Stand Your Ground
As a task force on Florida’s much-debated “stand your ground” law finished its final meeting Tuesday, its draft report recommended no sweeping changes to the statute and a key legislative leader said he would not favor such changes if they were recommended.
The former neighborhood watch volunteer charged in the fatal shooting of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin will be allowed to leave the county where he lives so he can meet with his attorneys.
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 […]