Tag Archives: Stand Your Ground Law

Jury Selection, Trial Begins for Latest ‘Stand Your Ground’ Case

By 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.

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Gun Permit Ownership Shows No Correlation With Stand Your Ground Cases

By 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.

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Who Are The Dream Defenders?

By 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.

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Despite Governor’s Rejection, Dream Defenders Say Their Tallahassee Sit-In Is Not Going Anywhere

By 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.

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After Holder’s Speech, “Stand Your Ground” Laws Are Again In The Spotlight

By and 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.

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Crowd Gathers at Bo Diddley Plaza in Gainesville to Protest Zimmerman Verdict

By 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.

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