Florida State Attorney William Gladson announced that his office would not upgrade the manslaughter charge brought against Susan Lorincz to murder in a statement on Monday. Lorincz was arrested for the shooting death of her Black neighbor Ajike Owens, who was unarmed as she stood at Lorincz's door on June 2nd.


Never try it with a Black mother, and most especially don’t try it with one who is a veteran lawyer and respected elected official. Arkansas State Senator Stephanie Flowers caught the attention of the nation last week when she railed against the interruption of her Republican counterpart inside the chamber during a “Stand Your Ground” […]


A white man who shot and killed an unarmed Black man in Florida is now charged with manslaughter after attempting to fight the case via the state’s “Stand Your Ground” laws. Michael Drejka, who shot Markeis McGlockton in a parking lot, was booked today on the charges and his bond is set at $100,000.


Sabrina Fulton and Tracy Martin have one more news tidbit to keep them awake at night. Florida’s insanely vague “stand-your-ground” law has made it possible for John Wayne Rogers (no irony lost over here), a blind man who shot and killed his “drinking buddy”–after a long night of drinking, no doubt, to obtain his guns […]

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Marissa Alexander, a jailed Florida woman who argued the state’s “Stand Your Ground” law as defense after firing a shot at her abusive husband, will now receive a new trial. An appeals court judge has decided to grant Alexander a new trial based on findings that the jury instructions on what stands as self-defense may […]