Trayvon Martin http://apr.org en Some Lawmakers Favor 'Stands Your Ground' Repeal http://apr.org/post/some-lawmakers-favor-stands-your-ground-repeal <p>At least two members of the Alabama Legislature say they will introduce bills in the Alabama next year seeking to repeal Alabama's "stand your ground" law.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Democratic Sen. Hank Sanders of Selma and Rep. Alvin Holmes of Montgomery say they think the Trayvon Martin case in Florida shows the need to repeal the law.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Another legislator, Democratic Rep. Merika Coleman-Evans of Midfield, plans to introduce a bill that says a person can't stand his or her ground if he or she was the aggressor.<br> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 12:27:02 +0000 The Associated Press 34728 at http://apr.org Some Lawmakers Favor 'Stands Your Ground' Repeal Hundreds Protest Zimmerman Acquittal In Birmingham http://apr.org/post/hundreds-protest-zimmerman-acquittal-birmingham <p>Hundreds of demonstrators are rallying at a park in downtown Birmingham to protest the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial.</p><p>The 29-year-old neighborhood watch volunteer was acquitted Saturday in the February 2012 shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla.</p><p>Marlon Wright was among the demonstrators who gathered at Kelly Ingram Park Monday and said he has to be wary around police as a young black man. He says he fears that Zimmerman's acquittal will only make matters worse.</p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 21:28:57 +0000 The Associated Press 34187 at http://apr.org Hundreds Protest Zimmerman Acquittal In Birmingham