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By Whitney Lavaux on November 26th, 2014 | Last updated: November 26, 2014 at 10:46 am
Peaceful protests took place in Gainesville after the news that Officer Darren Wilson will not be indicted for the shooting of Michael Brown.
By Monica Kelly on December 3rd, 2013 | Last updated: December 3, 2013 at 12:48 pm
With about half of Florida legislators supporting the controversial “stand your ground” law as it is written, the possibility of a repeal in the 2014 session seems slim. WUFT News conducted statewide research to determine which way the legislature might act in the spring.
By Chabeli Herrera on October 15th, 2013 | Last updated: November 21, 2013 at 3:30 pm
The Dream Defenders, including UF’s Woodjerry Louis (above), have made headlines often since Trayvon Martin’s 2012 shooting death and George Zimmerman’s 2013 acquittal, but it’s sometimes a faceless, nameless organization — until now.
By Chabeli Herrera on September 25th, 2013 | Last updated: January 11, 2014 at 1:01 pm
The Dream Defenders have taken the issue of Florida’s “stand your ground” law to the United Nations with an 8-page shadow report summarizing why the law violates the United States’ civil rights obligations.
By Paige Kauffman and Heather van Blokland on August 29th, 2013 | Last updated: October 14, 2013 at 7:44 am
The Martin Luther King Jr. Commission of Florida sponsored a commemorative event Wednesday night to honor the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington.
By Yelena Orrelly on July 22nd, 2013 | Last updated: September 25, 2013 at 3:47 pm
Rep. Clovis Watson Jr., of District 20, was one of the speakers at Saturday’s rally. During his speech, Watson announced his support for a repeal of the “stand your ground” law.
By Kayla Rumpfeldt on July 19th, 2013 | Last updated: October 14, 2013 at 7:44 am
UF Dream Defenders will stay at the Capital until their demands for a repeal of Florida’s “stand your ground” law are met, even though Gov. Rick Scott’s refused to call a special session.
By Dyann Lesnever and Donna Green-Townsend on July 17th, 2013 | Last updated: September 25, 2013 at 3:47 pm
Although Attorney General Eric Holder is taking a stand against “stand your ground” law, other lawmakers, including Rep. Dennis Baxley, believe it is an important law and should remain unchanged.
By Ashira Morris on February 26th, 2013 | Last updated: September 25, 2013 at 3:47 pm
A year ago Tuesday, Trayvon Martin was shot by George Zimmerman, a self-proclaimed neighborhood watchman, in Sanford. Martin died, and a national conversation shifted to self-defense policy, neighborhood watches and racial tensions.