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Healthcare law may close gaps in mental health coverage - Los Angeles Times

Healthcare law may close gaps in mental health coverage - Los Angeles Times | Shining a light on ALEC | Scoop.it
Healthcare law may close gaps in mental health coverage Los Angeles Times The law expands who is eligible for Medi-Cal, the coverage program for poor and disabled residents, enabling them to get comprehensive mental health services, and California...
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Armed Intruder Who Shot Homeowner Argues ‘Stand Your Ground’ Defense

Armed Intruder Who Shot Homeowner Argues ‘Stand Your Ground’ Defense | Shining a light on ALEC | Scoop.it
While the country had its attention turned toward George Zimmerman’s trial, an armed intruder in South Carolina attempted to use the same legal defense that gained infamy in the early days of the Zimmerman case.
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It's messed up, Dude. We're in it up to here.

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Lt. Gov.: 'Guns in trunks' bill needs clarity - WBIR-TV

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Lt. Gov.: 'Guns in trunks' bill needs clarity
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The so-called guns in parking lots bill took effect at the beginning of the month. It allows handgun carry permit holders to keep their firearms in their cars while at work.
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John Oliver highlights blatant racial double standard in Florida’s self-defense laws

John Oliver highlights blatant racial double standard in Florida’s self-defense laws | Shining a light on ALEC | Scoop.it
Monday night on The Daily Show, host John Oliver ripped into the “fucking crazy” state of Florida over George Zimmerman’s not guilty verdict.
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Stand Your Ground Laws Under Scrutiny Post-Zimmerman Verdict - WBUR

Stand Your Ground Laws Under Scrutiny Post-Zimmerman Verdict - WBUR | Shining a light on ALEC | Scoop.it
Stand Your Ground Laws Under Scrutiny Post-Zimmerman Verdict WBUR While Florida continues to grapple with its law, the race to adopt stand your ground-type legislation advanced by the National Rifle Association and the conservative American...
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Renewable Energy Survives ALEC's Attack in the States, Grows Stronger - SustainableBusiness.com

Renewable Energy Survives ALEC's Attack in the States, Grows Stronger - SustainableBusiness.com | Shining a light on ALEC | Scoop.it
SustainableBusiness.com Renewable Energy Survives ALEC's Attack in the States, Grows Stronger SustainableBusiness.com If you watched the two superb episodes on ALEC that Bill Moyers did on PBS, you know this organization works diligently and...
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Stevie Wonder boycotts Florida

Stevie Wonder boycotts Florida | Shining a light on ALEC | Scoop.it
He won't sing there until the state's controversial Stand Your Ground law is "abolished."
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Eric Holder: Trayvon Martin Death Was An 'Unnecessary Shooting'

Eric Holder: Trayvon Martin Death Was An 'Unnecessary Shooting' | Shining a light on ALEC | Scoop.it
Attorney General Eric Holder says the killing of Trayvon Martin was a tragic, unnecessary shooting and that the 17-year-old's death provides an opportunity for the nation to speak honestly about complicated and emotionally charged issues.
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Do Other Countries Have “Stand Your Ground” Laws?

Do Other Countries Have “Stand Your Ground” Laws? | Shining a light on ALEC | Scoop.it
Jurors in the George Zimmerman murder trial discussed Florida’s “stand your ground” law before reaching a not guilty verdict on Saturday, according to juror B37.
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Eric Holder calls for review of self-defense laws after George Zimmerman’s acquittal

Eric Holder calls for review of self-defense laws after George Zimmerman’s acquittal | Shining a light on ALEC | Scoop.it
Eric Holder, the US attorney general, launched an attack Tuesday on self-defence laws he said encouraged more violence, and used George Zimmerman’s acquittal over the murder of Trayvon Martin as a backdrop to call for a deeper debate about issues...
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Revoking Zimmerman's "License to Kill": True #Justice4Trayvon - Global Grind

Revoking Zimmerman's "License to Kill": True #Justice4Trayvon - Global Grind | Shining a light on ALEC | Scoop.it
Global Grind Revoking Zimmerman's "License to Kill": True #Justice4Trayvon Global Grind My issue lies with the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, which helped implement the Stand Your Ground law in Florida back in 2005, and then...
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ALEC and the NRA bear HEAVY responsibility. So do the citizens of Florida who won't get this law off the books.

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Why is ALEC protecting animal abuse? | The Raw Story

Why is ALEC protecting animal abuse? | The Raw Story | Shining a light on ALEC | Scoop.it
Fighting ALEC's 'Ag-Gag' (via Moyers & Company). Muckrakers and activists have been working to expose the brutality of industrialized meat production since Upton Sinclair's writing of The Jungle in 1906.
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For Martin supporters, sadness and solidarity after Zimmerman verdict — MSNBC

For Martin supporters, sadness and solidarity after Zimmerman verdict — MSNBC | Shining a light on ALEC | Scoop.it
People around the country reacted with sadness and shock to Saturday night's verdict in the George Zimmerman trial.
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so now Zimmer wants to be paid for murdering Trayvon? Read to the MSNBC comment at the end: 

 

Editor’s note: George Zimmerman has sued NBC Universal for defamation. The company strongly denies the allegation.

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A Rough Guide to Life in the United States of Zimmermanm, the US of Z

A Rough Guide to Life in the United States of Zimmermanm, the US of Z | Shining a light on ALEC | Scoop.it
In the US of Z the law allows people to hunt each other, and feel no remorse for killing someone.
The most important thing about the Zimmerman verdict is that it's a clear demonstration of how the American legal system is only about law.
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Sometimes our legal system seems to have little to do with the truth. It's about the rules of the game played in a particular courtroom.  Period.

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White Supremacy "Post-Racial" Style: Context of Gutting VRA

White Supremacy "Post-Racial" Style: Context of Gutting VRA | Shining a light on ALEC | Scoop.it
Part 9 of the series, "The Structure of Lies in Conservative Jurisprudence".
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Fruitvale Station: Film based on 2008 Oscar Grant killing echoes Trayvon Martin case

Fruitvale Station: Film based on 2008 Oscar Grant killing echoes Trayvon Martin case | Shining a light on ALEC | Scoop.it
Film about shooting of Oscar Grant opens at same time as not guilty verdict in trial of George Zimmerman for killing of unarmed 17-year-old Martin A Sundance prize-winning film about the real-life shooting of a black man by a white policeman has...
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Stevie Wonder To Stop Performing In Florida And Other Stand Your Ground States

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At a concert in Quebec on Sunday, following the verdict in the trial of George Zimmerman for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, musician Stevie Wonder made a pledge to his audience: that he won’t perform in states or countries that have Stand...
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ALEC, Abortion, & Stand Your Ground - Burnt Orange Report

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ALEC, Abortion, & Stand Your Ground
Burnt Orange Report
If you want to learn more about ALEC and how you can get involved in exposing their corporate influence in Texas politics, join up with Progress Texas!
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Obama-signed law could be used vs. Zimmerman

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The hate crimes law makes it easier to pursue a federal criminal case in Trayvon Martin's death.
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Holder slams Stand Your Ground laws

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The Attorney General says the measures increase the chance for violence.
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GOP rep on Zimmerman verdict: 'Get over it' - USA TODAY

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GOP rep on Zimmerman verdict: 'Get over it'
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... on the Mall show on WMAL came after a lengthy discussion about health care and Republican opposition to the law signed by President Obama.
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Why It Was Too Easy for George Zimmerman to Get Off for Self-Defense

Why It Was Too Easy for George Zimmerman to Get Off for Self-Defense | Shining a light on ALEC | Scoop.it
Much debate about the jury’s decision Saturday to find George Zimmerman not guilty of murdering Trayvon Martin has focused on Florida’s Stand your Ground law, which allows a person to use deadly force in self-defense even if they can safely retreat.
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Law and Justice and George Zimmerman

Law and Justice and George Zimmerman | Shining a light on ALEC | Scoop.it
The exoneration of Travyon Martin's killer is a stark reminder of the limitations of our judicial systems and the choices we make about the laws under which we live.
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Thoughtful article

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Will a gun protect a single woman frightened by a bump in the night? - Los Angeles Times

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Will a gun protect a single woman frightened by a bump in the night?
Los Angeles Times
In fact, the mere act of carrying a gun seems to promote paranoia.
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"The act of carrying a gun seems to promote paranoia -- .....

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ALEC's Stand Your Ground and George Zimmerman declared not guilty - Northdallasgazette

ALEC's Stand Your Ground and George Zimmerman declared not guilty - Northdallasgazette | Shining a light on ALEC | Scoop.it
Northdallasgazette ALEC's Stand Your Ground and George Zimmerman declared not guilty Northdallasgazette American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) created the Stand Your Ground laws and tonight it appears they can celebrate a victory with...
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So, a person can shoot and kill someone with legal protections if he fears for his life. BUT a person cannot beat up someone if he fears for his life.  Guns, ok. Fists, not ok.  Is that right?

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