Post Tagged with: "Stand Your Ground"
Critics cited the 2012 death of unarmed Black teenager Trayvon Martin, who was killed by a neighborhood watchman who claimed he was in fear for his life.
The new law shifts the burden of proof in pretrial hearings to prosecutors, rather than defendants, to prove whether force was used lawfully.
“Who will speak for the voiceless victims, silenced by an aggressor who claims he wasn’t an aggressor but is protected by a flawed law?” said Democratic Rep. Bobby Dubose.
At a press conference regarding the arrest the white man who killed McKnight, Sheriff Newell Normand allayed fears of a white shooter, saying, "predominantly, Black males … commit the murders.”
The mothers of Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis lead a march to demand a repeal of the law that protects murderers like George Zimmerman and Michael Dunn, while the Florida Senate looks to compromise with a reform of the law.
President’s personal statement reminds America that we’re not past racism in this country.
Prominent leaders promise ongoing action against Stand Your Ground legislation and other civil-rights efforts in the wake of outrage over the Trayvon Martin verdict.
A reader asks why this tragedy is considered racial injustice. DiversityInc CEO Luke Visconti responds.