Tag Archives: Stand Your Ground

Fear of a media fiasco? Repubs table heinous “stand your ground” bill

Originally posted on The Florida Squeeze:
This is what’s it’s come to in Florida. Right-wingers and the NRA not only want an environment in The Gunshine State where killing people is convenient — they’re also demanding that victims’ families must fight legal barriers to…

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The dastardly reporting of the @OrlandoSentinel’s Bang Bang Maxwell

Proposed Florida law: Kill someone, claim self-defense … get $200k “This is a dangerous piece of legislation,” said Phil Archer, the gun-toting Republican state attorney for Seminole and Brevard counties. “I don’t know how else to say it.” Archer said … Continue reading

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How well did @ABC2020 cover a FL 18th Judicial Circuit’s Stand Your Ground case last night?

Billy Woodward: ABC ’20/20′ Profiles Fatal Shooting Of Neighbors In Titusville, Florida, ‘Stand Your Ground’ Case Billy Woodward, the Titusville, Florida, man who gunned down three of his neighbors in a fatal shooting in 2012, will have his case featured … Continue reading

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Peace on Earth? Not if the media can help it.

UN Human Rights Committee Finds US in Violation on 25 Counts … To be tortured, spied on, unjustly imprisoned, put in solitary confinement, indefinitely detained, extrajudicially killed by the state, racially profiled, deprived of a home and criminalized for being … Continue reading

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Towards saving Tommy: from the horse’s mouth; Orlando Sentinel’s coverage was “dastardly.”

May 4, 2003 Re. Tommy Zeigler To Whom It May Concern: To Tommy Zeigler and to the state of Florida, I can only apologize unofficially for the dastardly role The Orlando Sentinel played in the pathetically wrongful conviction of Mr. … Continue reading

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Discredited expert witnesses often don’t stay discredited.

Criticisms, Blunders Mar Medical Examiner’s Exit | Orlando Sentinel Gore’s hiring of his newest associate medical examiner, Dr. Marie Hansen, is another move that brought unwanted attention to the office. In 1998, Hansen botched an autopsy so badly in Pasco … Continue reading

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Framed in Florida: A Million Paper Cuts

American Me Law vs Law Enforcement American Me. ———————————— While multiple attackers kicked, punched, slammed him against his vehicle and sliced him with a razor blade and a box cutter – neither of which has a legal length – John … Continue reading

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