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Tag Archives: Stand Your Ground Law
By Maria Carter on January 30th, 2014 | Last updated: February 3, 2014 at 12:54 pm
A Brevard County man is charged with murdering a 17-tear-old Jacksonville teen, raising more questions about Florida’s “stand your ground” law.
By Chabeli Herrera on December 24th, 2013 | Last updated: December 18, 2013 at 8:36 am
Even in Florida counties with the highest gun permits, only few criminal cases in those counties were related to the stand your ground law.
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 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 Yelena Orrelly on July 16th, 2013 | Last updated: July 16, 2013 at 3:51 pm
Rain didn’t stop more than 100 protesters from showing up at Bo Diddley Plaza in downtown Gainesville to march against the George Zimmerman not guilty verdict.