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In the News: Sugar Daddies Pay Tuition, Aurora Theater Reopens, ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law, Early Voting, Jury Convicts Maranda Martin

By on January 18th, 2013 | Last updated: January 18, 2013 at 11:26 am

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Repeal of ‘stand your ground’ must survive trip through original co-sponsor’s committee

By on January 15th, 2013 | Last updated: October 14, 2013 at 7:43 am

Florida Rep. Alan Williams proposed a bill last week that if passed would repeal the law that received a lot of attention after the killing of Treyvon Martin almost a year ago. Williams believes the law has failed. The repeal of the law will have to go through the House Judiciary Committee charied by Rep. Dennis Baxley, an original co-sponsor of the law.

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North Central Florida politicians react to Connecticut shooting, possible gun legislation

By on December 14th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:14 am

Dennis Baxley and Chuck Chestnut offer their thoughts on Friday’s Connecticut shooting and possible increased gun control measures that could result.

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In the News: Assistance in Sandy aftermath, Stand Your Ground hearing, Florida voting, Baby boomer drug abuse, Allen investigation

By on November 13th, 2012 | Last updated: November 13, 2012 at 9:46 am

Florida’s first responders aid Hurricane Sandy victims – About 40 members of the South Florida Disaster Medical Assistance Team are traveling to the Northeast for two weeks to help with Sandy recovery efforts. South Florida Sun-Sentinel Stand Your Ground group, […]

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Public has opportunity to comment on Florida’s “stand your ground” law

By on June 12th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:14 am

The task force set up by Governor Rick Scott to evaluate Florida’s “stand your ground” law held its first public hearing today. The law says that a person does not have to retreat in the face of a threat and can use […]

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Task Force On Citizens Safety to hold first public meeting today

By on June 12th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:14 am

Republican State Representative from Ocala, Dennis Baxley, will be traveling to Seminole County today for the first public meeting of the Task Force on Citizens Safety and Protection.  The panel was created by Florida Governor Rick Scott after neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman […]

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Members of “stand your ground” law task force receive input from around the state

By on April 30th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:13 am

As the controversial trial of George Zimmerman gets closer, the issue of Florida’s “Stand Your Ground Law” is getting reviewed.  The Task Force on Citizen Safety and Protection will meet for the first time tomorrow to discuss the law, which […]

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Area leaders tapped for governor’s taskforce to study Florida’s “stand your ground” law

By on April 19th, 2012 | Last updated: October 14, 2013 at 7:42 am

In light of the Trayvon Martin case, Florida’s “stand your ground” law has been called into question, leading the Florida government to convene a special task force to review the law. Among those selected are Ocala Republican State Representative and […]

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Social media increases national attention on Trayvon Martin case

By on March 26th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 11:25 pm

With details continuing to emerge surrounding the case, supporters of Martin everywhere have become enraged about law enforcement’s lack of action up to this point. Though the case began in the small city of Sanford, Florida, it has captured the […]

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Florida legal experts weigh in on the state’s “stand your ground” law

By on March 22nd, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:11 am

The shooting death of 17 year old Trayvon Martin in the  surburban neighborhood of Sanford right outside Orlando continues to receive national attention. The teen was shot and killed by a self-proclaimed neighborhood watchman who says the case is a matter […]

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