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Florida Stand Your Ground

Amanda Terkel

Are Stand Your Ground Laws Racially Discriminatory?

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights voted on Friday to launch an investigation into whether "Stand Your Ground" laws around the country ...

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...

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 ...

Janell Ross

Jordan Davis Casualty Of Florida's Lax Gun Laws, Opponents Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 12.02.2012 | Black Voices

On Saturday, Lucia McBath and Ron Davis buried their 17-year-old son, Jordan Davis. That Davis was killed after an exchange about loud music is not...

Jennifer Carrol's Brother In Law Indicted In Alleged Illegal Pill Scheme

Posted 08.01.2012 | Black Voices

Federal authorities have charged the brother-in-law of Jennifer Carroll, Florida's embattled lieutenant governor, with trying to illegally sell prescr...

Trymaine Lee

Trayvon Martin's Parents Urge Florida Task Force To Amend Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Trymaine Lee | Posted 06.13.2012 | Black Voices

On Tuesday, during the first public meeting of the 19-member Task Force on Citizen Safety and Protection, convened by Gov. Rick Scott to examine Flori...

Floridians Divided Over Stand Your Ground Laws

AP | GARY FINEOUT | Posted 06.12.2012 | Black Voices

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Nearly 6,600 emails gathered by a task force looking into Florida's self-defense laws have been filled with passionate responses ...

Playground Bully

The Independent Florida Alligator | Posted 08.06.2012 | College
The Independent Florida Alligator

Policies that punish students for reasonably defending themselves put them in potentially horrible scenarios. It's about time someone starts thinking about the unintended consequences of punishing those who stand up for themselves and others.

Jennifer Bendery

Congressional Black Caucus Introduces Trayvon Martin Resolution

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Congressional Black Caucus unveiled a resolution on Wednesday that honors the life of Trayvon Martin and calls for the repeal of "St...