National

Florida Woman Imprisoned for ‘Warning Shot’ Released from Prison Before Thanksgiving

[ABC News] Unfortunately your browser does not support IFrames. Breaking News from ABC | Thanksgiving Recipes A Florida woman who claimed to be a victim of abuse, yet was sentenced to 20 years behind bars for allegedly firing a warning shot during a dispute with Read More

National

Marissa Alexander Will Get a New Trial

[MSNBC] Marissa Alexander, the African-American woman who was sentenced to 20 years for discharging a firearm in Florida despite pleading Stand Your Ground against her husband, will get a new trial. Alexander, 32, said she fired a bullet at the ceiling because she was afraid of Read More

Op-Ed

Boycott Florida: An Idea Whose Time Has Come

By Ron Daniels NNPA Guest Columnist Ron Daniels In a recent article I called for economic sanctions against Florida to compel business and political leaders in that state to change the “Stand Your Ground Law” that provided the basis for the acquittal of George Zimmerman Read More

Op-Ed

Blackonomics: On What Ground are We Standing?

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist What has become our mantra in this post-George Zimmerman are U.S. Attorney General, Eric Holder’s words to the NAACP last week; “We must stand our ground” against injustice.  Holder drew cheers, “Amens,” and a standing ovation when he spoke those Read More

Politics

Attorney General Eric Holder Denounces ‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws

[The Washington Post] ORLANDO — Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. strongly condemned “stand your ground” laws Tuesday, saying the measures “senselessly expand the concept of self-defense” and may encourage “violent situations to escalate.” The statutes, which have been enacted in more than 30 states, Read More

National

Unbelievable: Fla. ‘Stand Your Ground’ Defense Rejected for Mother Only Firing ‘Warning Shot’

No One Injured But Sentenced to 20 Years Marissa Alexander is an example of unequal justice in Florida by Alexis Taylor Special to the NNPA from the AFRO American Newspaper No one was hurt or killed when 31-year-old Marissa Alexander fired a warning shot into Read More

National

George Zimmerman’s Decision Leads to Summer Trial

[ABC News] Unfortunately your browser does not support IFrames. US News | Entertainment News | More ABC News Videos A Florida judge questioned George Zimmerman today on his decision to waive a hearing under the state’s “Stand Your Ground” law, which means that he is Read More