All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘stand your ground’

Trayvon Martin’s Death Encourages “Stand Your Ground” Protest

Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law is facing more protests and backlash than ever as the two year anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s death passes. Trayvon’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, recently spoke with CBS about her views on this controversial law. “We don’t have to have a law in place that says, ‘I need to shoot and kill someone and then ask questions …

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George Zimmerman Signs Autographs At Gun Show

A simple Google search of Zimmerman and it seems like no action of his ever goes unreported. Recent headlines include an announced but later cancelled boxing match with rapper DMX to assaulting his pregnant girlfriend. In case you’ve forgotten, George Zimmerman is the 31-year-old American originally known for fatally shooting Trayvon Martin on February 26th, 2012 in Sanford, Florida. Once …

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Trayvon Martin’s Mother: Reform “Stand Your Ground”

Sybrina Fulton, the mother of the teenager killed by George Zimmerman on February 26th of last year, spoke in front of a Senate panel on Wednesday, according to the Washington Post. Her objective was to ask Senate to clarify and reform the wording of the now-controversial “Stand Your Ground” Act. The particular case of Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman began …

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Trayvon Martin’s Mom Wants Revisions to ‘SYG’ Laws

Should someone without a weapon be shot in self-defense if another person considers the person’s behavior to be suspicious? Trayvon Martin’s mother (Sybrina Fulton) and the mother of Jordan Russell Davis (Lucia Holman McBath) both lost their sons (each were aged just 17-years-old) because other individuals found their teenage boys to be considered threats. The “stand your ground” laws influenced …

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Trayvon Martin’s Mom Testifies On ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law

Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin who was shot and killed last year, testified before a Senate subcommittee on Tuesday on the “Stand Your Ground” law. Fulton, along with certain members of the U.S. Senate, hopes to see “Stand Your Ground” laws amended across 22 states. The “Stand Your Ground” law was brought up as a possible …

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Powerful PSA Against Stand Your Ground Laws Re-Enacts Trayvon Martin Murder

The Trayvon Martin murder case and ensuing George Zimmerman trail rocked the United States to its core in a variety of ways; while many activists and social justice enthusiasts staked their claims on Zimmerman’s guilt and raged against the jury’s decision to acquit him of all charges, many others painted Trayvon as a hoodlum and Zimmerman as a victim. Amid …

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Zimmerman Case Spurs Moms Group, Polarizes Sides

After the “not guilty” verdict for George Zimmerman in the killing of Trayvon Martin, protests have sparked up and heated exchanges on social media are in full swing. Lots of people have cooled off over the weekend, but many are just getting going. One of the byproducts of the Zimmerman/Martin case is the launch of grassroots groups that advocate for …

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