Tag: Stand Your Ground

60 Years For A Warning Shot? Why We Still Have To Keep Fighting For Marissa Alexander
By March 12, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

60 Years For A Warning Shot? Why We Still Have To Keep Fighting For Marissa Alexander

It seems that the fight for justice for Marissa Alexander is still far from over. In spite of her release from prison, for the time being, prosecutors are now seeking a triple sentence for Alexander, who fired warning shots to the side of her abusive spouse. Alexander, 33, was convicted back in 2012. Her three […]

Another Man In Florida ‘Stood His Ground’, Chasing and Killing Youth In Hoodie

Another Man In Florida ‘Stood His Ground’, Chasing and Killing Youth In Hoodie

Another potential “Stand Your Ground” shooting recently occurred in Florida. An Orlando man shot and killed a 21-year-old who was allegedly running through (or from, depending on who you ask), his yard. But the young man had not stolen anything, nor broken in to anyone’s home. He was literally just running. He had not threatening anyone, […]

Second Degree Murder Charge FINALLY Announced In Renisha McBride Shooting Death
By November 15, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Second Degree Murder Charge FINALLY Announced In Renisha McBride Shooting Death

After almost two weeks of delay, and an apparent cover-up in the details surrounding the shooting death of Renisha McBride, 19, news just broke that Theodore Paul Wafer, 54, has finally been charged with second-degree murder, manslaughter and a felony firearm charge. Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy just announced the decision to charge Wafer at a press conference this […]

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This Time ‘Trayvon’ is a 19-Year-Old Black Woman Shot In the Head

This Time ‘Trayvon’ is a 19-Year-Old Black Woman Shot In the Head

Standing your ground? That’s what Dearborn Heights police believe. This time it wasn’t George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin, it was a Michigan man versus Renisha McBride, 19, who was shot in the back of the head*. The shooter told police he believed McBride was an intruder. The police initially told McBride’s family that her body […]

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EYE-WITNESSES to the Shooting of Trayvon Martin Changed Story Saying ZIMMERMAN Was the Aggressor

EYE-WITNESSES to the Shooting of Trayvon Martin Changed Story Saying ZIMMERMAN Was the Aggressor

You may not have heard, but several of the George Zimmerman trial witnesses came forward to say that they have changed their accounts of what they saw the fateful night that Trayvon Martin was shot and killed. Each of them expressed that they were never really as certain about their testimony as the prosecution made […]