stand your ground
PJ Nilaja Patterson, a 43-year-old Florida man who beat an iguana to death, now faces 5 years in prison after a judge rejected his defense of the state’s “Stand Your Ground” law.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors charged a white man with manslaughter Monday in the death of an unarmed black man whose videotaped shooting in a store parking lot has revived debate over Florida’s “stand your ground” law. Michael Drejka, 47, has been charged with the July 19 death of Markeis McGlockton outside a Clearwater […]
Michael McGlockton is convinced that two things killed his son in a Florida parking lot last month: The man who pulled the trigger and the state’s polarizing “stand your ground” self-defense law. Markeis McGlockton, 28, died a few yards from his children and girlfriend at a store in Clearwater after a confrontation over a […]
Reverend Al Sharpton is headed to Florida, just as he did six years ago to defend Trayvon Martin. This time he is going to stand up for, and take care of the family of Markeis McGlockton. McGlockton was killed in Clearwater, Florida, while defending his girlfriend and children after a white man walked up to […]
The man who shot and killed 28-year-old Markeis McGlockton in a Circle A parking lot will not be charged because of Florida’s “stand your ground” law. This announcement sparked a protest on Sunday in the parking lot where the incident took place. According to USA Today, it all started when Markeis McGlockton’s girlfriend drove into a handicapped […]
Life behind bars is no joke. It’s hard enough having to serve a short or indefinite sentence. However, living behind bars pregnant at the age of 26 for protecting your family without killing anyone, that raises an entirely new argument on the double standard of law against Black people in America. Jacque Reid goes Inside Her […]
A House committee voted in favor of a rep's controversial "Stand Your Ground" bill in Utah as violence against people of color has been a major concern.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida doesn’t just want to let people stand their ground, it also wants to make the state prove they didn’t commit violence in self-defense before taking them to trial. Florida has been seen as a leader in giving citizens immunity in cases of self-defense, its “stand your ground” law serving as […]
Two on-duty Ohio sheriff’s detectives who were secretly recorded in 2013 as they joked around and used racist epithets about the killing of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, by George Zimmerman, have been ordered to take sensitivity training. Of course the deputy who recorded the Hocking County sheriff’s department detectives laughing it up at the late teen’s […]
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