Stand Your Ground law

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‘Stand Your Ground,’ dissects perpetual war on Black males

Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas

“Why is it becoming increasingly acceptable to kill unarmed black children? Why are they so easily perceived as a threat? How are we to keep our black children safe? 

As the mother of a black male child, I find these to be urgent questions. The slaying of Trayvon [Martin] struck a nerve deep within me. After Jordan [Davis], then Jonathan [Ferrell], then Renisha [McBride], I was practically unnerved. Continue Reading →

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Democrats being against Republican policies — Allowed wrong argument in favor of Trayvon Martin



Because of Civil Rights Activists and leaders in the Democrat party the wrong argument was made that could have sent Zimmerman to jail for the rest of his life. I teach the Permit to Carry Gun class in Minnesota. Our team has taken over others areas including Wisconsin, Kansas and Illinois teaching instructors to teach permit to carry and use of a weapon in self-defense in the home and/or in public. This being said, the reader needs to listen to another perspective on this issue that led into Mr. Zimmerman being set free. I was interviewed on local and national FOXnews regarding what I termed as a willful, intentional and unlawful shooting of two teens recently, in Minnesota. Continue Reading →

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Barack Obama needs to free Marissa Alexander



The problem is not the Stand Your Ground law. It’s with its application. A cowardly predator like George Zimmerman can hide behind the statute, but, Marissa Alexander got 20 years. This is, as anyone can tell you, because Zimmerman murdered Trayvon Martin, a young Black man and Marissa Alexander is a Black woman. That is why the law worked for Zimmerman and did not work for Alexander, sent her to jail for protecting herself, her home and her children from her abusive ex. Continue Reading →

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Zimmerman trial watch






Below is a series of commentaries written by MSR staff writer Charles Hallman exclusively for the MSR Online regarding the George Zimmerman trial. They are being posted several times per week. Charles Hallman welcomes reader responses to


Zimmerman update #16 (July 23, 2013)

It’s been over a week since the George Zimmerman not-guilty verdict was handed down. Marches, vigils, and other such events have taken place in its aftermath. “There’s going to be a lot of arguments about the legal issues in the case,” admitted President Obama in his unexpected address to the press last week. Continue Reading →

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