Stand Your Ground

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Warning Shot Bill Moving Ahead In Florida

There’s a push by some Florida legislators to make it clear that people can show a gun, or fire a warning shot, without getting a long prison sentence.

CBS Miami–01/08/2014

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New “Stand Your Ground” Case Could Head To Supreme Court

A divided appeals court on Thursday threw out second-degree murder charges against a man who fatally shot two others outside a Chili’s restaurant in a case that could renew debate on the state’s “stand your ground” law.

01/02/2014

George Zimmerman at his bond hearing on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013. (Source: CBS4)

George Zimmerman Posts Bond And Is Released From Jail

Bond has been set at nine-thousand dollars for George Zimmerman after his most recent arrest in a domestic disturbance case with his new girlfriend.

CBS Miami–11/19/2013

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Felon Wants High Court To Consider “Stand Your Ground” Defense

The conviction of a Palm Beach County man who was not allowed to use the state’s “stand your ground” self-defense law may be taken up by Florida’s Supreme Court.

11/14/2013

Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, answers questions during a  press conference with members of the National Bar Association in which they were calling for a repeal of Florida's Stand Your Ground Law at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach July 29, 2013 in Miami Beach, Florida. . Fulton's son Trayvon was killed during a struggle with neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman in February of 2012. (Photo by Angel Valentin/Getty Images)

Trayvon Martin’s Mom: Clarify Stand Your Ground Laws

WASHINGTON (CBSMiami/AP) —Sybrina Fulton, the mother of South Florida teen Trayvon Martin, spoke to a Senate panel Tuesday in Washington urging states to clarify their “stand your ground” self-defense laws.

CBS Miami–10/29/2013

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 24: Tracy Martin, father of slain teen Trayvon Martin, participates in the first hearing of the Congressional Caucus on Black Men and Boys in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill July 24, 2013 in Washington, DC. In the wake of the Trayvon Martin shooting trial verdict in Florida, the hearing focused on African-American men's responsibility for '...ensuring our boys mature into strong men.' (Photo by: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Martin’s Father Continues ‘Stand Your Ground’ Fight

The father of slain teenager Trayvon Martin was in Tallahassee Thursday to continue his fight against Florida’s “stand your ground” law.

10/17/2013

Florida Legislature (Source: David Sutta/CBS4)

State Senate Panel Passes “Stand Your Ground” Bill

In the wake of George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, a Senate committee approved a bi-partisan bill which proposes changes to neighborhood watch programs and the state’s “stand your ground” law.

10/08/2013

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Lawmaker Wants To Allow Warning Shot To be Fired

A case that shocked the nation after a woman was sentenced to 20 years for firing a shot during an argument with her estranged husband may inspire a change in the law.

CBS Miami–09/27/2013

Trayvon Martin's mother Sybrina Fulton, arrives in the courtroom on the 24th day of the George Zimmerman  trial at the Seminole County Criminal Justice Center, in Sanford, Fla., Friday, July  12, 2013. Zimmerman is charged with 2nd-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed teen, in 2012. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/POOL)

Town Hall On Trayvon Martin’s Death Held For Broward Students

A group of Broward County students attended a special town hall meeting Wednesday that focused on the death of Trayvon Martin and the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial.

CBS4–09/18/2013

(Source:FAU) FAU Boca Raton campus

FAU Offers Course On “Stand Your Ground” Law

The depth and scope of Florida’s so-called “stand your ground” self defense law will be the focus of a new course offered at Florida Atlantic University.

08/22/2013

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