death ...

Study: 'Stand Your Ground' Helping Criminals

Tampa Bay Times | Kameel Stanley and Connie Humburg | Posted 09.21.2012 | Miami

Maurice Moorer is not the kind of person lawmakers had in mind when they gave Florida the broadest self-defense law in the nation in 2005....

Is This Case 'Stand Your Ground'?

Posted 07.19.2012 | Miami

A Miami man charged with murdering his ex-wife’s new British husband has petitioned the court to dismiss the case under Florida's “Stand Your Grou...

Man Acquitted By 'Stand Your Ground' Shot Dead

AP | Posted 08.27.2012 | Miami

MIAMI -- A man who won a controversial ruling under Florida's "stand your ground" self-defense law three months ago was fatally shot when he got caugh...

Tracy Martin, Father of Trayvon Martin, Releases Father's Day Video On Gun Laws

Michelle Marques | Posted 06.18.2012 | Black Voices

As families across the country come together to celebrate the fathers in their lives, this Sunday is the first year that Tracy Martin will spend the h...

Florida's Stand Your Ground Defense More Likely To Succeed If Victim Is Black

The Huffington Post | Gene Demby | Posted 06.06.2012 | Black Voices

A newspaper report has found that the Stand Your Ground self-defense statute in Florida is more likely to succeed when the victim is black. The Ta...

Trayvon Martin's Mother Releases A Mother's Day Video

The Huffington Post | Gene Demby | Posted 05.11.2012 | Black Voices

Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin, released a Mother's Day video urging viewers to press lawmakers to reconsider their support for controve...

Florida Lawmakers Defend 'Stand Your Ground' Panel

The Huffington Post | Gene Demby | Posted 05.02.2012 | Black Voices

The task force empaneled by Florida Governor Rick Scott called to look into the state's "Stand Your Ground" law, which has come under fire in the afte...

Independent 'Stand Your Ground' Review Releases Recommendations

Posted 05.01.2012 | Miami

An independent review panel formed to examine Florida's 'Stand Your Ground' law released its recommendations Monday in a 21-page report, citing "overw...

Amanda Terkel

Chuck Schumer: DOJ Should Investigate 'Stand Your Ground' Laws

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) wants the federal government to take a closer look at the "Stand Your Ground" laws that are at the center of...