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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 Associated Press on September 9th, 2013 | Last updated: October 14, 2013 at 7:44 am
George Zimmerman’s estranged wife called police officers to her father’s house in Florida Monday, saying the former neighborhood watch volunteer who was acquitted of murder threatened her with a gun.
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 Morgan Falcon on August 26th, 2013 | Last updated: October 14, 2013 at 7:44 am
Gainesville youth commemorated this week’s 50th anniversary of the March on Washington in 1963, but many on Saturday said more civil rights progress needs to be made.
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.