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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...

Have Guns Made It Harder for Americans to Walk Away From a Fight?

Mike Weisser | Posted 04.21.2014 | Politics
Mike Weisser

We can talk and argue all we want about whether Americans are safer if everyone walks around with a gun. But somehow, don't ask me how, too many of us just can't seem to walk away from a fight.

The NRA Is Directly Behind A Bill Loosening Florida's 'Stand Your Ground' Law

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Lawmakers are aiming to expand Florida's "stand your ground" law with the help of a top NRA lobbyist. Gawker's Adam Weinstein reported that S.B. 44...

New Florida Legislation Would Change Self-Defense Laws

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Florida state Sen. Greg Evers’ (R-Baker) controversial new “warning shot” bill unanimously passed the Senate Criminal Justice Committee Wednesda...

Marissa Alexander Could Be Thrown Back In Prison For Running Errands

Posted 01.25.2014 | Crime

The Florida mom who lost a controversial "Stand Your Ground" case after firing what she called a warning shot at her abusive husband might be thrown i...

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 ...

Troubling Details Uncovered In Fatal 'Stand Your Ground' Shooting

Miami New Times | Michael E. Miller | Posted 12.01.2013 | Miami

It's been two years since the single blast rang out across Biscayne Bay, but memories of the bizarre incident still circle as if caught in the sea's i...

Florida Youth Take 'Stand Your Ground' Fight To The Next Level

Posted 09.24.2013 | Black Voices

Although it has been over a year since it made national news, the Trayvon Martin case pushed the country's controversial "Stand Your Ground" laws into...

Teens Invoke 'Stand Your Ground' In Homeless Man's Death

Sun Sentinel | Rafael Olmeda | Posted 11.07.2013 | Miami

Teenage cousins Jose Llano Xolo, 14, and Juan Xolo Merlin, 18, told a Broward judge Friday they they acted in self-defense last December when they kil...

University Offers 'Stand Your Ground' Class

Sun Sentinel | Scott Travis | Posted 10.23.2013 | Miami

Florida's controversial "Stand Your Ground" law has provoked heated debates, protests, calls for state hearings -- and now a class at Florida Atlantic...

Poll To Call Special Session On 'Stand Your Ground' Fails

Tampa Bay Times | Michael Van Sickler | Posted 10.15.2013 | Miami

As projected, an effort to get lawmakers to hold a special session on Florida's Stand Your Ground law has failed. ...

Florida Sheriffs Come Out Against Stand Your Ground

The Huffington Post | Amanda McCorquodale | Posted 08.14.2013 | Miami

Staunch "Stand Your Ground" supporters in Florida were encouraged last week when the Florida Sheriffs Association announced a unanimous vote of suppor...

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...

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...

'Stand Your Ground' Protesters Get Boost From Florida Democrats

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 07.22.2013 | Politics

A group of Florida activists that has been camped out in the state capitol building for nearly a week in opposition to "Stand Your Ground" laws is get...

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 ...

Rick Scott Refuses To Budge On 'Stand Your Ground'

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Protesters who set up camp in the state Capitol building earlier this week finally got to meet with Gov. Rick Scott late Thursday...

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...

Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson

Florida Boycott Picks Up Steam

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 07.17.2013 | Black Voices

A tourist boycott of Florida is gaining strength, whipped by rage, disbelief and disappointment in a jury's weekend acquittal of neighborhood watchman...

Petitions Emerge In Support Of Woman Sentenced To 20 Years For Warning Shot

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 07.16.2013 | Politics

In 2012, Marissa Alexander was sentenced to 20 years in jail for firing a warning shot at the wall of her home in what she said was an attempt to ward...

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...

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...

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. ...