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Florida to Pass “Warning Shot” Law

by The Grio   Apr 15, 2014

New law in Florida to consider warning shots as legal self-defense.  Florida governor Rick Scott is expected to sign new “warning shot” legislation that... Read More

Stand Your Ground Laws Incompatible with the Right to Life

Stand Your Ground Laws Incompatible with the Right to Life

by #teamEBONY   Mar 14, 2014

The Dream Defenders continued their fight against Stand Your Ground, meeting with the United Nations Human Rights Committee to discuss how the policy encourages... Read More

Stand Your Ground Rally Florida Tallahassee

Lucy McBath, Mother of Jordan Davis, Speaks Out Against Stand Your Ground

by The Grio   Mar 11, 2014

A march against Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law was held Monday at the Florida state capitol in Tallahassee. Busloads who attended listened as Rev.... Read More

Marissa Alexander retrial another black mark on the record of Angela Corey

What Does Angela Corey Have Against Marissa Alexander?

by The Grio   Mar 05, 2014

State’s Attorney Angela Corey is having a very bad year. Her office has flubbed two high-profile murder trials and now the state’s attorney announced... Read More

Fed Up Floridians to Mark Opening of Legislative Session at the State's Capitol With Alternative State of the State Address

The Dream Defenders to Confront Florida Lawmakers about Systematic Injustice

by #teamEBONY   Mar 03, 2014

On March 4th, the first day of Florida's 2014 legislative session, youth and concerned Floridians will gather outside the Capitol to express concerns over... Read More

Marissa Alexander

Marissa Alexander Might Face 60 Years in Prison

by Jezebel   Mar 03, 2014

Marissa Alexander, the Florida woman who was was convicted of three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and sentenced to 20 years... Read More

“Stand Your Ground” Nation

Shoot First, Ask Questions Never: America, the Stand Your Ground Nation

by Slate   Feb 26, 2014

Ever since George Zimmerman gunned down Trayvon Martin in his Sanford, Fla., gated community, it’s become an article of faith that the rash of... Read More

'I Am Still Called by the God I Serve to Walk This Out'

Lucia McBath, the Mother of Jordan Davis, on Her Son’s Murder

by The Atlantic   Feb 25, 2014

Last Thursday, I took my son to meet Lucia McBath, because he is 13, about the age when a Black boy begins to directly... Read More

Angela Corey

An Open Letter to Angela Corey and the Legal Community

by #teamEBONY   Feb 21, 2014

We write this letter out of our deep commitment to racial equity, as well as in the principles of fairness upon which this country... Read More

The Logic of the Michael Dunn Jury

The Michael Dunn Jury: Born in the U.S.A.

by The Atlantic   Feb 20, 2014

As it stands, the facts hold that three jurors believed that the killing of Jordan Davis was just, and nine did not. My contention... Read More