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What The Zimmerman Gun Auction Means

What The Zimmerman Gun Auction Means | politics | Scoop.it
An online auction on the gun used to fatally shoot Trayvon Martin means some disturbing, haunting emotions and memories will return.
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The Next Case: The REAL Test Case

The Next Case: The REAL Test Case | politics | Scoop.it
In a tale of two murders, the victims were very much alike. Both had the same teenage passions that all 17-year-olds have. Both teens were born in February, both were killed (though miles apart) in...
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will this be the real test of Florida's stand your ground law?

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When Stand Your Ground Went International

When Stand Your Ground Went International | politics | Scoop.it
Yoshihiro Hattori thought when he came to America as an international exchange student that he would be welcomed but he was shot and killed by a Louisiana homeowner, and the killer walked free.
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before stand your ground laws, an incident in 1992 brought the gun-control debate to the headlines and spurred the creation of the Brady Law

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From Arizona To Florida, Stand Your Ground Ends In Manslaughter

From Arizona To Florida, Stand Your Ground Ends In Manslaughter | politics | Scoop.it
Two cases, over 2300 miles apart - in Florida and Arizona - are in the web of situations involving stand your ground laws.
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standing your ground=manslaughter

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Happy Thanksgiving! Marissa Alexander Free On Bond

Happy Thanksgiving! Marissa Alexander Free On Bond | politics | Scoop.it
Marissa Alexander, a Florida mom who fired a warning shot at an abusive husband, and was sentenced to 20 years in prison, only to be granted a new trial, is free on bond and home with family - in t...
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Jordan Davis Remembered, One Year Later

Jordan Davis Remembered, One Year Later | politics | Scoop.it
In Jacksonville, Florida, loud music blared across Latham Plaza in remembrance as family, friends, and others gathered for a vigil to celebrate the life of Jordan Davis, a young man gone too soon.
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sad incident that didn't have to happen on the day after Thanksgiving last year

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Florida Lawmakers Kill Stand Your Ground Repeal Bill At Hearing

Florida Lawmakers Kill Stand Your Ground Repeal Bill At Hearing | politics | Scoop.it
At a hearing, Florida lawmakers gave some young people a slap in the face, voting 11-2 against a bill calling for a full repeal of the state's stand your ground law.
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Florida lawmakers seemed like a bunch of snobbish assholes.

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Panel At US Senate Hearing Appears Against Stand Your Ground Laws

Panel At US Senate Hearing Appears Against Stand Your Ground Laws | politics | Scoop.it
For the first time, the federal government held a hearing on stand your ground laws in America, significant in itself, since each state in the union has it's own laws on self-defense, shoot-first, ...
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Boycott Taking Place Against Stand Your Ground States

A subtle internet campaign has been taking place since July against U.S. states with stand your ground laws on the books
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What do you think? Could an economic boycott damage Florida’s economy?

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Florida Hearing On Repeal Of Stand Your Ground Is Nov. 7th

Florida Hearing On Repeal Of Stand Your Ground Is Nov. 7th | politics | Scoop.it
Florida State Representative Alan Williams (D-Tallahassee) has confirmed that a highly-anticipated hearing before the Criminal Justice Subcommittee on a bill filed in August - SB 4003 - calling for...
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Mother In Stand Your Ground Movie, Son Is Victim Four Months Later

Mother In Stand Your Ground Movie, Son Is Victim Four Months Later | politics | Scoop.it
Imagine acting in a movie about a stand your ground case, and four months later your own child is unjustifiably killed by someone claiming immunity under stand your ground law. That's exactly what ...
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Lucia Mcbath has a small role here, but a bigger part to play in real life

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Boycott Florida Sunday

Boycott Florida Sunday | politics | Scoop.it
Since July, the movement to Boycott Stand Your Ground States has called for a bi-monthly economic boycott of stand your ground states on the 13th (monthly anniversary of the verdict in the Geo...
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What do you think? Could an economic boycott damage Florida’s economy?

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The Next Case: The REAL Test Case

The Next Case: The REAL Test Case | politics | Scoop.it
A real test case for Florida's stand-your-ground law starts with the trial of Michael Dunn, who shot and killed Jordan Davis.
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Jordan Davis Family Can't Show Support At Michael Dunn Trial

Jordan Davis Family Can't Show Support At Michael Dunn Trial | politics | Scoop.it
At a pretrial hearing for Michael Dunn. who killed Jordan Davis at a Florida gas station, a judge acted on defense motions that impact the upcoming trial.
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Facebook Killer Derek Medina Indicted, Claims Stand Your Ground

Facebook Killer Derek Medina Indicted, Claims Stand Your Ground | politics | Scoop.it
A Miami man accused of killing his wife earlier this year, then posting a pic of her dead body on facebook, plans to use a stand your ground defense, and has been indicted
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stand your ground is just a waste of court time and resources. I say "hang 'em high"

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72 Year-Old Man With Alzheimer's Killed After Ringing Bell At Wrong House

72 Year-Old Man With Alzheimer's Killed After Ringing Bell At Wrong House | politics | Scoop.it
72 year old Ronalld Westbrook, who suffered from Alzheimer's disease, wandered away from home and was shot four times and killed after ringing the doorbell and turning a doorknob at a house in Geor...
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why shoot to kill when cops afre on the way?

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Can Renisha McBride Killer Claim Stand Your Ground Defense?

Can Renisha McBride Killer Claim Stand Your Ground Defense? | politics | Scoop.it
A common thread in many cases where someone claimed a stand your ground defense after killing an innocent, unarmed person, is that there is usually no other defense.
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it's highly inlikely this would turn out to be a stand your ground case

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Despite Protests Ohio Set To Be Next Stand Your Ground State

Despite Protests Ohio Set To Be Next Stand Your Ground State | politics | Scoop.it
Ohio lawmakers, despite months of multiple protests, demonstrations, and thousands of signatures on petitions, are poised to enact sweeping changes to that state's self defense laws that would also...
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Stand Your Ground Hearings Highlight A Frenzy Of Activity

Stand Your Ground Hearings Highlight A Frenzy Of Activity | politics | Scoop.it
A new frenzy of activity involving stand your ground laws Florida may soon have some gun-toting, second amendment quoting vigilante kooks shaking. For the first time since neighborhood watchman Geo...
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a lot of things are going on in regard to stand your ground, will it end where it all started?

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Jesse Jackson Sues Georgia Over Stand Your Ground Law

Jesse Jackson Sues Georgia Over Stand Your Ground Law | politics | Scoop.it
Jesse Jackson's Rainbow Push Coalition filed a lawsuit against the state of Georgia challenging the state's stand your ground law, reportedly the beginning of a push to universally define the laws ...
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what happened to the Florida boycott, Mr Jackson?

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U.S. Senate Sets New Date For Stand Your Ground Hearing

U.S. Senate Sets New Date For Stand Your Ground Hearing | politics | Scoop.it
The U.S. Senate has rescheduled the hearing on stand your ground laws, which was originally scheduled for September 17 in Washington, D.C., but postponed due to shootings the day before at a nearby...
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this is the hearing postponed due to the Navy Yard shootings. Government is working again!

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Marissa Alexander Being Moved From Prison To County Jail

Marissa Alexander Being Moved From Prison To County Jail | politics | Scoop.it
WJXT-TV, Channed 4 in Jacksonville reports that a Florida judge has ordered Marissa Alexander to be be transferred from state prison in Marion County to Duval County, which should take pl...
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Justice Denied: Bystander Killed, Man Freed By Stand Your Ground

Justice Denied: Bystander Killed, Man Freed By Stand Your Ground | politics | Scoop.it
It was after midnight, on April 18, 2010 in Columbia, South Carolina, Darrell Niles, 17, a basketball player at Keenan High, only wanted to make sure a group of girls made it home from a club OK af...
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this is much worse than the Trayvon Martin shooting

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In Shutdown, 'Trickle Down' Takes on New Meaning For Government Employees

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the effects of a government shutdown go far beyond the loss of income for government workers.

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