stand your ground law

Explosive ALEC Documents Reveal Budget Woes, New Front Group
ALEC scrambled in the wake of a wave of attacks following the Zimmerman verdict to maintain their influence over legislators. Read more...
Update: Homeowner Stands His Ground, 'Accidentally' Shoots Teen In The Face
A black Michigan teen is dead after seeking help when she suffers a late night auto accident. Read more...
When she appeared in court in early September to face perjury charges for lying in a bail hearing about how much money the couple had available -- George was not with her -- in fact, no Zimmerman showed up for Shellie's hearing. Read more...
 Florida Reviewing ‘Stand Your Ground’
Florida's Speaker of the House announced on Friday that hearings will be held this fall on the state's infamous “Stand Your Ground” laws. Read more...
The only minority member of a six-woman jury told Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts that George Zimmerman "got away with murder" in the death of Trayvon Martin. Read more...

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Bill Moyers: "When gun industry analyst Tom Diaz joined me on TV to talk about gun laws that make Americans more vulnerable, our substantial conversation lasted so long, we needed to extend it online." Read more...
'Justice For Trayvon' Rallies Gather In 100 Cities
One week after a jury found George Zimmerman not guilty in the death of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin, people began to gather for rallies scheduled nationwide. Martin's mother, Sybrina Fulton, spoke to a New York City crowd. Al Sharpton led the crowd in a chant of "I am Trayvon Martin!" and "No justice, no peace!" before challenging people to protest stand-your-ground laws and demanding that U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. pursue a civil rights case against Zimmerman because, Sharpton said, "Trayvon Martin had the civil right to go home that day." Read more...
Four of the jurors at the George Zimmerman trial distanced themselves late Tuesday from statements that another juror made in a televised interview. Read more...
ALEC created the Stand Your Ground Law that allowed George Zimmerman to kill an unarmed, innocent black teenager and be acquitted in a court of law by a jury of his peers. The verdict is a travesty. But it's a travesty that goes much deeper than a courtroom in Sanford, Florida. Read more...
If anyone didn't think this guy was quite insufferable enough during his interview on Piers Morgan last month, you're in luck. You can be treated to almost an entire hour of his whining about how liberals are keeping the poor conservative white man down. Read more...