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“stand your ground” law

Grace Miranda and other supporters of Trayvon Martin gather for a rally in front of Florida Senator Marco Rubio's (R-FL) office to ask him to retract his support for Florida's so called 'Stand Your Ground' gun law following the Trayvon Martin killing on April 9, 2012 in Miami, Florida. Martin was killed by George Michael Zimmerman on February 26th while Zimmerman was on neighborhood watch patrol in the gated community of The Retreat at Twin Lakes, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Legislators Vote Down Stand Your Ground Repeal

A panel of Florida legislators on Thursday easily defeated an effort to repeal the state’s controversial “stand your ground law” Thursday following hours of passionate testimony.

11/10/2013

Bond Hearing Held For Trayvon Martin Shooter George Zimmerman

Tracy Martin Calls For “Stand Your Ground” Repeal

Tracy Martin — father of slain teenager Trayvon Martin — was in the capital to continue his fight against Florida’s “stand your ground” law.

10/17/2013

File photo of a judge's gavel. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Fla. Woman Jailed For Firing Warning Shot Gets New Trial

A Florida appeals court is ordering a new trial for a woman sentenced to 20 years to prison after she fired a warning shot in a wall during a dispute with her husband.

CBS Tampa–09/26/2013

Photo of The Game's Trayvon Martin tattoo. (credit: Instagram/Roman Abrego)

Rapper The Game Unveils Tattoo Dedicated To Trayvon Martin

The fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin on the evening of February 26, 2012 in Sanford, Florida became one of the most controversial trials of this year.

08/20/2013

File photo of Trayvon Martin's mother, Sybrina Fulton. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for NAACP Image Awards)

Trayvon Martin’s Mother: Repeal Stand-Ground Law

The mother of slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin and a prominent black lawyers’ organization are keeping up the pressure for repeal of “stand your ground” self-defense laws.

07/29/2013

George Zimmerman arrives in Seminole circuit court on the second day of his trial in Seminole circuit court on June 11, 2013 in Sanford, Fla. (credit: Joe Burbank - Pool/Getty Images)

Potential Zimmerman Juror: ‘I Wasn’t Agreeing With The Racial Connotation’

Attorneys resumed jury selection Tuesday in the trial of the neighborhood watch volunteer charged with fatally shooting Trayvon Martin, interviewing a middle-aged black man who said the case was politicized and a middle-aged white man who questioned the need for Florida’s “stand your ground” self-defense law.

06/11/2013

Tracy Martin (L) and Sybrina Fulton, parents of slain teen Trayvon Martin, sit at Beulah Baptist Institutional Church. (Photo by Roberto Gonzalez/Getty Images)

Trayvon Martin Scholarship To Be Given By Parents

The parents of Trayvon Martin are presenting a scholarship in their son’s name during a Martin Luther King Jr. celebration in Daytona Beach.

01/17/2013

George Zimmerman sits during his bond hearing with his attorney Mark O'Mara in a Seminole County courtroom on June 29, 2012 in Sanford, Fla. (credit: Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel-Pool/Getty Images)

George Zimmerman Sues NBC, Reporters

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — George Zimmerman is suing NBC, claiming he was defamed when the network edited his 911 call to police after the shooting of Trayvon Martin to make it sound like he was […]

CBS Tampa–12/06/2012

File photo of George Zimmerman in court. (credit: Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel-Pool/Getty Images)

Zimmerman Attorney: ‘Facts Don’t Seem To Support A Stand Your Ground Defense’

The attorney for the former neighborhood watch volunteer who shot and killed Florida teenager Trayvon Martin said Monday he believes that the facts that will be argued in the case fall more under traditional self-defense.

08/14/2012

George Zimmerman, center, sits during his bond hearing with his attorney Mark O'Mara, left, in a Seminole County courtroom on June 29, 2012 in Sanford, Fla. (credit: Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel-Pool/Getty Images)

George Zimmerman Seeking ‘Stand Your Ground’ Hearing

Attorneys for the neighborhood watch volunteer charged in the death of an unarmed teen say they’ll seek a “stand your ground” hearing that could lead to criminal charges being dismissed.

08/09/2012

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