Stand Your Ground

The Florida sponsor of the "stand your ground" legislation is pushing for teachers and principals to carry guns in schools. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

‘Stand Your Ground’ Lawmaker Pushes For Teachers To Carry Guns

The state representative who sponsored the bill that became Florida’s “stand your ground” law said Monday that schools would be safer if principals and teachers were allowed to take guns to school.


Photo of George Zimmerman with a bloody nose that his defense team says was taken by a police officer the night of the shooting of Trayvon Martin.  (credit:

Defense Team Photo Shows Zimmerman With Bloody Nose Night Of Shooting

George Zimmerman’s defense team has made a color photo of their client from the night of the shooting public.


File photo of signs for a rally to demand justice for the shooting of Trayvon Martin (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Fatal Shooting Over Music Compared To Martin Case

The fatal shooting of a Florida teenager who was listening to loud music in a car a week ago has drawn comparisons to the Trayvon Martin case, but the differences are significant.


File photo of a gun. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Big Change In Gun Law Not Expected From Task Force

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.


File photo. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel-Pool/Getty Images)

Zimmerman Can Leave County To See Lawyers

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.


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)

Many Free Killers Benefit From ‘Stand Your Ground’

Analysis finds that people with records of crime and violence have benefited most from the controversial legislation.

CBS Tampa–07/29/2012

File photo of a Miami police car. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Man Who Won Ruling Under ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law Shot Dead In Gang Shootout

A man who won a controversial ruling under Florida’s “stand your ground” self-defense law has been fatally shot in Miami.

CBS Tampa–06/27/2012

Sanford Police Department Chief Bill Lee (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Police Chief Fired Over Trayvon Martin Shooting

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.


(Photo by Gary Green/The Orlando Sentinel-Pool/Getty Images)

Florida Task Force Begins Review of Self-Defense Law

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 […]

CBS Tampa–06/12/2012

Judge holding a gavel. (credit: Tom Grill/GettyImages)

Woman Gets Twenty Years For Firing Warning Shot

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.




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