Yeah, I can see how people who are disproportionately victimized by what the powerful call “due process” should be grateful for that, given how wonderfully the justice system has always worked in their favor.
|By: Allison Hantschel Monday November 4, 2013 9:00 pm|
|By: Sara Haile-Mariam Thursday August 22, 2013 1:35 pm|
Earlier this week, a controversial PSA was released by the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) that repositions the tragedy in the context of the Stand Your Ground law that played a role in allowing Martin’s murderer to walk free.
The intense ad features footage of Zimmerman and Martin stand-ins standing off in the rain and is set to the sound of the 911 calls made the night of Martin’s death.
|By: Attaturk Wednesday July 24, 2013 1:30 am|
Ah, the legacy of the Zimmerman verdict in Florida — back to the way things had always been, except for the last couple generations.
|By: Attaturk Thursday July 18, 2013 1:30 am|
Oh those foreseeable conundrums that do not matter as much as the gun-lobby’s money.
|By: Sara Haile-Mariam Friday July 12, 2013 9:15 am|
America, it hurts my feelings
Each time it’s implied
That we can look the other way
Each time a black boy dies
|By: Pam Spaulding Thursday November 29, 2012 7:11 pm|
Yes, the man accused of gunning down the Skittles-wielding Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida has his hat-in-hand again and whining about how misunderstood and mistreated he is.
|By: Pam Spaulding Monday June 4, 2012 10:15 am|
The Tampa Bay Times has published its investigation of Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law, which has received wide attention because of the alleged murder of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman. In its review of the numerous cases in which it was invoked, the newspaper found its has been cited in many ways that no one expected.
|By: David Dayen Thursday April 12, 2012 12:15 pm|
As I’m sure you know, George Zimmerman was charged with second-degree murder yesterday, a charge that surprised many legal experts who expected something more like manslaughter.
|By: Phoenix Woman Friday March 23, 2012 8:00 pm|
Just as ALEC’s “Stand Your Ground” Laws don’t seem to have done much to stop crime but have definitely allowed paranoid bigots to act out their deadliest desires, ALEC’s voter ID laws, which their backers tout as a way to stop the nonexistent problem of people using fake IDs to vote, have instead kept at least nine voters who have every right to vote from being able to do so. Here are some of their stories