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Marissa Alexander Released On Bail

By Kirsten West Savali Around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday night, Marissa Alexander was granted a pretrial release with special conditions, according to the Duval County Clerk of Court. First Coast News reports the conditions of Alexander’s release below: • Remain under … Continue reading

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The Trayvon Martin Case and the Law, But Whose Law?

By Rosemarie Pace Love. It’s the fundamental teaching of every religion. In the Christian faith, Jesus presented it in the form of the two greatest commandments: Love God. Love your neighbor. And when a young man asked, “Who is my … Continue reading

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Blacks Who “Stand Their Ground” Are Often Imprisoned

By Zenitha Prince The recent acquittal of neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman in the shooting death of 17-year-old unarmed Trayvon Martin has led to intense scrutiny of Florida’s ‘Stand Your Ground’ law, which hung over the Zimmerman trial along with similar … Continue reading

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Zimmerman Defense Team Responds To President Obama’s Remarks On Race, Case

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Black Woman Gets 20 Years for Firing Shot at Wall; White Man Gets 0 Years for Shooting Man in the Back 3 Times, Killing Him

By Katie Halper A man in Florida shoots a man he finds having sex with his wife, killing him. A woman in Florida shoots the wall to scare off an abusive husband, harming nobody. Guess which one was acquitted? Guess … Continue reading

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