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George Zimmerman Stand Your Ground

Janet Mock Sounds Off On Controversial 'Stand-Your-Ground' Case

Posted 04.07.2014 | Gay Voices

Transgender writer and advocate Janet Mock sounded off on Marissa Alexander, who was sentenced in 20 years in prison after firing a warning shot at he...

WATCH: Young Black Men's Raw Emotions Captured The Day After Zimmerman Was Acquitted

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 02.26.2014 | Black Voices

Two years ago today, an unarmed, black teen named Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by a neighborhood watch volunteer named George Zimmerman. In ...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Ted Cruz: Stand Your Ground Laws Favor Black Individuals

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ted Cruz accused lawmakers Tuesday of exploiting the shooting death of Trayvon Martin to advance their own political agenda at a Se...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Trayvon Martin's Mom Pleads With Congress To Revise 'Stand Your Ground' Laws

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sybrina Fulton, the mother of slain teenager Trayvon Martin, made an impassioned plea before a congressional committee Tuesday to amend ...

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...

Rick Scott Really Doesn't Want To Talk About Stand Your Ground

The Huffington Post | Ryan Rainey | Posted 07.18.2013 | Politics

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) was whisked away by his aides on Thursday after a reporter asked him a question about the state's controversial "Stand You...

Eric Holder Strongly Criticizes Stand Your Ground Laws, Opens Up About Trayvon Martin Case

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 07.16.2013 | Politics

ORLANDO, Fla. — Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday strongly criticized stand-your-ground laws that allow a person who believes he is in danger ...

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...

Watch: George Zimmerman Acts Like A Cop, Talks Like A Cop, Is Not A Cop

The Huffington Post | Jermaine Spradley | Posted 07.03.2013 | Black Voices

"The suspect," a relatively innocuous phrase, but one that could hold great meaning as the trial of George Zimmerman, who stands accused of murdering ...

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...

Trymaine Lee

George Zimmerman Unaware Of Stand Your Ground Laws When He Shot Trayvon Martin

HuffingtonPost.com | Trymaine Lee | Posted 07.19.2012 | Black Voices

In an interview Wednesday night with Fox News talk show host Sean Hannity, George Zimmerman said that when he shot and killed Trayvon Martin back in F...