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Florida ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law Revisions Unconstitutional, Judge Rules

Florida ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law Revisions Unconstitutional, Judge Rules

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.

Florida Gov. Signs Bolstered ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law

Florida Gov. Signs Bolstered ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law

The new law shifts the burden of proof in pretrial hearings to prosecutors, rather than defendants, to prove whether force was used lawfully.

Florida Legislature Poised to Bolster ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law

Florida Legislature Poised to Bolster ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law

“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.

Joe McKnight Case: Shooter Arrested, Sheriff Lashes Out at Critics, Black Community

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.”

Stand Your Ground Sign

Mothers of Slain Black Teens Unite to Protest Against ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law

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 Obama speaks to reporters about Trayvon Martin's death

President Obama: ‘Trayvon Martin Could Have Been Me’ (VIDEO)

President’s personal statement reminds America that we’re not past racism in this country.

Petition: 1 Million Call for Federal Civil-Rights Action Against George Zimmerman

Petition: 1 Million Call for Federal Civil-Rights Action Against George Zimmerman

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.

Ask the White Guy, Luke Visconti, DiversityInc CEO

Ask the White Guy: Why Is Trayvon a White-on-Black Crime?

A reader asks why this tragedy is considered racial injustice. DiversityInc CEO Luke Visconti responds.

#Trayvon

What does the story of Trayvon Martin tell our society—and business?