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What Happens When An Entire City Becomes A Drug-Free School Zone

..., and well after Kolbe’s students had left for summer vacation. The undercover officer took the stand during King’s trial and simply pointed to a map. An investigator for the state’s attorney’s office told the jury he measured 911 feet between the apartment...

Published on April 14, 2014

Meet The Lawmaker Who's Trying To End Abortion In Alabama

... debt collectors' authority. ALEC is perhaps most notorious for pushing "Stand Your Ground" laws, like the one in Florida that allowed George Zimmerman to escape criminal charges for shooting and killing Trayvon Martin exactly two years ago. She's retiring...

Published on February 26, 2014

Ten Travesties Of Justice In 2013

... critical injuries. A jury acquitted Gilbert after his lawyer argued that he was authorized to use deadly force under a Texas provision that goes even farther than Florida's Stand Your Ground law in authorizing the use of deadly force to “retrieve stolen property...

Published on December 23, 2013

Ten Ways Criminal Justice Is One Of The Great Civil Rights Crises Of Our Time

... victim was white than for those whose victim was black. 8. In states with Stand Your Ground laws, whites who kill blacks are far more likely to have their killings deemed "justified" than blacks who kill blacks or whites. Per this chart from PBS: Credit...

Published on August 28, 2013

Civil Rights Commission Approves Rare Investigation To Probe Stand Your Ground’s Racial Bias

...The U.S. Civil Rights Commission voted Friday to investigate racial bias in Stand Your Ground laws, the ALEC and NRA-backed statutes that authorize the unfettered use of deadly force in self-defense. The vote initiates the first full-blown investigation...

Published on June 3, 2013

With Stand Your Ground Laws Still Standing, Two Alabama Shooters Escape Liability

..., no charges will be filed against her under Alabama’s Stand Your Ground law -- the same law that gained notoriety after the tragic killing of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin. The woman, whose name was not released, said she was out walking her dog when she saw...

Published on May 30, 2013

Romney Courts Endorsement From Pro-Immigrant, Pro-Gun Regulation Mayor Michael Bloomberg

... regulation -- he may be the nation's leading advocate on these issues. The Mayor supports closing loopholes so that everyone who buys a gun undergoes a background check. He led a national charge to roll back the so-called "Stand Your Ground" laws that played...

Published on May 2, 2012

VICTORY: ALEC Disbands Guns & Voter Suppression Task Force

... these are “stand your ground” gun laws that came to the forefront in Florida after Trayvon Martin’s tragic death, and new voter ID laws that could suppress millions across the country, predominantly poor people and minorities. Yet, while today’s announcement...

Published on April 17, 2012

Must-Read Drew Westen Op-Ed Spells Out Obama's Catastrophic Failure of Messaging

... by organized money is just as dangerous as Government by organized mob. Never before in all our history have these forces been so united against one candidate as they stand today. They are unanimous in their hate for me -- and I welcome their hatred." FDR, 1936...

Published on August 7, 2011

Escalation: On The Record

... of Congress from Alabama are directly opposing Bush's latest strategy to deepen U.S. involvement in the war, and some already have announced their endorsement of it. But that many of them are publicly expressing caution at all is a major development for a state...

Published on January 11, 2007

Press Roundtable: Gen. Joseph Hoar, USMC (Ret.)

... - that a woman will stand for this one time, but two, three times is - MR. CROWLEY: Or men. GENERAL HOAR: I beg your pardon? MR. CROWLEY: Or men. GENERAL HOAR: Or men. Yeah, okay. Thanks, P. J. You're so good. Anyway, I think for me it's important...

Published on September 23, 2005