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Angela Corey's Command Performancenew

What a difference a few weeks can make. At the end of February, Fla. State Attorney Angela Corey was in the inhospitable waters of national opprobrium, castigated for filing first-degree murder charges against a 12-year-old, criticized for a probe of employees' emails, blamed in a report for jail overcrowding and reduced to hurling insults at local reporters.
Folio Weekly  |  Anne Schindler  |  04-16-2012  |  Commentary

George Zimmerman's Family Member Implies AG Eric Holder Is Racistnew

The family of George Zimmerman has stepped up its public defense, and one relative has sent a highly critical letter to Attorney General Eric Holder asking why the Department of Justice has not arrested members of the New Black Panther Party movement.
Miami New Times  |  Kyle Munzenrieder  |  04-10-2012  |  Crime & Justice

What South Carolina's castle doctrine means for younew

In South Carolina, your home is your castle. So is your car, and so is your business. Under the state’s interpretation of the “castle doctrine,” as amended in 2006, civilians are allowed to use deadly force to defend themselves, but they have to meet certain requirements. Basically, if you are out in a neighborhood or in another public place, you are on shaky legal ground if you pull out a weapon.
Charleston City Paper  |  Paul Bowers  |  04-02-2012  |  Policy Issues

We are Trayvon Martinnew

Scenes from the Justice for Trayvon rallies, protests and hearings in Sanford, Fla.
Orlando Weekly  |  Barry Kirsch  |  03-28-2012  |  Race & Class

What Will be the Next Target of Gun-Rights Paranoia?new

For all of its blue-steel swagger, the gun-rights movement lives in perpetual fear of threats the rest of us have difficulty seeing.
Pittsburgh City Paper  |  Chris Potter  |  03-28-2012  |  Crime & Justice

'Stand Your Ground'new

It's been three weeks since a Sanford, Fla. vigilante, George Zimmerman, shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin to death, apparently for looking suspicious – and, according to Zimmerman's own words, for being black and wearing a hoodie. What's taking so long for police to arrest Zimmerman?
Orlando Weekly  |  Erin Sullivan  |  03-19-2012  |  Crime & Justice

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