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Blacks Who “Stand Their Ground” Are Often Imprisoned

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Stand Your Ground laws are less accommodating of Black defendants. Such was the case of successful African-American businessman John McNeil who was found guilty of aggravated assault and felony murder in Georgia in 2006 in connection with the fatal shooting of White contractor who threatened him in front his son.

George Zimmerman Expected at Hearing to Determine ‘Stand Your Ground’ Defense

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AFRICANGLOBE - In a little more than a month, George Zimmerman is scheduled to go on trial for the murder of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin. The pretrial maneuvering between prosecutors and Zimmerman’s defense team continue, as the defendant is expected to appear in court today.

George Zimmerman Judge Previously Rejected ‘Stand Your Ground’ Claim

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In May, Circuit Judge Debra Nelson, who has taken over the George Zimmerman murder case, rejected the "stand your ground" claim of a 21-year-old Sanfordman who was charged...
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