An analysis of 204 Florida cases finds defendants are far more likely to be convicted if the victim is white.
Overheated Beltway cranks and the blood on their hands.
For Florida, being at the center of a maelstrom about race and justice for black Americans is nothing new. Especially if you ever had a run-in with Lake County’s brutal seven-term sheriff, Willis McCall.
In the 29 states that use the law, stand your ground increases the likelihood of a justified homicide ruling—but only when a white person is accused of killing a black person.
From the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition to the murder trial of George Zimmerman, events you should be aware of.