Florida Police Can Use Stand Your Ground Defense in Deadly Shootings, Court Rules
Critics say the decision will make it more difficult to hold law enforcement officers criminally responsible for on-duty killings.
Florida Judge Strikes Down Updated 'Stand Your Ground' Law
Critics say the latest version of the law that helped exonerate George Zimmerman allows more people to claim self defense, even when they provoked the encounter.
Jordan Davis Should Have Turned 21 Today
Michael Dunn murdered the 17-year-old for daring to play his music loudly.
Theodore Wafer Apologizes, is Sentenced to 17-32 Years for Renisha McBride's Murder
‘From my fear, I caused the loss of a life that was too young to leave this world.’
Marissa Alexander's Retrial Postponed to December
A pending Florida law could determine Alexander’s future.
Florida Senate Committee Passes 'Warning Shot Bill' as Marissa Alexander Faces Triple Sentence
The controversial bill expands existing Florida ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws.
Jordan Davis Murder Trial Begins in Fla. Today
In a case reminiscent of Trayvon Martin’s, 17-year-old Davis was allegedly shot and killed in 2012 by a white man after an argument over loud music.
Yelp! Joins ALEC Amidst Ongoing Criticism
At least 50 corporations and nonprofits have severed ties with American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), but Yelp! is just getting on board.
Marissa Alexander Gets a New Trial
An appeals judge orders a new trial because of flawed jury instructions.
Dream Defenders Leave Capitol, Heading for Governor's Home
The Dream Defenders are now taking their struggle from the capitol building to their communities.
The Dream Defenders Introduce 'Trayvon's Law'; Talib Kweli Weighs In
Youth leaders want state to reform Stand Your Ground and School-to-Prison Pipeline issues.
Stevie Wonder Boycotts Florida -- And Every Other Stand Your Ground State
The legendary singer is taking a stand.
George Zimmerman Skips 'Stand Your Ground' Hearing
Now the stage is almost set for him to be tried for the murder of Trayvon Martin.
Homicides Increase After States Adopt 'Stand Your Ground' Laws, Study Finds
The study by Texas A&M economist Mark Hoekstra also also found the laws have “zero deterrence” effect.
Mark Your Calendars: Trial Date Set for George Zimmerman
The journey to bring Zimmerman to justice has been a long one.
MillerCoors, HP, and Best Buy Leave ALEC
The companies join the roughly 20 companies that have already parted ways with ALEC since ColorOfChange members began demanding an end to corporate-sponsored voter suppression.
Trayvon Martin's Dad has a Moving Message for Father's Day
This Father’s Day, join Trayvon Martin’s father, Tracy Martin, and add your name to this national petition demanding that all “Stand Your Ground” laws be repealed.
Johnson & Johnson Becomes 19th Company to Withdraw Support From ALEC
Pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson announced Tuesday that it would no longer fund the American Legislative Exchange Council.
Why Didn't Florida's Stand-Your-Ground Ethics Apply to Marissa Alexander? [Reader Forum]
Readers discuss the race politics of Alexander’s 20-year sentence for firing a warning shot at her abusive ex-husband.