Stand Your Ground
Analysis finds that people with records of crime and violence have benefited most from the controversial legislation.
A man who won a controversial ruling under Florida’s “stand your ground” self-defense law has been fatally shot in Miami.
Saying he’s lost the trust of officials, a city manager fired a central Florida police chief who was criticized for his agency’s initial investigation of Trayvon Martin’s shooting death at the hands of a neighborhood watch volunteer.
LONGWOOD, Fla. (AP) — The chair of a task force charged with reviewing Florida’s “stand your ground” law says there are no plans to meet privately with the parents of a teen who was killed […]
Marissa Alexander had never been arrested before she fired a bullet at a wall one day in 2010 to scare off her husband when she felt he was threatening her. Nobody got hurt, but this month a northeast Florida judge was bound by state law to sentence her to 20 years in prison.
SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — If Trayvon Martin’s family sues over his death, they might not target George Zimmerman but instead the homeowners association of the neighborhood where the shooting happened and Zimmerman lived. That’s because […]
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Saying he can’t wait for the governor to act, a state lawmaker appointed his own task force Tuesday to scrutinize Florida’s “stand your ground” law after the shooting death of an […]
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A task force set up by a Democratic state senator is examining whether change is needed to Florida’s “stand your ground” self-defense law in the aftermath of the Trayvon Martin […]