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Trayvon Martin Stand Your Ground

Trayvon's Mother Calls For States To Clarify Stand Your Ground Laws

AP | LAURIE KELLMAN | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin, is telling a Senate panel Tuesday that states must clarify their "stan...

Jennifer Bendery

Trayvon Martin's Mom To Testify About 'Stand Your Ground'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sybrina Fulton, whose teenage son Trayvon Martin was gunned down last year by a man who claimed he was acting in self-defense, will test...

Trayvon's Parents Renew Appeal

The Orlando Sentinel | Staff Writer | Posted 10.03.2013 | Black Voices

Attorneys for Trayvon Martin's parents on Friday renewed their appeal for changes to "stand your ground" laws around the country, calling them vague a...

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 ...

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...

Jan Diehm

LOOK: 'Shoot First,' Explain Later

HuffingtonPost.com | Jan Diehm | Posted 11.11.2013 | Black Voices

George Zimmerman's defense lawyers did not invoke Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law in his criminal trial, but his "justifiable use" of deadly force, ...

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. ...

Zimmerman Verdict Renews Debate Over 'Stand Your Ground'

stateline | Maggie Clark | Posted 07.16.2013 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Janell Ross

Killing Of Another Unarmed Florida Teen Reignites Push to Repeal 'Stand Your Ground' Laws

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 12.05.2012 | Black Voices

Two days after Jordan Davis’s parents buried the body of their 17-year-old son in the Georgia ground, a campaign to repeal "Stand Your Ground" laws ...

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...