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Florida Senate Committee Passes 'Warning Shot Bill' as Marissa Alexander Faces Triple Sentence

Florida Senate Committee Passes ‘Warning Shot Bill’ as Marissa Alexander Faces Triple Sentence

by Von Diaz on March 5 2014, 1:17PM

The controversial bill expands existing Florida ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws.

Topics: /NOW

Jordan Davis Murder Trial Begins in Fla. Today

Jordan Davis Murder Trial Begins in Fla. Today

by Carla Murphy on February 6 2014, 1:56PM

In a case reminiscent of Trayvon Martin’s, 17-year-old Davis was allegedly shot and killed in 2012 by a white man after an argument over loud music.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Yelp! Joins ALEC Amidst Ongoing Criticism

Yelp! Joins ALEC Amidst Ongoing Criticism

by Von Diaz on September 27 2013, 1:11PM

At least 50 corporations and nonprofits have severed ties with American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), but Yelp! is just getting on board.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Marissa Alexander Gets a New Trial

Marissa Alexander Gets a New Trial

by Aura Bogado on September 26 2013, 12:08PM

An appeals judge orders a new trial because of flawed jury instructions.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Dream Defenders Leave Capitol, Heading for Governor's Home

Dream Defenders Leave Capitol, Heading for Governor’s Home

by Brentin Mock on August 15 2013, 4:30PM

The Dream Defenders are now taking their struggle from the capitol building to their communities.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW, Schools & Youth

The Dream Defenders Introduce 'Trayvon's Law'; Talib Kweli Weighs In

The Dream Defenders Introduce ‘Trayvon’s Law’; Talib Kweli Weighs In

by Brentin Mock on August 8 2013, 4:34PM

Youth leaders want state to reform Stand Your Ground and School-to-Prison Pipeline issues.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Stevie Wonder Boycotts Florida -- And Every Other Stand Your Ground State

Stevie Wonder Boycotts Florida — And Every Other Stand Your Ground State

by Jamilah King on July 16 2013, 11:32AM

The legendary singer is taking a stand.

Topics: /NOW, Trayvon Martin

George Zimmerman Skips 'Stand Your Ground' Hearing

George Zimmerman Skips ‘Stand Your Ground’ Hearing

by Jamilah King on March 6 2013, 9:22AM

Now the stage is almost set for him to be tried for the murder of Trayvon Martin.

Topics: /NOW

Homicides Increase After States Adopt 'Stand Your Ground' Laws, Study Finds

Homicides Increase After States Adopt ‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws, Study Finds

by Jorge Rivas on January 4 2013, 12:34PM

The study by Texas A&M economist Mark Hoekstra also also found the laws have “zero deterrence” effect.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Mark Your Calendars: Trial Date Set for George Zimmerman

Mark Your Calendars: Trial Date Set for George Zimmerman

by Julianne Hing on October 18 2012, 1:15PM

The journey to bring Zimmerman to justice has been a long one.

Topics: /NOW, Trayvon Martin

MillerCoors, HP, and Best Buy Leave ALEC

MillerCoors, HP, and Best Buy Leave ALEC

by Jorge Rivas on July 11 2012, 10:33AM

The companies join the roughly 20 companies that have already parted ways with ALEC since ColorOfChange members began demanding an end to corporate-sponsored voter suppression.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Trayvon Martin's Dad has a Moving Message for Father's Day

Trayvon Martin’s Dad has a Moving Message for Father’s Day

by Jorge Rivas on June 14 2012, 1:56PM

This Father’s Day, join Trayvon Martin’s father, Tracy Martin, and add your name to this national petition demanding that all “Stand Your Ground” laws be repealed.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Johnson & Johnson Becomes 19th Company to Withdraw Support From ALEC

by Jorge Rivas on June 13 2012, 1:28PM

Pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson announced Tuesday that it would no longer fund the American Legislative Exchange Council.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Why Didn't Florida's Stand-Your-Ground Ethics Apply to Marissa Alexander? [Reader Forum]

Why Didn’t Florida’s Stand-Your-Ground Ethics Apply to Marissa Alexander? [Reader Forum]

by Channing Kennedy on May 21 2012, 8:57AM

Readers discuss the race politics of Alexander’s 20-year sentence for firing a warning shot at her abusive ex-husband.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Trayvon Martin

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