Sunday, August 25, 2019

Tag: STand your ground

Attorneys to Argue Self-Defense Over ‘Stand Your...

Jury selection has begun in the trial of a white Florida man who shot and killed an unarmed African-American man during a heated dispute...

Miami’s Top Prosecutor Deems Controversial ‘Stand You...

In newly filed documents, a South Florida organization of prosecutors criticized the latest version of the state's controversial stand your ground law, telling the Florida Supreme Court...

Attorney Compares Latest Stand Your Ground Incident...

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — An attorney for the family of an unarmed black man fatally shot by a white man in a Florida...

Fortune Ranks Black Lives Matter Founders Among...

A new Fortune ranking puts the three founders of the Black Lives Matter Movement high among other global politicians and leaders. In a list of...

Jordan Davis Documentary ‘3 1/2 Minutes, 10...

Three years ago today, on November 23, 2012, Michael Dunn, a 45-year-old white male, bickered with a group of teenagers over the volume of...

Mother of Jordan Davis Takes on Stand...

A rash of police killings of Blacks has shifted the dialogue surrounding #BlackLivesMatter away from gun-toting vigilantes like George Zimmerman to calls for more...

Social Media in Uproar After George Zimmerman...

George Zimmerman retweeted an image over the weekend showing the body of Trayvon Martin, the Black teenager he shot and killed without conviction three...

Marissa Alexander Provides Details of Her Ordeal...

Marissa Alexander, the mother of three who served three years in a Florida prison for firing a warning shot at the ceiling to ward...

Marissa Alexander Walks (Mostly) Free From Prison...

The torturous ordeal of Florida mother Marissa Alexander has nearly come to an end, as Alexander was freed from prison yesterday after serving three...

White Man Plays Vigilante in Attacking Legally...

  So, a Black man has a gun in a holster that he is licensed to carry and walks into a Tampa-area Walmart? Sounds like...

Court Case May Make It Easier to...

An appeal to the Florida Supreme Court on Tuesday of the controversial “Stand Your Ground” law, which worked to the benefit of George Zimmerman...

Marissa Alexander Accepts Plea Deal; Will Be...

Marissa Alexander, a Black mother of three who has been in an ongoing battle to gain her freedom after her arrest for firing a...

10 Ways Racism Robs Black Children of...

There are tons of “teen anthems” that encourage their listeners to live life in the fast lane and be adventurous. There is also a...

Marissa Alexander Is Under Strict House Arrest...

Though much of the public may be under the impression that she is walking free, Marissa Alexander actually remains under house arrest as she...

7 Existing Laws That Can Cripple the...

  U.S.  Mandatory Sentence Laws A mandatory sentence is a court decision where people convicted of certain crimes must be punished with at least a minimum...

After Marissa Alexander Denied ‘Stand Your Ground’...

Justice for Marissa Alexander is proving elusive, after a Florida judge last week ruled that she couldn't use a "stand your ground" defense in...

Families Hold ‘Stand Your Ground’ Protest as...

Florida's controversial "stand your ground" law was the focus of a powerful protest march to the state Capitol in Tallahassee yesterday,  led by Rev....

Jordan Davis’ Parents Come Together to Fight...

Ron Davis and Lucia McBath, the divorced parents of slain teen Jordan Davis, plan to come together to fight against Florida's "stand your ground"...

Court Upholds Marissa Alexander’s Bond as Sheriff’s...

A Jacksonville judge has ruled that Marissa Alexander can remain free on bond after prosecutors accused her of violating her home detention by going...

Marissa Alexander, Out On Bail, Spends Thanksgiving...

It's been a year-and-a-half since Marissa Alexander felt a Florida breeze whip across her face as a free woman. But although she's not yet...

Marissa Alexander Gets New Trial Date, Could...

Marissa Alexander, the African-American mother from Florida serving a 20-year sentence for self-defense, had a status hearing on Thursday morning. At the conclusion of the...