Stand Your Ground
Members of the state’s Legislature will be polled to see if there is enough support to hold a special session to decide the fate of the state’s controversial “stand your ground” law.
Florida’s so-called “stand your ground” law has received support from the Florida Sheriffs Association.
The tab for the George Zimmerman trial continues to grow. According to Seminole County officials, the trial cost the county government $91,000.
Less than 24 hours after it was announced that the Florida House planned to hold a subcommittee hearing later this year to address the state’s controversial “stand your ground” law, the state’s Senate is moving towards doing the same.
Even though the chairman clearly stated he doesn’t intent to support any changes to “stand your ground” law, the Florida House has planned to hold a subcommittee hearing later this year to address the state’s controversial law.
The Reverend Jesse Jackson is standing by critical comments he made about Florida and has refused to offer an apology demanded by Gov. Rick Scott.
Congresswoman Frederica Wilson plans to meet with members of the Dream Defenders and state lawmakers to discuss the ‘stand your ground’ law.
Harry Belafonte, sometimes referred to as the “King of Calypso,” has joined the protesters who have not—and say they will not—leave Florida’s Capitol until Governor Scott calls a special session to review the state’s self-defense laws.
Gov. Rick Scott reiterates that he will not call a special legislative session to address the controversial “stand your ground” law but sends his Department of Juvenile Justice secretary to speak with protesters who have been camped out in the Capitol for six days.
Despite public rallies, a call President Barack Obama for a close examination and the urging of civil rights groups after the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the death of Trayvon Martin, there won’t likely be any changes in so-called “Stand Your Ground” laws across the nation.