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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...

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...

'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 ...

Trayvon Martin's Mother Continues Fight Against 'Stand Your Ground' Law

AP | CURT ANDERSON | Posted 09.28.2013 | Black Voices

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. -- The mother of slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin joined a prominent African-American lawyers organization in vowing Monday to ...

Conservative Legislator Proposes "White Right to Stand Your Ground Act"

Tim Koechlin | Posted 09.28.2013 | Politics
Tim Koechlin

Conservative Republican Representative Guy B. White announced today the introduction of bill designed to "strengthen and clarify the right of Normal Americans to stand their ground."

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...

Opinion: How Nonprofits Can Stop Senseless Shootings

philanthropy.com | Posted 07.22.2013 | Impact

The senseless killing of Trayvon Martin and the not-guilty verdict handed down in the case against George Zimmerman send troubling signals about race,...

Senate Subcommittee Will Debate Stand Your Ground

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 07.19.2013 | Politics

Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin, the No. 2 Democrat in the Senate, announced Friday that he will chair a hearing on "stand your ground" laws in the wake of ...

Young People Standing Our Ground to End 'Stand Your Ground' Laws

Joy Lawson | Posted 07.17.2013 | College
Joy Lawson

In many ways, the momentum gathering now is drawing connections between a single trial and a system of justice that is, by and large, failing communities of color.

Racism's 21st Century Makeover

Yousef Abukhdair | Posted 09.16.2013 | Politics
Yousef Abukhdair

To believe racism is non-existent in the American justice system amongst other venues is a ludicrous omission of societal norms and an obtuse understanding of human nature.

Protesters Demand Rick Scott Repeal Controversial Law

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics

Three days after a Florida jury ruled George Zimmerman was not guilty in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, activists are turning to Gov. Rick Scot...

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...

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...

Did Zimmerman Really 'Stand His Ground?'

American Anthropological Association | Posted 09.14.2013 | Crime
American Anthropological Association

Firstly, know that I'm not challenging anybody's satisfaction or outrage with the verdict. However, I've got to challenge some things about Floridian Stand Your Ground policy, Zimmerman's trial, and society's conflation of the two.

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 ...

David Lohr

Key Dates In The Trayvon Martin Murder Case

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 06.10.2013 | Black Voices

The trial of George Zimmerman, set to kick off with jury selection on Monday, is one of the biggest court proceedings to take place in Florida since C...

Florida Fail After Fail After Fail After Fail After Fail

Posted 05.08.2013 | Miami

Despite the fact that more than half of Floridians favor stricter gun control in the state, according to a recent Quinnipiac University poll, lawmaker...

Zimmerman Makes A Big Decision

AP | KYLE HIGHTOWER | Posted 06.30.2013 | Black Voices

SANFORD, Florida -- The former neighborhood watch leader charged with fatally shooting a Florida teenager told a judge Tuesday that he agrees with his...

Zimmerman's Defense Deadline Looming

Reuters | Posted 06.29.2013 | Black Voices

By Barbara Liston ORLANDO, April 29 (Reuters) - Prosecutors in Florida want George Zimmerman to state publicly at a court hearing on T...

Tea Party Moves To Arrest Stand Your Ground Opponents

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 04.12.2013 | Politics

Tea party Republicans in New Hampshire want to press criminal charges against state legislators who voted to repeal the state's Stand Your Ground law ...

John Celock

Stand Your Ground Repeal Called Anti-Women

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics

The Democrat-controlled New Hampshire House of Representatives voted narrowly Wednesday to approve legislation that would repeal the state's Stand You...

Trayvon Martin Case: George Zimmerman's Lawyers Cancel 'Stand Your Ground' Hearing

www.NEWSER.com | Posted 03.06.2013 | Crime

In a surprising twist, George Zimmerman's lawyers have cancelled a hearing set for April that had the potential to have Zimmerman's charges dismissed ...

Janell Ross

Parents Prep For New Legal Battle On What Would Have Been Slain Teen's 18th Birthday

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 02.16.2013 | Black Voices

Before his son died, Ron Davis had had just one distant brush with Florida’s gun laws. Right around the time Davis retired from Delta Airlines i...

WATCH: Jamie Foxx Joins Trayvon Martin Peace Walk

Posted 04.11.2013 | Miami

Trayvon Martin would have turned 18 on Tuesday. On Saturday, actor Jamie Foxx joined Martin's parents Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin in Miami for...

Florida Democrats Join Trayvon Martin's Mother In Fight Against 'Stand Your Ground'

AP | Posted 03.18.2013 | Black Voices

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The mother of Trayvon Martin and Democratic lawmakers are calling for the repeal of Florida's so-called "stand your ground" ...