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Stand Your Ground Law Florida

'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 ...

Legendary Singer Joins Protest In Florida Capitol

AP | Posted 09.25.2013 | Black Voices

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Singer and entertainer Harry Belafonte on Friday called on Florida Gov. Rick Scott to listen to protesters who are asking fo...

Democrat Applies Pressure To 'Stand Your Ground' States With New Bill

The Huffington Post | Danielle Schlanger | Posted 07.25.2013 | Politics

In light of the shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin and subsequent acquittal of George Zimmerman, one member of Congress wants to pass legis...

Just This Once: What We Need After Trayvon

Judith Browne Dianis | Posted 09.23.2013 | Politics
Judith Browne Dianis

We hoped that just this once, America would show signs of healing. We cannot lose another innocent child so maybe, just maybe, this time we have not only a teachable moment but also a solutions moment.

Janie Campbell

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

Boycott Florida?

Posted 07.15.2013 | Miami

A Florida jury's acquittal of George Zimmerman has enraged a nation, and critics are hoping to hit the Sunshine State where it could really hurt: in i...

Charging George Zimmerman: Why Bypass the Grand Jury?

Bennett L. Gershman | Posted 04.24.2012 | Crime
Bennett L. Gershman

We do not suggest that George Zimmerman deserves more justice than "the next guy" in Florida; we are merely wondering why a procedure so ingrained in our law and culture as a protection of an accused -- any accused -- can be so easily bypassed.

The NRA Needs to Stand Down on Stand Your Ground

Joe Grace | Posted 06.17.2012 | Crime
Joe Grace

I was in St. Louis this past weekend, where more than 60,000 gun enthusiasts gathered at the NRA's annual convention. What was absent from the NRA convention, however, was any real discussion on the "Stand Your Ground" law.

Change My Mind Debate: Should 'Stand Your Ground' Laws Be Repealed?

Michael R. Bloomberg | Posted 04.13.2012 | Miami
Michael R. Bloomberg

Should 'Stand Your Ground' laws be repealed? Join the debate here, and see if anyone can change your mind.

In Latest Show of Extremism, the NRA Hosts a Muslim-Basher

Mark Potok | Posted 06.10.2012 | Politics
Mark Potok

This Sunday in St. Louis, the NRA plans to host retired Lt. Gen. William "Jerry" Boykin, a radical Islamophobe who has said there should be "no mosques in America," as keynote speaker of a prayer breakfast at its annual conference.

'Stand Your Ground Law' At Center Of Shooting

AP | CURT ANDERSON | Posted 05.22.2012 | Miami

MIAMI — Florida is among 21 states with a "Stand Your Ground Law," which gives people wide latitude to use deadly force rather than retreat duri...