stand your ground

Florida’s legislative committee took a major step toward clarifying the state’s heavily debated “Stand Your Ground“ self-defense law approving some restrictions on its use and further clarifying that the statute does not permit ‘vigilantism’ by neighborhood watch activists. The Florida Current is reporting four major changes: — It requires city and county police agencies to […]

Former U.S. airman Michael Giles was jailed to 25 years in prison for standing his ground in Florida. He’s been in prison for four years now…

Al Sharpton and the National Action Network  led a march Monday from the Tallahassee Leon Country Civic Center to the State Capitol to address ‘stand…

A Florida judge ruled that Keenan Finkelstein, 24, will not be able to use the state’s controversial Stand Your Ground law to get charges dropped…

03/10/14- Roland Martin talks with Pastor Jamal Bryant about the negative impact of “Stand Your Ground” laws and the rally against SYG happening in Tallahassee, Florida today.

03/05/14- Reverend Al Sharpton encourages people to participate in the “Stand Your Ground” rally happening in Tallahassee, Florida on March 10, 2014. For more information about the event, visit here.

Today marks the second anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s senseless death. The unarmed teenager was gunned down by security guard/wannabe cop George Zimmerman on February 26, 2012 in Sanford, Florida while walking home from a convenience store. Although told to stand down by police after reporting Martin as “suspicious” Zimmerman followed the teen and confrontation ensued. […]

On the night of February 26, 2012, 17-year old Trayvon Martin, a hoodie-wearing high school junior, was walking through a neighborhood in Sanford, Florida when a night watchman, George Zimmerman confronted him. Zimmerman shot and killed the unarmed teen, claiming self-defense. After a controversial trial, Zimmerman was acquitted of second-degree murder and manslaughter. His defense […]

The second juror from the Michael Dunn murder trial has broken her silence, saying that the shocking verdict had nothing to do with race, reports…

A friend from Chicago, a black female physician, had a sobering conversation with her three school-age sons days before a Florida jury failed to convict Michael Dunn of the premeditated murder of Jordan Davis, a black teenager, in a dispute over loud music. “I presented the concept of “Strange Fruit” to them through poetry, music […]

02/17/14- Roland Martin talks with Attorney Ben Crump about the Michael Dunn verdict and why “Stand Your Ground” laws need to be dismantled. Plus, he gives us his opinion on George Zimmerman’s claims of homelessness and PTSD. The “Moral Monday March” will be held on March 3, 2014 in Jacksonville, Florida in protest of the […]