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Report: Florida charges more kids as adults than any other state, black youth disproportionately affected

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According to a new report, Florida charges juveniles as adults more that any other state. The report, released by Human Rights Watch reveals that more than 12,000 children have been moved from the juvenile to adult court system in the past five years. 

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Florida House passes bill that would allow owners to conceal weapons at public events

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The Florida House has passed a bill that would allow gun owners to conceal their weapons in public during hurricane evacuations, riots and toxic events. The bill, HB 209, passed 80-36. 

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Pastors call for Angela Corey to offer original plea deal to Marissa Alexander

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Jacksonville area pastors are calling for Florida State Attorney Angela Corey to offer Marissa Alexander the same plea deal she rejected before she was convicted of three count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. 

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Woman shoots mother, claims stand your ground

A mother of six says who she was forced to shoot he mother in self-defense is claiming immunity under the controversial stand your ground law. Surveillance video of the 2011 incident from a Florida food mart shows Shireeka Wilson being attacked by her mother, Valerie Rushing. 

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Lawmakers support changes to ‘stand your ground’ law in Florida

A legislative committee in Florida took a major step toward clarifying the state’s much debated “stand your ground” defense on Monday. The committee approved restrictions on its use and clarified that the statute does not permit “vigilantism” by neighborhood watch activists. 

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Report: Florida has never executed a white person for killing a black person

According to a report released by the ACLU, Florida has never executed a white person for killing a black person since allowing the death penalty in 1976. 84 Floridians have been executed since 1976. 

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Free Marissa: Color of Change calls for firing of Florida State Prosecutor Angela Corey

Marissa Alexander remains free on bond pending a new trial regarding the firing of a warning shot over the head of her abusive husband. The case has garnered national attention, with not just Florida’s stand your ground law at the forefront, but also Alexander’s story. The domestic violence survivor and mother of three was sentenced […]

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George Zimmerman signs autographs at gun show in Orlando

It appears that George Zimmerman isn’t quite ready to give up his “fame” yet. Despite a highly successful campaign to put a halt to a celebrity fight earlier last month, the former neighborhood watch captain still believes that he is worthy of the spotlight. 

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Florida man shoots deputy, claims Stand Your Ground defense

Charges against a Florida man who shot a deputy last year could be dismissed if he is granted immunity. Keenan Finkelstein, 24, claimed the Stand Your Ground defense for shooting Sgt. Shedrick Johnson in the leg outside a home in Scenic Hills on March 20. He is charged with aggravated battery against an officer.

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Rev. Al Sharpton, Tom Joyner to lead Stand Your Ground protest

The Rev. Al Sharpton, radio personality Tom Joyner and the parents of slain teenagers Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis will lead a march and rally against Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law. The rally is set to take place in Tallahassee on Monday. 

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